It might be time to take into account more possibilities as you proceed with planning for your new backyard swimming pool if you’ve already spoken to a contractor, selected a target date, and researched financing options (see Part 1). Even though you might have already thought of some of these details, discussing them through with your family and your pool contractor may still be quite informative. In either case, considering and discussing these crucial issues can assist you in making sure you’ve carefully thought through critical details multiple times before proceeding with the “great adventure” of pool installation.
Assessing Personal Usage
Although it may seem obvious, swimming pools are not a one-size-fits-all item, so consider how you intend to use your pool when choosing the type of pool that would work best for you. The question of who will use your pool is undoubtedly a factor. You should probably incorporate stairs for the shallow end of your pool, especially if your home or social network contains small children. You should also include accessibility features if people you expect to use the pool are elderly or have physical impairments. Do you plan to still reside on this property when you are elderly, and will you plan to safely and regularly use the pool at that time? You should also think about whether you want to utilize your pool mostly for your family or to host huge gatherings. On a side note, for some people, a hot tub is an essential addition to consider along with the pool, while for others, it is completely out of the question.
Think About Your Future Plans
A shape other than rectangular can be the greatest fit depending on your intended usage, your preferred aesthetic, and your outdoor space. Perhaps an infinity pool or a natural swimming pool would be more to your taste. Your financial condition and your future goals will be taken into account when determining whether the unusual pool style you desire makes sense for your scenario.
Do you intend to stay in this house permanently, or will you be moving in the next five years? You might want to give such an unconventional design, which might not be appealing to all homebuyers, due consideration depending on your employment status and likelihood of moving. Unless you are completely certain that this property is where you will “forever be,” you’d probably be better off choosing a more classic style at this time and delaying installing the pool of your dreams, because less conventional options are frequently more expensive.
Be Practical About Maintenance
You might be shocked by how much ongoing maintenance care is necessary if you’ve never had to work with a swimming pool before. We only want to encourage you to realistically weigh the expense (in terms of time & money) as you think through the pool installation process. While some pool owners truly enjoy the routine of pool upkeep, others would rather outsource it. Just entering with your eyes open is our main goal here. Much like it does for your home, keeping up with preventive maintenance for your swimming pool will pay off in savings on expensive repairs.
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