Are you planning to have a swimming pool at your residence? At whatever stage of planning you are, there is no doubt in the fact that installing and maintaining a swimming pool is a simple kind of thing. It is one of the major investments and a number of things come associated with it like whether the swimming pool will be under the ground or above it or will it be tiled or painted and so on. Of course, the swimming pool is one major addition to the house. The outdoor space’s landscape totally changes with it and also it can be a lifestyle changer; more fun and joy comes for your family.
But before you go to install one in your home, let’s have a look at some of the important things you must be aware of. These are as mentioned below:
- Ask yourself the clear reason for having the pool
Just like before starting a project we know its need, ask yourself why you want the pool. This will give a better way for the construction of the pool as you can then make out its shape, size,and location etc. Make a clear note that is it just for the recreation purpose for the family and friends or a beauty space for your home appearance etc. If you will have a clear idea of this point, making rest decisions will become a very easy process.
- Check whether the pool is suitable for your location
If you have a level site, building a swimming pool is quite easier but with a steep slope, the cost of construction is high. Also, you need to have the soil tests done so as to assess the suitability of the site. Property size will give an idea of the size of the pool and its shape as well.
- Decide the location of the pool
Once the pool type has been decided, the next step is to identify the correct place where the pool should be installed. First, check the regulations and terms of the building for the allowance of the site coverage, requirements for the fencing of the pool as well as some other utilities’ location like cable, gas, water lines etc.
You may need to consider some more factors like:
- The view of how the pool will look from the inside of the house and from other locations like the roof, garden etc. Lighting will make it more attractive and beautiful.
- Exposure of the pool to the sunlight so that the water remains warm and calm. If there are many big trees all around the pool, the rays of the sun will be blocked and also the leaves will fall inside the pool water.
- Routes of the water circulation and proper entrance to and exit from the pool.
- A proper place to keep pool equipment like a cleaner, sun umbrellas etc.
- A proper place near the pool should be there so that you and the family members can relax around.
- Cleaning of the pool
Once the swimming pool is installed, you need to do proper maintenance in order to make the pool as you desire. You need to have the best suction pool cleaner in order to get the pool cleaned properly.
- Cost involved
You must have a proper idea on the costing for all type of pool structures. A concrete pool will cost just the same as composite fiberglass. As you will try to customize the shape and size of these concrete pools, the price will keep on increasing. Concrete pools come with many additional costs like landscaping, decking, heating etc. Filtration costs are always added along with all this.
The lining costs for the pool maintenance are always the biggest expense. The concrete pools require acid wash in every 3 to 5 years whereas vinyl pools need repairing in every 5 to 10 years. Fiberglass pools can be less costly as they don’t require much maintenance and they come with a lifelong warranty.
These are some of the main points that you need to consider before you go for construction of a swimming pool.
Mistakes to avoid while building a swimming pool
These are some mistakes that you must never commit while you are about to install a swimming pool in your area. Have a look at them below:
- Never choose a wrong location like too shady or with no space around to sit and relax.
- In order to save money, skimping on the paved areas can save much of the money.
- Never underestimate the project size and have all the planning accordingly.
You must be very careful with such a big amount to be expended. So get the thorough knowledge about the swimming pool and then take your decision.