If you’re thinking a great Christmas present might be getting the family an inground swimming pool to enjoy next summer, then congratulations. Pools bring friends and family together and are a great addition to any outdoor living space.
But deciding to buy an inground pool is sort of like buying a car. You have to figure out what make and model is the best for your needs and budget. We’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 decisions you will need to make when you’re buying a pool to help make the process easier. Begin making decisions by asking yourself some questions.
1. What is my budget?
Deciding on a budget before you start the process is probably most important. Inground swimming pools can range from the mid $20K to as much as $200K, depending on the size, type of pool pool decking and pool features. Be realistic, and be aware there is financing available from many pool builders.
2. Is my back yard suited for an inground swimming pool?
You need to think about how much space an inground pool will take up in your back yard. Think about placement as well. Most people extend the pool deck right up to the patio, but your inground pool can also be placed elsewhere in a larger property. A fairly level spot is ideal, but we can build an inground pool in a sloped yard as well.
3. What type of inground swimming pool do I want / can I afford?
4. What sort of pool decking do you want?
From a plain concrete pool deck to a paver pool deck to natural stone, you have a lot of options when it comes to pool decking. Decide what look you want, while keeping traction and your budget in mind.
5. Who should I hire to install my inground swimming pool?
Choosing between swimming pool contractors is like hiring any other contractor. Get recommendations from friends and family. Review their websites. Schedule consultations and quotes. Compare the offers. Decide who you would like to work with based on personality, price and credentials. Check their references.
Investing in an inground swimming pool is a big decision. By answering a few questions, you can figure out exactly what type of pool will be best for you and your family.