Homeowners want what’s best for their swimming pools that they tend to overspend and buy things they don’t really need, like accessories and pieces of sophisticated equipment. Not only is this costly, it can also result in wrong purchase decisions that do nothing to improve the state of the pool or the swimming experience. It is best if one looks at this checklist before going to pool shops:
- Identify what you want and what you need. Knowing the things that one wants and one needs is always a good starting point in making a shopping list of pool must-haves. Listing them down helps pool owners prioritise which products or equipment should be bought immediately.
- Set a budget. After trimming down one’s wish list to only reflect the bare essentials, it is now time to set a budget ceiling. For this, one has to define how much he is willing to and can spend for this activity.
- Research and compare. Gather as much information about the products on the list. Canvass for a cheaper price, or at least check if the one in your neighborhood store isn’t jacking up their price unjustifiably.
Religiously following this checklist or other similar planning devices can prevent homeowners from buying out of impulse. This can result in savings that can be used for future pool purchases as new needs arise.