After installing pools here at Earl's Pools for the better part of thirty years we have always sold upgrades with pool purchases whether they may be perimeter tile, water features, salt chlorinators, underwater pool lighting, pool coping, patio options, slides, diving boards, deck jets, spa jets, automatic pool cleaners, or even retaining walls. Within the past few years I started noticing that nine times out of ten most customers of ours chose the same four upgrades. What we decided to do was to include them into our base price of the pool. Here are the four most chosen pool upgrades by our customers over the past five years and reasons why.
- Salt Chlorine Generator- The salt system with a fiberglass pool seems to cost my average customer around fifty dollars anually to maintain their pool. Salt chlorinators produce chlorine from salt instead of using tablet forms or granular forms of chlorine. Most salt systems even let the home owner know when the salt level is low in the pool, which provides them with less confusion when maintaining the water chemistry in the pool.
- Underwater Lighting- We now use LED low voltage lights in our new installs due to the safety features and the overall more classic look that it provides. Without a wet niche light used in the pool you take that potential of electrical current passing into the pool water. Pool lighting provides that extra look at night as well as illuminating the inside of the pool for more enjoyment in the evenings.
- Automatic Pool Cleaner- There are several different types of cleaners available in the market, but with designs now days it allows most customers of mine the ability to maintain their pool in about ten minutes a week. This provides that ability to just swim instead of skimming the water or even manually vacuuming before you get to enjoy that pool you invested in to create that form of vacation in your backyard.
- Pool Coping- One of the best things that you can do to boost the apperance of your pool cosmetically is pool coping. There are several different types: stamped concrete, cantilever concrete, flagstone, paver, bullnose brick, travertine, or tile. Whichever one that you may choose draw your attention to the pool itself and provide that custom look that everyone longs for with their own pool.