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Swimming Pool Construction – Top Things to Consider when Building a Swimming Pool

Planning a swimming pool for your home or property can be exciting and fun to do, but there are a lot of things to consider if you haven’t gone through the swimming pool construction process before. It isn’t as simple as digging a hole and putting the water in – you need to think about the planning before it is built as well as the purpose and upkeep of the pool once it is complete.


That’s why we have collected a range of points to factor into your planning. Below you’ll find a few top suggestions and pieces of information to get you started, the more you plan before contacting a pool building company the easier you will make the process.


1) Inground

There are a number of different materials your pool can be created with, each has a different benefit and it’s important you think about which will suit your property best. Concrete will allow you to create any kind of bespoke shape, vinyl gives you a greater range of colours and designs for the pool surface and fiberglass makes for a quicker installation as the shell can simply be lowered into place.

2) Shape

A fun aspect of your planning can be the shape you’d like for your pool, you could decide you want a piano shape, a star, or a simple rectangle. You choose the width and length, but you need to consider how it will fit into your land, you may also want to investigate the planning regulations to ensure you don’t encroach on anyone else’s property before you get started on your swimming pool design.


3) Budget

No doubt you will have already considered that a swimming pool could be costly, but until you create a budget you won’t be able to set any plans in stone. Once you set aside a figure for the work you can begin to talk with contractors to find the right company to suit your budget (just be wary of the cowboy builders who will claim to do the work dirt cheap!). Don’t forget that a pool will likely increase the value of your property, possibly changing how much you are willing to pay as a long-term investment.


4) Maintenance

Once your pool is built you’re going to have to keep it clean, unless you’re willing to pay someone else to do it that is. If you neglect to clean your pool it won’t be an attractive place to swim and could put off future buyers when you want to sell your property. Filters need regular cleaning and maintenance and seasonal maintenance is key to the overall health of your pool. So think hard about who will maintain your pool and whether you have the dedication to do it continually.


5) Safety

If you have children then this point is a very serious one to consider. When planning for your pool you should factor in safety devices such as pool covers, gates and equipment to have at hand when anyone is in the pool. You won’t be able to leave children unattended, there are risks in and out of the pool so be prepared to play lifeguard if you have children.


6) Enjoyment

Finally, who will get the enjoyment out of the pool? Do you have kids who will love to spend summer splashing and playing in the pool? Or are you an exercise enthusiast in need of somewhere to get in your target amount of lengths? If you plan on having a pool the chances are you know someone in your family will enjoy it!


If you would like to discuss any of the above facets with an experienced and prestigious company then don’t hesitate to contact us at H2O Swimming Pools. We will be more than happy to answer your questions and offer guidance in relation to swimming pool construction and swimming pool installation.


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