Tips on building a swimming pool

Time has come and now you want to have a swimming pool at your backyard- it’s a great opportunity. You must make sure that you achieve what you wanted in terms of shape, size, and style. When planning on building a swimming pool, you have to consider a few things and that is why you need to read this article and get tips on the best way to do it.

Pick the pool of your choice

 Not every pool type would appeal to you, nope. There are two main types or you to choose from; an in-ground and above the ground pool. With an above the ground pool, you will not need to seek permission from the relevant government authority. No excavation is needed and therefore it is extremely cheaper compared to the other. With an in-ground one, after you have scooped the earth, what matters most is the type of finish you apply. The most popular pool finish is the tiled finish. Depending on the size of the pool, it can be quite expensive and building it takes a lot of time due to the work involved. You could also go for a liner pool or preformed pool. The two options are cheaper and more durable.

Choose a reliable pool contractor

Sometimes, you may think that you have enough knowledge of pools and therefore opt for the DIY route. However, a swimming pool contractor knows what is required, the tools, equipment, manpower and so that the project is accomplished smoothly. Going it alone is not an option if you want to get a good swimming pool in the plunge pool. Choose a contractor with a reputation for quality work. Ensure that the professional has sufficient training, licensed and a member of the relevant professional body. Check out from their website- get testimonials from previous clients. Go through the feedback page on the website and see if they match your standard. Think also of a fiberglass pool installer, you can be sure of a perfect finish with such. Do not fall into the trap of the “cheap contractors”. Most of these want to get the much they can from you and disappear after doing a shoddy job-all that you need is value for money.

Install a solar heater

The cost of installing a solar heater is a bit higher compared to the ordinary gas heater. However, the operating cost is far much lower than all. Experts advise that you install both heaters so that once you heat the pool using the gas heater, the solar heater can maintain the heat. A solar heater can last for even twenty years without major repairs and this is very economical.

Consider a plunge pool

With diminishing backyards, people have opted for plunge pools instead of an ordinary swimming pool. This type takes a small space and can be installed above or in-ground. They are quick and easy to install- this means in three days, a plunge pool builder can deliver a perfectly finished pool.

You want a swimming pool that will last long and serve the purpose. It is therefore important that you consider a contractor with enough experience in the industry and one who can actualize your dream.

Author: Robin Gupta