Is installing a swimming pool in your to-do list? While adding a swimming pool may add some glamorous factor in your home, it is vital to consider some things before starting the project. Pool installation is a significant investment and requires some compressive planning before installing. The key to making the best out of your investment is conducting your homework carefully.
What are some of the questions to ask yourself before you install a pool?
Why do you need the pool?
Just like any other projects, you need to establish a reason for starting it. This will help determine the size, shape, depth, and type of pool to go for. How do you intend to use it? Could it be for recreation, laps or do you want to install for children use, to act as your garden’s focal point or for merely enhancing your home’s view? Without all these in mind, your project can never be a success. The purpose is everything.
Where do you wish to put it?
The site plays a significant role in determining how the end product will be. Swimming pools are best if installed on level site. Also, the location of your home will determine where you will locate the pool. For example, urban areas may restrict you as they include several strict requirements. You have to ensure that you are not installing the pool near the property boundary and also make sure that your neighbors’ property and trees do not shade your pool.
What kind of pool do you wish to install
There are a variety of types of pools to choose from.
Do you wish to go for an above or below the ground pool? Although soil excavation may sound costly, there is no doubt that inground pools have a more permanent pool than the above-ground kind of pools. However, if you do not have a level ground, it is recommendable to go for above ground pools as they are faster and cheaper to install on steep sites.
What’s your budget?
This entails both the construction and maintenance cost. Budget goes hand in hand with determining the type of pool to go with. Each kind comes with a different cost of construction and maintenance. Remember you do not have to break the bank to own a swimming pool. Go with what you can comfortably afford. The size and the material are among the top determinants of the overall cost of installing and running the pool. Make your choices wisely.
Do you have a contractor?
Now that you have already decided that you are installing the pool, you have a site in mind and the funds, the next thing is to ensure that you have the right contractor for the job. You have to do your homework well since the contractor you choose for the job plays the most significant role in determining the success of all the other aspects. Do online research and ask referrals from friends or relatives who have already installed theirs.
Adding a pool for your family and friends to have fun takes thorough research and planning before installation. Planning ahead helps with budgeting and determining the right design. Pools can be fun but only when the installation is done right. Good luck with your new project.