Before you start building a pool at home, you need to consider some aspects that will help you decide whether or not you should start the process. From design details to durability to further maintenance costs, we made a selection of the most important things you need to take into account before buidling a home swimming pool.
Do you really need a swimming pool?
Many people decide they want to have a pool at home without thinking if they will actually use it or if they really need it in their backyard. Some yards are not suitable for building a pool because the soil is sandy or rocky so this detail needs to be analyzed very well. Also, you might have children who will be in danger around a swimming pool or you spend most of the summer working and you will rarely use the pool. All these aspects must be taken into account before starting building a pool.
Set a budget that you need to follow
Before deciding on the pool you want to build, see how much money you have available so you will know your limits. Depending on the pool material, the constructor, the type of pool you want, its size, and so on, you will need to spend some money and it’s best to know how much you rely on. The pool construction expenses can vary from a few thousand dollars to dozens of thousands.
Decide on the material you want
Home swimming pools can be made of various materials but the most common are vinyl, fiberglass, and concrete. The difference is in the price, the durability, the aspect, as well as in the maintenance and you need to do some research before deciding on a certain type of material.
What type of pool you want?
There are two types of pools that you can choose from, namely above ground and inground pools and you will need to decide whether you want a permanent pool or one that you can disassemble and move. If you opt for an inground pool, you can decide on the size, the material, and the shape of the pool while the above ground models come in heir own sizes and shapes but with the advantage that you won’t need to dig the ground for them.
Pools imply maintenance
After you are done building the pool, you will need to consider the maintenance aspects that imply responsibility and costs. You will need to invest in quality filters that will guarantee the filtration system will run smoothly and you must buy a robotic pool cleaner to keep the water clean and safe for swimming if you want to limit your effort in cleaning the pool, which will add other hundreds of dollars of expenses. You must invest in water tests and chemicals that will clean the water, and let’s not forget about the water and electricity bills.