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Want a Pool But Your Spouse Doesn't? Here's How to Change That - Brett Clawson - Blog

Want a Pool But Your Spouse Doesn't? Here's How to Change That

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When the weather heats up, are you wishing you had a pool just a few steps away? Do you wish your spouse had the same feelings? If you're finding yourselves at odds over making a pool part of your home's landscape, don't give up just yet. Here are some ideas for convincing your spouse that a pool is not only a good idea but a valuable addition to your home as well.

Present the Facts

One of the best ways to present your case for a pool will be to do your homework before bringing it up. Not only will having facts on paper prior give the discussion a realistic tone, but it will also ideally cut down any unknowns or questions your spouse has. To start, enter "Pool builders near me" into your search engine. Remember, once you connect with a professional, rest assured the process should be a smooth one. This will also give you a better understanding of different sizes and shapes, as well as an idea of pricing.

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Paint a Beautiful Picture of What Could Be

Even though you already know how much more fun those hot days will be with a pool, making sure your spouse shares the same vision is a must. This might be tricky, especially if they're stuck on the financial or logistical aspects of it. However, it can still be done. For instance, maybe your spouse hasn't considered the opportunities that a swimming pool offers.

While pools are great for cooling off on a hot day, they're also the perfect environment for getting excellent exercise. If you have kids, focus on the fun and convenience a pool will offer. Gone will the days be of schlepping everyone to the community pool, because you'll have your own in your backyard. There won't be any more worrying about securing deck space, no more paying pool fees, or having to swim within a certain timeframe. They're also perfect for family or neighborhood gatherings, birthday parties, or weekends with the grandkids.

Put Everything Into Perspective 

It's no secret that a pool is a large investment. What's important here is to put things into perspective. Maybe this means suggesting swapping a vacation for a staycation, where your new pool is the shining star. Pools might also increase property value, which is never a bad thing. It's also a great way to keep your kids closer to home; to make your house the place for the kids to gather. You can also approach it from the idea that a family vehicle could run in the same ballpark pricing-wise, but chances are you'll have the car for far less time than you'll have your pool. Focus on situations that relate to your situation for the best impact. 

Have a Plan

In a perfect world, pools would simply take care of themselves. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. And when you have a spouse who isn't quite on board with purchasing a pool, chances are its maintenance is part of the uncertainty. This is why making sure you've got a maintenance plan is a must, even if it's just a collection of reasonable ideas to think about. Be sure you have a realistic idea of what it entails. Fortunately, pool maintenance has come a long way over the years, making it easier than ever to perform proper care.

Additionally, if you're able to budget it, consider contracting with a pool maintenance company to make things even easier. Having a pool built in your backyard will open up years of fun and healthy activity for everyone. And if your spouse isn't as sure of doing this as you are, just remember that the way you approach it can make all the difference in the outcome. 


By being prepared with facts and painting a positive picture of what to expect, you can have a frank and productive discussion that will ideally end up with a pool in your backyard.

Publish Date: July 22, 2021 9:43 PM

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