We all want to have a pool in our backyard, right? It is a perfect place to relax, spending hot summer days, organize family and friends gatherings, and so on. Plus, by installing one of these you are going to increase the value of your property which is an important thing if you ever decide to move out and sell it.
Still installing a pool is a large investment which means that there are multiple things that you have to consider. In this article, we are going to discuss some of these, but in order to make the right choice, you should do extensive research on available types of pools.
Why do you want a pool?
This might seem like an odd question, but actually it is the first thing that you have to consider. Why? Well, by being able to explain why you want to install one of these, you will be able to decide on the features it needs to possess.
Do you want to improve the value and the appearance of your property? Do you want something that is going to entertain your kids? How old are your children? Do you want to frequently throw parties? These are all questions that are going to help you make the best decision when it comes to choosing a pool.
Above ground or inground?
If you have done any research surely you have noticed that there are so many types of pools, so choosing the right one can turn into a daunting task. This is the first in the line of many decisions that you have to make. Generally speaking, there are two kinds– inground and above-ground ones.
First of all, you have to consider the ground where you want to put it. According to Gordonave, if the site is steep, an above-ground one is probably your best choice. You can install one with the surrounding deck which is going to improve the access to it.
On the other hand, you can opt for the inground one. Yes, installing this one is going to be a lengthy process since the soil has to be excavated and removed. It is also more costly, but it will provide you with that sense of having a pool that most people look for.
What type of pool you should go with?
When we say ‘type’ we are talking about the material. The two most popular kinds are concrete and fiberglass. As you can assume, a concrete inground pool is considered to be the strongest, most durable option. After all, you want it to last for many years to come, which is why this one might be a perfect choice. Keep in mind that the installation process can last for a long time, a few months at least, and that also these ones are prone to mold issues if not constructed and maintain properly. Nevertheless, there is another great thing about these – they can easily be customized meaning that you can create it to be whatever you want.
On the other hand, fiberglass ones are constantly being developed so nowadays they can stand neck-in-neck with the concrete ones. Due to the fact that these are pre-constructed, you might not be able to find the shape that you want. They are easy to maintain and you can add whatever additional feature you need. The best part is that they are cost-effective and have a warranty of 25 years which the reason why their popularity is increasing.
Think about the size
Another thing that you have to decide is the size of the pool. Naturally, there are many things that affect this feature, first of them being the purpose of it. We have already discussed this, so go back, and think about it again. Do you want to use it for exercising and want to be able to swim laps? If this is the case, you will need something bigger.
On the contrary, if you only need something that will entertain your family and get them out of the house, you can go with a smaller construction. Obviously, the size of the yard and available space will have the greatest impact on its size, so you should ensure that you have made the right calculations.
What company to choose?
Building and installing a pool is definitely not something that you can turn into a DIY project and do it on your own. This means that you will have to hire a manufacturer, and the question of whom to choose arises. Depending on the area you live in, you probably have a few options.
You can ask friends or neighbors for recommendations, and you can find a few of these businesses online. Do a thorough research of each and every one of them before you make the decision. Check if they can offer you the services that you need i.e. whether or not they can build you a pool you want. Investigate if the previous customers are satisfied with their work and also whether or not they provide their clients with warranties. Finally, don’t forget to think about the cost of both the pool and the installation process. You probably have a budget and our advice is to stick to it.
The surroundings of a pool
If you don’t want to build anything around it, just have one in your garden, then this is something that you don’t have to think about. On the other note, if you want to build a deck or decorate it with some ornaments, take some time to plan the layout.
Not only do you have to think about the area you have available meaning that you have to ensure that you go with the right size, but you also have to consider other materials that you will use. You want to be certain that everything is going to be aesthetically appealing and also that you have created something that is going to last for many years to come.