What to Know Before You Build a Pool

The cost of constructing and maintaining a swimming pool is significant. Building and maintaining a pool is not only expensive, but it also necessitates significant time, effort, and yard space. For this project to be a success, you’ll need to do a lot of research and make a lot of decisions about the pool’s size and shape. You should also know who you want to engage as a contractor to build a pool in your backyard.

What to Know Before You Build a Pool

Often, determining your budget for a swimming pool is the first step. You’ll be able to make more informed choices about the pool’s features, materials, and size when you’ve come up with a realistic spending limit up front. You should also think about whether or not you can build a pool in your backyard. The construction of a swimming pool can be complex or costly if the area is in an unusual shape or has steep slopes. The professionals at Southern Poolscapes have put together a list of the most important points you’ll need to keep in mind before starting this job.

Here’s what you should consider before you build a pool

Choose the style of pool you desire

Choosing the appropriate pool for your backyard can be a daunting task. Concrete pools, fiberglass pools, and vinyl-lined pools are the most common inground swimming pool options in the US. Decide whether or not to build a pool after carefully considering the advantages and disadvantages of each option. But a knowledgeable Southern Poolscapes contractor can help you through the alternatives.

Learn about your local zoning laws

Before you start construction or even set up a consultation, check to see if your property is in compliance with local zoning laws regarding the installation of a pool. There are stringent rules and regulations in many localities governing swimming pools, and no exceptions can be made to them.

Look for a high-quality circulation system

A water circulation system is a necessity in order to keep a pool clean and clear, regardless of whether it’s saltwater or chlorinated. It is possible to select a high-efficiency aquatic system for the backyard oasis. You can achieve this with the help of a professional Southern Poolscapes pool builder.

Looking toward longevity 

The short installation times of vinyl and fiberglass pools may be attractive now that the temperatures are rising. The lengthier time it takes to build a gunite pool, typically between four and six weeks, is worth it if you’re seeking a long-lasting, custom-built pool. 

Landscaping is an important consideration as well

Which do you prefer, a pool deck bordered with pebbles or shady palms to cool off in the afternoon heat? Pool landscaping, such as lighting, water features, and other pool accessories, can add to the visual appeal of a pool. A landscaping professional can help you design a beautiful but manageable green environment around the pool.

Consider how much you can maintain

Pools may be a great selling point for a home if properly cared for. But if there’s poor building and maintenance, the opposite can be true (a poorly maintained pool will reduce the value of your home). To ensure that your swimming pool remains dazzling for years, you need to hire professional and qualified pool experts.

Cascading waterfalls, underwater lighting, and dynamic jets in pools can help you achieve the mood you’re going for. Prior to building your pool, take some time to think about what additional features you want it to include. Adding them later or retrofitting them will be costly, time-consuming, and untidy. However, they will raise your initial budget.

Determine how much money you have to work with

In light of these considerations, it’s time to see if you have enough money set aside for your dream pool. If you can only picture the costs in your head when you close your eyes, it may not be the best decision for you at this time. When it’s time to build a pool, talk to a financial expert about how much it will cost and what the benefits will be.

Know your builder

The swimming pool building is no different from any other building project. Hire a company you can trust to build a pool if you want it to be a gathering place for your friends and family.

What to Know Before You Build a Pool

Build a pool and avoid these mistakes

  • Misjudgment of the scope of the project and its impact. Be prepared for chaos and dirt, and you will be able to deal with them more effectively. 
  • Purchasing a diving board that you will only use a few times a year. To use diving boards, you’ll need a pool with a deep end, which will raise your pool costs and require close supervision of children under the age of 12 when they’re in it.
  • You’re only interested in pricing. When it comes to pools, cutting costs is never a good idea. 
  • Cutting corners on the pool’s paved areas and decking in order to conserve funds. Remember that people spend more time around than they do in the water, and adding more room once the structure is completed can be costly.
  • Selecting a location for your pool that is either too shady or lacks an adequate area for unwinding, sunbathing, and resting results in a difficult time getting around the pool.

Ready to build a pool? Hire professional gunite pool builders

It’s a terrific way to get some exercise and spend time with your family and friends on a hot summer day. You should begin planning to build a pool now to have a pool ready for the summer. Contact us at Southern Poolscapes!

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