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In Whitby, houses with outdoor pools are far more prevalent than you’d think and come in a variety of housing styles and price points. The most common housing style is the detached two-story home on larger lots but other styles such as two and a half story, three-story, and bungalows are also common. Unsurprisingly, having a large lot with a spacious backyard is the most important feature for the home to be able to support the sheer size of a pool. Pools in Whitby are typically surrounded by grass, beautiful outdoor deck and patio space, as well as with water features such as slides and diving boards.
You will find homes in Whitby with pools both in more urban residential neighborhoods both north and south of highway 401 in an assortment of neighborhoods. You will also find them on ravine lots that affords the homeowner more privacy, as well as in rural areas of Whitby north of highway 407 where you will get even more land for your money.
Given the cost of installing and maintaining a pool, the homes that tend to have them throughout Whitby are ones skewing on the higher end of the home price spectrum. Expect to pay a minimum of $700,000 or so for a home with a pool in Whitby.
The most common outdoor pool in Whitby is an inground pool. This type of pool is the most popular solution for your swimming needs and simply speaking is made by digging a very large hole in the backyard and then filling it with your pool. There are four main types of inground pools: Concrete Tile, stone, and other human-made textures Fiberglass Vinyl The inground pool is the most expensive option and is also the most permanent solution. The second most common outdoor pool in Whitby is the above ground pool. This is a structure that is more semi-permanent and can even be temporary as it is more easily assembled. It sits above the ground and is usually made from steel or aluminum.
Unfortunately, you can’t just wake up one day and say that you’d like to dig a big hole in the backyard and install a pool! Following the Town of Whitby’s strict regulations on building and zoning will ensure responsible construction, pool use, and safety. To apply for all appropriate permits, follow this helpful link to the Town of Whitby website as it relates to the construction of pools: https://www.whitby.ca/en/residents/Building-a-Swimming-Pool.asp