Does the thought of diving right into your own pool after coming home from a long day at work sound refreshing? If so, now might be the time for you to consider installing that in-ground pool you’ve always wanted. But don’t simply jump into such a huge backyard project on a whim—from drafting your visions onto paper to deciding on amenities, planning is a smart, and necessary, move.
If you want to steer the finished product away from a generic pool design, plan out the swimming pool of your dreams with the help of a pro before pool construction in West Palm Beach, FL begins.
Do some research
Especially for first-time pool owners, the first thing you need to do is research the responsibilities of residential pool ownership. For starters, a swimming pool requires year-round maintenance—more during the months it’s used most—to keep it from falling apart or needing costly repairs, and know that you’ll need to set up a regular pool cleaning schedule. If the desire to have your own pool outweighs the amount of necessary maintenance, then an in-ground pool may be in your future.
Consider your budget
The cost of a swimming pool extends far beyond the initial installation process. In your budget, you must consider things like the cost of labor, material for pool foundation and coating, other materials needed, additional features, chemicals to keep a clean and healthy pool and any future repairs it may need. Custom add-ons and features, like fountains, a waterfall, lighting or even a nice looking fence to go around your pool for safety and aesthetics, should be taken into account. Having a pool is like owning a car—there will always be upkeep, and that will cost money.
Decide where you want to install your pool
If you are thinking about putting in a pool, then you should have the room for one. Luckily, pools can be constructed in different sizes, so you have the option to install a large one or a smaller, more cozy one depending on the size of your property. Also think about whether you want a pool near your patio or deck, or set further back from your home. This can be influenced by how you plan on using the pool—for parties, personal pleasure, your kids and their friends or as an addition to your outdoor living space.
Design your pool with a pro
For the best way to get a preliminary look at what your swimming pool could be, consult a professional pool design company. This offers a great opportunity to discuss potential costs, and to settle on a pool building budget. Sit down with your pool contractors and talk out your ideas for a custom swimming pool design. Between your desires and the pro’s knowledge, coupled with conceptual drafting and planning, you will get to see the pool of your dreams mapped out prior to construction.
With help from the professionals at Design Pools Inc, you can rest assured that your custom pool construction in West Palm Beach, FL will be a smooth and stress-free process. Call us today to get started!