It’s the dream of many to have a swimming pool; there’s just something quite luxurious about having your own oasis where you, your family and friends can gather around for a relaxing time together. However, swimming pool construction is not just about digging a hole in your background and filling it with water. You want it to meet your specific requirements for beauty and function.
Something that most people neglect to take note of is how big a responsibility it is to have a pool and how it may require some changes in their lifestyle, but with thoughtful planning, many of these issues can be properly addressed. Before launching into this project, take note of the listed considerations below so you can ensure that your pool is an asset to your property and not a liability.
- Size of the lot where the pool will be constructed – This will determine which shape of pool you can go with that will not only look great but will also make smart use of space. The idea here is you want enough “walk” area around the pool so that cleaning can be done easily and people can move around the pool comfortably.
- Location – As much as possible, you want the pool to be tucked away somewhere private where your neighbours don’t get a view of all your “activities.” Likewise, you want to make sure that the location for the pool will not require you to clean more often than you would want to (like under a tree that sheds leaves quite often), or potentially expose you to some health hazards (like if the pool’s water system were right beside a septic tank).
- Safety system – This is a must, especially if you have really young family members. You may want to build a fence around the pool to prevent the young ones from wandering off and falling directly into the pool.
- Filtration system – There are different types and you want to determine which would work with your budget and your water quality requirements.
- Pool heating – Most people want this feature installed because this feature can make the pool useful to everybody (even the old ones with weaker joints and muscles). It’s crucial to determine which system to use; solar pool heating is actually quite popular because it’s more energy- and cost-efficient.
- Accessories – Some examples are lighting and other aesthetic features that a pool company can install to enhance the beauty and function of the pool.
- Type of water – Salt water is also popularly used by a lot of pool owners to imitate the feel of sea water; you just may want to consider this if you have very particular taste.
- Pool company to hire – You want to go with reputable experts who can perfectly execute your plans and at the same time provide you numerous options as to the best accomplishment of the project.