5 Upcoming Trends and Uses for Kelowna Pools in 2018

Kelowna pools are a great way to enjoy Okanagan lifestyle while adding value to your home. 

Kelowna pools are a great way to enjoy Okanagan lifestyle while adding value to your home. 

As winter starts to blanket the Okanagan, it’s never too soon to start thinking about your plans for spring. If you’ve been considering a major overhaul for your outdoor living space, it may be time to think about having a pool installed. At Rafter 4K Contracting, we know Kelowna pools and have looked into the trends and benefits that a pool brings… So get ready to splash into a new year:


1. Time with Family

As we live in stressful times, where work and other distractions are prevalent, installing the kind of pools Kelowna homeowners will love in their yards is an investment that goes way beyond money. They are an investment in time with your family, whether it’s a morning splash with the kids, a relaxing dip with your loved one after a long day at work, or hosting a family get together.


2. Living the lifestyle

Let’s face it. The Okanagan is one of the most beautiful places in Canada. We also have long, hot summers, which makes us look for ways to improve our outdoor living spaces. Look around your neighbourhood in the spring and you will see many homeowners landscaping their yards and gardens so they can enjoy Okanagan living at its best. Hiring pool and deck builders to add to your outdoor space with a Kelowna pool installation goes a long way by adding to the value of your home. It’s an investment in that Okanagan lifestyle.


3. Sale value added

If you are looking for a return on investment in your home, when adding features such as swimming pools, Kelowna real estate stats show that homes that are valued between $300,000-$400,000 that spend from $30,000 to $50,000 on a pool are likely not going to make their money back on the re-sell of their home. However, a pool in a home worth from $500,000 to $1 million can fetch up to a 50 percent return, while a home worth more than $1 million can be much closer to the 70-80 percent range. 


4. Earn by renting

There is one way you can earn back your investment when hiring Kelowna pool builders to add to your outdoor living space, and that is opening your home as a vacation rental. According to vacation rental site VRBO, some of the top features of a vacation rental in Kelowna include:

  • Saltwater pools
  • In-ground hot tubs
  • Wrap-around or covered decks
  • Wet bars
  • Waterfall diving boards
  • Outdoor kitchens, fireplaces


5. More outdoor enjoyment

Some of the other ways homeowners are adding lifestyle and monetary value to their homes is by getting patio and deck builders to install the kind of Kelowna deck and rail as well as fencing that is now on trend.

Popular deck railing materials include:

  • Natural wood such as cedar or redwood
  • Tropical hardwoods
  • Composite board or pressure-treated lumber
  • Aluminum     


For more ideas, read our blog on 4 Ways to Create an Outdoor Oasis Around Your Kelowna Pool.


Rafter 4K Contracting is one of the pool companies Kelowna trusts to install swimming pools, decks, rails, patios and other exterior touches to make their outside space feel warm and inviting. Find out how we can add value to your Okanagan lifestyle and your home by contacting us today.


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