10 Questions to Ask Before Building a Pool
Dreaming about building a swimming pool? Check out these questions to help you prepare.
What will I use it for?
The first question you need to ask yourself is what is the main purpose of your pool? Narrowing down why you want a pool in the first place will help make the rest of the process much easier. Are you looking for a space to entertain? A space to have time with your family? Or a space for escape and relaxation? Whatever your reason may be, there are plenty of pool designs, features, and layouts to make your dream become a reality.
Do I want a pool, spa, or hot tub?
Now that you’ve narrowed down the purpose of your pool, you can start dreaming about what you want it to look like! The amazing part about building a custom pool is how much flexibility you have to dream. Pool features like fan jets, , and waterfalls are all options to help your pool vision come to life. If your backyard allows it, you can dream as big or small as you want!
What size and shape?
Depending on the size of your backyard, you’ll get to decide how large or small you want your swimming pool! By looking up other pool designs and projects, you can have a better idea of what you want your pool to look like. When you choose us as your builder, a designer will visit your home to help create a pool design that is right for you!
Click here for a free estimate.
What is my budget?
Money, money, money! Determining your budget before contacting a pool builder is the best thing you can do. Preparing what price range you’re willing to pay for your pool will make choosing finishes, pool features, decking, and screens much easier. If you’re looking for financing options you can visit our website to view who we suggest. We suggest that you talk with a financial advisor to see if building a pool is the right step for you.
How will you keep your pool clean?
Keeping your pool clean is the number one factor that pool owners forget when purchasing their pool. You’ll need to decide if you rather maintain your pool yourself or hire a professional. The advantage to having a professional come service your pool is the amount of time you’ll save. Pool service pricing is usually reasonable and worth the cost.
Tip: Spend some time learning about pool maintenance yourself and you can recognize if there’s ever a problem with your pool’s overall health.
What kind of area do I live in?
Sometimes different areas or neighborhoods can have rules or policies in place for in-ground swimming pools. You can check with your county to confirm that there are no hidden procedures you must take before building a swimming pool in your backyard.
Will it raise the value of my home?
The great thing about owning a pool is the value it can add to your home. Installing a pool can raise the value of your home which is always a great advantage if you’re ever going to resell. Building a pool is an investment; keeping that perspective throughout your building process will benefit you in the long run.
How soon do I want a pool?
Timing is everything. Whether your dream pool is right around the corner or years away, it’s never to early to start looking researching. Most pool builders give a quote is valid for up to 60 days, which should give you enough time to decide if you want to continue with the pool building process. Prices for construction materials are subject to change throughout the year, so you’ll want to ask about their estimate policy. Keep in mind that weather can have a direct effect on the timeline of your project including something as simple as rain.
Am I ready to have a construction site on my property?
Building a pool in your backyard also means you are welcoming a construction site to live there. Construction can be messy and dirty but if you choose your pool builder wisely, they’ll make sure to keep your property clean.
Tip: Keep this question in mind if you have small kids or dogs that you’ll want to keep out of this area during the pool building process.
What are you waiting for?
We hope this was useful as you prepare to design you DREAM pool! Why do you want a swimming pool in your backyard? What do you want to use it for? Comment below, we’d love to hear from you!