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Start Planning Now for a Summer Spent Poolside
If you’re tired of ice and snow, you may be dreaming of summer. So are we. We love making people’s outdoor living dreams come true! And if 2023 is the year you get an inground pool, right now is the time you should start planning.
We know, we know. Pool season is months away. But if you want to enjoy your inground pool as soon as the temperatures allow this spring, it pays to plan ahead. That’s because getting the pool paradise of your dreams takes a lot of thought and planning before we ever break ground.
It would be best if you made many decisions early on. Let’s take a look.
Choose the Location
This may seem obvious if you have a smaller backyard. But if you have a larger property, you’ll need to decide how close you want the pool to be to the house. Do you want it right off the patio or in an area further away with privacy? If you’re envisioning a larger outdoor living project complete with a pool, patio, and outdoor kitchen, closer to the house makes sense. Closer to the house also makes safety sense if you have kids.
Choose the Type of Inground Pool
Do you want a fully customized concrete pool with pool tile, pebble finish, beach entry, and more? Or do you want a fiberglass pool with a tanning ledge and an incorporated spa? Do your research now to discover the pros and cons of each type of pool, your options, and ballpark figures for the cost. We design and build custom concrete/gunite pools, and we’re an authorized installer of San Juan fiberglass pools. Check out our portfolio for examples of our work.
- Fiberglass vs Concrete Pool: Which One Is Right for You?
- Concrete Pool Installation Start to Finish
- Fiberglass Pool Installation Start to Finish
Line Up Financing
No one we know pays cash for an inground pool. There are many good financing options – a bonus is if your selected pool builder offers financing because that can streamline things. You can also choose a home equity or personal loan through your bank.
Related Reading: Financing an Inground Pool
Choose Your Pool Builder
Now is also an excellent time to get design consultations and estimates from pool contractors in your area. In the winter, you’ll likely get an appointment faster than in the spring.
If you’re looking for a pool paradise complete with pool decking and landscaping, hire a company that does it all, such as Woodfield Outdoors. You don’t want to have to hire a landscaping company separately.
Get recommendations from friends and family. Read their online reviews. Check out their websites to ensure they do the quality work you’re looking for. A portfolio page is a sign that they do many projects. Interview at least three companies before deciding whom to work with. By doing this all now, you’ll enjoy your new pool as soon as the weather warms up!
Make It Exceptional. Make It Woodfield.
You work hard. You deserve an exceptional experience when it comes to getting an inground pool. That’s what we deliver. We design, build, and install custom inground and fiberglass pools for clients throughout the Baltimore area, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, and Howard County. Schedule a call today.