Having a new in-ground pool built is a monumental task that requires a lot of time and money, but it’s an investment that will pay off in family entertainment, physical and mental health, and the value of your home. Make sure your investment is worth it by taking the time to consider important factors before installing your new pool.
First and foremost, you need to know your budget. Knowing how much you can spend on your pool will help you narrow down a lot of options and determine the best setup for you and your family without overspending. If you go into the process hoping for something that’s more than you can afford, you could come out the other end with a pool you don’t really love.
Make sure you know and understand your local zoning laws that affect what you can do with a backyard pool. A good pool contractor will help you with this. Don’t be afraid to ask questions so you can ensure you fully understand the applicable laws and plan your installation accordingly.
Fiberglass, vinyl-lined, and concrete pools are available for installation, but which type should you choose?
Vinyl-liner pools are the most inexpensive option, but they require a full liner replacement every 7-10 years making their long-term expense a bit high. They have great customizability though, being available in many shapes and sizes.
Fiberglass pools are the mid-tier option in terms of affordability. However, these pools are made in a factory and shipped to your property, so their size and shape options are significantly more limited than vinyl-liner and concrete pools.
Concrete pools have the best longevity, but they are not lined in any way which makes them vulnerable to algae build-up. Due to this, they require more frequent cleaning and maintenance to keep them algae-free and sparkling. Since they are poured on-site, they have an infinite range of customization. This is the most expensive option, but it also adds the most value to your home and has the best range of add-on features that can turn your pool area into a luxurious outdoor space.
Think about what extra features you’d like to add to your pool. From something as simple as a diving board or water slide to luxury additions like cascading waterfalls, there are a lot of add-on options that can be considered to make your pool just right for you and your family. Don’t forget about the basics like underwater lighting so that you can use your pool any time you want.
Don’t treat landscaping as a separate issue. Creating a cohesive outdoor space around your pool is just as important as creating the perfect pool itself. This is going to be a space for both fun and relaxation, so it should be an extension of your landscaping and hardscaping. Knowing what kind of hardscaping you want around your pool will help you elevate the look and feel of it, and adding landscaping elements such as privacy bushes or even beautiful flowers can create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere for everyone who comes by.
Do You Have More Questions About Swimming Pools? Ask Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC
If you still have questions about how to build a brand new swimming pool, Sunrise Premiere Pool Builders LLC is here to help you. At Sunrise Pools, we can build and install your pool, spa, or hot tub and provide you with pool chemicals, services, and more. If you have questions, feel free to give us a call at 410-349-3852. To see more from us and for tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.