So, let us present to you with few facts that you should definitely consider before building your swimming pool. Here’s the most important things to consider.
Choose the correct company
It is essential to lend the work to a specialist in the field. Beware of the companies that makes low quality swimming pools but costs a lot. Go through their portfolios. Examine some works done by them. Pay attention to the costs. More experienced companies will create durable swimming pools with better designs. And in the construction phase, state the changes that must be made rather than following their instructions. Its’ your family destination after all. So get the job done with professionals in the field.
Do your research
Before constructing the swimming, pool or offering the contract to a company, do your research on the subject. This makes it easier for you to understand the process and it also helps to avoid frauds along the way. Go to the web. There are millions of things you can find relating to the subject. Spend a little bit of time and get to know your basics before you step in.
What is the type you prefer?
There are three types of swimming pools. vinyl-lined, fiberglass, and concrete. Before you make your choice, go through the advantages and disadvantages of each of them and select the best option for you. Concrete lets you decide the shape, size and the depths you want to have. You can make your ideal swimming pool, but the fiberglass has a build in shape, and it is fixed to a hole dug in the soil and your choices are limited.
What is its purpose?
This matters when it comes to the level of water you have in your pool. Do you plan to have your kids come and enjoy as well? Or is this going to be a friendly gathering spot? If the purpose is well known, you can go for various designs depending on what you prefer and what is more comfortable. It is always better not to go too deep. But the deeper you go, the reinforcement you need to have will be higher
A ground level pool or not?
It is better to have an in-ground pool as it delivers the best quality and feel of a swimming pool. But the soil excavations and fillings are a little bit costly in this case. But if the site is a steep one, you’ll have to go with an above-ground level pool so that it will reduce the extra costs. If you are it sure what to pick, always ask around for a better opinion form the constructors.
Location of the pool
Location lets you determine how you want to enjoy a swim and then some. If you want it to be private, maybe go for an indoor pool. But if you want to feel the sun warmth and wind, better to place it outside. And the views around the pool is also for you to choose. So, take out the plans, zone the areas and make sure the place you selected has enough space to build the swimming pool. This is one of the most important aspects in building the swimming pool so take your time.
When it comes to keeping the swimming pool fresh and sparkly, you’ll have to decide whether you want a saltwater or chlorine-based or freshwater right from nature. With the current technology, you can manage, automate ad purify with energy-efficient systems. When you choose it, make sure it is a reliable system.
If you are unsure or just do not want to bother, you can hire the services of professional pool cleaners. They know what they do better than most of us, so that will solve few of our reliability concerns.
There is no use of making a swimming pool if you are unable to maintain it. Here are some of the cost factors in maintaining a swimming pool.
- Cleaning costs (chemicals, labor)
- Operating costs
- Effect on the electricity bill
So, it is better to have a managed budget with a part cut put to carry out the maintenance works in check.
Avoid large number of fittings
It is better to keep the pool design simple and natural. Swimming pools must be waterproof with no leaks. It is a crucial aspect, for obvious reasons. So, having may fittings will breach the waterproof-ness of the pool. You can always add elements separately rather than built them into the pool. This reduce the costs and since it is your own swimming pool, it is okay to have inlets and outlets on display rather than trying to cover them using artificial elements. It is smart not to trade sustainability for aesthetic appeal.
You would have to create a healthy surrounding when building a swimming pool. If the edges of the pool have a soil cover, the pool might get dirty and muddy during heavy rains. And having lot of trees covering the pool might lead to collection of fallen leaves and getting stuck in purifiers in some cases. So, you’ll have be cautious about the landscape of the swimming pool where few amount of trees and shrubs lining the pool. Or you can go with decorating plant types which will add more beauty to the pool. But be aware of flowering plants as they attract insects to the plants.
It is better to be aware of the safety of the swimming pool. If you have little kids running here and there, it is reasonable to have a perimeter fence to make the pool an enclosed area. That way you don’t have to worry about their safety. Same goes if you have pets such as cats or dogs in your home. If you aren’t comfortable with the animals getting in the water for a swim, better to have some preparations to avoid that. At the exits and ends of the swimming pool, place high grip, non-sticky mats to avoid slipping and falling. Rough finished paving and decks in the perimeter will ensure accidents does not happen often.
We hope this article helped you with your future plans on building the swimming pool of your dreams. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.