7 Crucial Questions to Ask Before Building a Swimming Pool
Imagine enjoying a real summer experience right from your porch, sipping down iced tea and lemonade. But you soon realize something is missing. That’s when it hits you…. a pool!
Having a pool built in your backyard adds to your home’s aesthetic beauty and acts as a quick gateway for relaxation. The preparation phase is the most critical stage wherein you design the overall look of your pool along with your contractor, keeping in mind a general idea of what you ultimately want.
Before you get started building a swimming pool, you must ask a few questions to keep things sane. Let’s find out.
Is Your Home Backyard Suitable To Build A Pool?
The first question you should ask yourself as soon as you come up with building a pool is whether your yard is even capable of supporting it. When you have a positive response to this question, you can further think about the landscape.
- Is your space large enough?
- Are you willing to remove any possible obstacles, such as trees, to free up space?
- Is the soil you want to build on desirable for construction?
Another essential factor that must be considered is the pathway that leads to the area of the construction spot. It ideally needs to be at least 8 feet wide to be accessible to the heavy machinery needed to dig the ground for the pool.
Who Will Be Using The Pool?
This is a crucial question that must be asked during the design process of a pool. Keep in mind that this one-time project needs to be made suitable to all people using it to maintain all safety measures. So make sure to plan and accommodate swimmers of all ages, adding shallow areas if there are any toddlers, extra handrails at the sides and on the stairs for the elderly.
What Are Your Local Building and Zoning Laws?
When planning on building a swimming pool, you must be aware of your local building and zoning laws. Rio Grande Valley areas or cities can have rules and policies regarding the construction of an in-ground swimming pool. So make sure to check out your city policies to enquire if there are any hidden procedures that you might not be aware of before going forward with getting a pool in your home backyard.
What Is Your Goal?
When you think about having your pool in the backyard of your house, what do you imagine yourself doing in it? Do you want to spend your leisure evenings there? Or would you want to use it for any physical activities taking advantage of the low hydro exercising?
Answer to these questions will help you in building a pool that goes well with your requirements.
What Pool Features Are You Looking For?
Once you have enlisted your pool’s purpose, you can start drawing a wireframe about what you want it to look like. Over the years, pool design has undergone a lot of changes. You can add features like fountains and waterfalls and different lighting options. You might also want to explore other customization options like benches, stairs, slides, pool bar, and so on.
If you are fond of water sports like volleyball, you might want to factor it in as well.
What Materials Will You Use?
The final look of your pool depends on the materials that went into its construction. Although plaster is one of the essential materials used, other materials like tile surfaces, mosaics, and natural stones provide artistic flexibility.
Only building a pool is not enough. You want to beautify the surroundings too. Natural stone pavers and rock waterfalls can provide your pool a more natural flavor. You could also add a pool house near the pool area if you have the required space and budget. How about adding a grilling station or a barbecue station to get a laid-back look? Possibilities are endless. All you need to do is weigh your options and analyze your budget.
How Will You Clean Your Pool?
Maintaining a pool is as important as using it. Make sure you have all the information you need to know about maintaining the cleanliness of the pool. Ensure that the water is sanitized appropriately and fit for swimming.
That said, we hope answers to these questions will help you in getting the pool of your dreams in your backyard this summer.
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