5 Things To Consider When Installing A Pool

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To pool or not to pool?

As the summer heat gets hotter, this is probably a question you’re asking on a frequent basis. However, before you take the plunge into pool ownership, be sure to keep these five considerations in mind.

  1. Do Your Research

  2. Experts suggest that anyone interested in installing a pool should first research at least three different types of inground pools. Similar to the investment of a car or a house, pools come in various shapes, sizes, and prices and each requires a specific amount of care and upkeep to ensure it lasts as long as possible.

    Prior to doing your research, make sure you have a general idea – a “wish list” – of what you’d like your pool to look like and what features or amenities you’d like it to have. You can also create a “look book” of pools you like to help you stay on track during your research. (This “look book” also helps your builder gain a better understanding of the design you’re after!)

  3. Ask Around

  4. Put some feelers out about credible pool builders in your area. If you can’t seem to find a seasoned swimming pool construction professional that’s in your vicinity and within your budget, you might want to reconsider the idea of installing a pool. (You don’t want to waste money on an under-constructed pool). Chances are, however, you’ll have friends, neighbors, and colleagues who can offer up credible sources. Before selecting one, consider interviewing each candidate and ask for examples of prior work, references, and a price quote.

  5. Determine Why

  6. As silly as it may sound, understanding why you want a pool is one of the most important considerations. Is it just for you? Is it for your children and their friends? Are you hoping to entertain? Will it add value to your home?

    Determining your reasoning behind installing a pool – and keeping these reasons in mind throughout the building process – will help you make better decisions when it comes to design, features, and functionality.

  7. Be Budget Conscious

  8. As you can imagine, there is considerable cost involved when installing a pool. And without keeping your budget in check, this price tag can grow in a heartbeat. Keep in mind that every additional feature, amenity, finishing element, and design comes with a particular cost. When sitting down with your builder, be sure to discuss price first and foremost, so that together, you can create the pool of your dreams without breaking the bank.

  9. Be Sure To Insure

Last but not least, be sure you have adequate insurance coverage for owning a pool. Contact your insurance carrier and ask about how installing a swimming pool will affect your homeowners insurance policy. You can also ask about any additional coverage you might need to ensure that you, your guests, and your property are as safe as possible.

While keeping these considerations in mind during the pool installation process is incredibly important, the most important thing to remember about owning a pool is that you must have fun. Without fun, the stress and pressure of choosing your budget, style, builder, and design will all be for nothing. So send out the invites, fill up the pool, and start planning your pool-warming party today!

Be sure to partner with ASP Pool Co. today to ensure your pool will be properly maintained and ready for fun all summer long!