As a homeowner, you are well aware how disruptive – and yet beneficial – a home addition or remodeling project can be when it takes place while you are still residing in your house. When you do construction work outside of your home, however, you receive many of the advantages without the tremendous mayhem that typically goes along with a renovation project that takes place inside your home. Of course, by doing a construction or renovation project, you also typically raise the value of your property. And to help block out the ongoing work until the project is finished, all you have to do is shut the windows and doors (and perhaps turn on some of your favorite music!). Your very own backyard swimming pool is one of the most significant and healthful additions you can add to your outdoor space.
In this 4 part series of articles, we’ll be going through a list of tips to help you as you prepare for a major addition to your backyard: a swimming pool.
Speak with a Contractor
Contacting a qualified swimming pool contractor who can assist you in identifying any issues pertaining to your particular space is the first step in planning your swimming pool project. You can explain to the contractor your basic concept for your pool, including its desired location, size, and shape, and obtain their opinion on whether your dream pool looks doable. (It’s a good idea to start with this before deciding on the precise particulars for your ideal pool.)
Select a Goal Date
Before you decide on many specifics, you should visit a contractor to see whether your ideas are possible and to see if the timeline you’re anticipating is reasonable. Expecting your pool to be installed and the surrounding area to be ready for guests before the big summer party you’re organizing may or may not be practical, depending on the style of pool, your contractor’s present obligations, your local climate, and other variables. You don’t want these activities to conflict, so you might want to postpone the party to allow for your pool construction plans to be completed, or perhaps it’s safer to just defer pool building until after the big celebration.
Research Funding Options
Even though it’s certainly not the most anticipated component of the equation, money should be taken into consideration. A reliable pool provider will cooperate with you to make sure that the new addition you’re imagining is feasible and that your monthly cost will fall within your comfort range. It’s far better to make sure you’re thinking financially realistically before you start having unrealistic expectations. It all comes down to the big question: how much can you realistically afford to pay per month?
You may make sure that your pool designs will fit with your overall situation, including your space, schedule, and funds, by openly discussing with a contractor and pool lending financier. When you decide on these details up front, you’ll reduce your risk of later shocks and disappointments that could detract from your beautiful new attraction once it’s finished.
Continue reading with Part 2.
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• Fabulous Pool Deck Ideas
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