Just crack open the pages of any one of the popular landscaping journals and magazines. There, right before your eyes are any number of fantastic modern swimming pools all decorated up with the very latest designer features. Astounding rock work, sparkling water features and even waterfalls all combine to create a scene and ambiance that invites.
However; what the pictures don’t show, is the monumental price tags that each of these and so many other modern features carry. In deed, just like when buying a car, it’s all th extras that can drive the final price tag through the roof. Once you understand a few things about pools and landscaping through, you can shave tens and possibly even hundreds of thousands of dollars off your final price.
You see, the fact is that while pool contractors and landscapers will tell you that all of these extras must be added at the time the pool is built and actually attached, the truth is much different. Stop and ask yourself, “since when did everything have to be attached right to the pool?
You can in fact get the same effect of a trickling water feature costing tens of thousands of dollars by purchasing a factory built, off the shelf water feature that you can place in your landscaping right up next to your patio. The cheaper models start out at around $200 and the top, ready to go water features of this type run around $1000.
Landscape boulders can also be purchased at your local landscape supply yard and plunked around in the landscaping surrounding your pool area. So now you have the same “natural boulder” effect for a fraction of the cost. The same principle applies with a jacuzzi. Simply buy a standard jacuzzi and have it installed on your patio and you have the same effect of a built in costing tens of thousands of dollars