Have you always dreamed of having a pool right in your backyard? While pools can be an ideal addition to your home, they also require a large amount of money and planning. So, before you dive right into a pool building project, here are 5 questions to consider.

What is my budget?

Pools can be expensive, but there are a wide variety of features to choose from that can increase the price even more. Set a firm budget for yourself and research which features and types of pools work best for your price range. Also take time to get your financing secure before getting any pool quotes or putting down deposits.

Why do I want a pool?

Do you want a pool ideal for entertaining friends? Do you want a pool so your children will have somewhere to play? Do you want a pool so you can swim laps and stay in shape? Getting an idea of why you want a pool in the first place will be key in helping you determine your pool design and what kind of features you want to add.

What type of pool do I want?

Next you need to determine what kind of pool you want, as there are many different ways to build a pool. There are some made of concrete, fiberglass, and vinyl. Countless options are also available for filtering and cleaning systems.  Also, consider what size and shape of pool look best for your property and complement the architecture of your home. There are a lot of options out there, so do some research and determine what options will work best for you and your property.

What special features do I want to add?

There are a huge variety of options when it comes to adding special features to your pool. These include LED lighting, waterfalls, fountains, a slide or diving board, spillways, a tanning ledge, and more. You can also add things around your pool, like a deck, fire pit, or even one of our own louvered roofs. Decide what is most important to you and would contribute to the purpose of your pool. 

How do I plan to maintain the pool?

Pools require constant maintenance, like adding chemicals and vacuuming, so it is important to decide how you will keep up with your pool. Determine if you will have time to maintain it, or if you should hire someone to do it for you. These 5 questions should help you on your pool- building journey. Yes, building a pool is a huge commitment, but don’t forget to enjoy it and make the most of your new addition!