In-ground pools are a good addition to homes and even apartments, inns, and condominiums, a place for people to relax, have fun, and even exercise. However, deciding whether or not to add a pool shouldn’t be taken lightly as there are more things you’ll have to consider than just the cost of installing an in-ground pool. As such, we’ll be taking a look into five questions you should ask before installing an in-ground pool.
Do I Need A Pool?
Putting up a swimming pool in your home won’t only provide a new recreational feature in your home, but it can also increase your home’s market value. For those who have apartments, inns, condominiums, and other forms of commercial lodging, having a pool can be appealing for potential tenants.
What Will It Cost?
Pools can range from $25,000 to over $50,000. Indeed, it’s not something that you should take lightly as it involves a considerable amount of money, and also uses a big part of your residential or commercial property. Not only that, but you also have to consider the expenses during installation, as well as costs in decking, landscaping, heating systems and other features, filtration, water supply, and water cleaning (with the use of chemicals, cleaning units, and suction cleaners). You also need to factor in the maintenance cost, particularly the cost for re-plastering and maintaining the lining.
Is My Site Ready?
You have to consider if the area you’re planning on installing your pool is up to the task, and if building a pool in that area is compliant to local regulations. You also need to consider the terrain, particularly the geographical conditions of the area as some may be too sandy, rocky, or unstable. For example, if your property is in Salt Lake City, you’ll want to hire a skilled and well-equipped residential and commercial excavation company to deal with the rocky subterranean conditions of the area when excavating the foundation for your pool. You also would want to check with local utility companies if there are any underground lines and pipes that might be affected by your pool project.
Who Will Build It?
In-ground pools can either be done as a DIY project or you can hire a professional contractor to do it for you. There are companies that sell above ground and in-ground swimming pool kits that are ready to be installed. However, it’s recommended to hire a professional contractor or one that specializes in swimming pool construction in order to ensure that it passes local zoning and building standards, as well as to guarantee that it’s done safely and properly.
What Will Be Around It?
There’s more to the pool than the pool itself. You should also plan the pump house, paving, landscaping. You’d also have to think about pool furniture and, more importantly, the fencing around the pool. Pools require safety measures to prevent children from going into pool unsupervised, which is why fences or fencing barriers around the pool are required by law.
Installing a pool is no small project; not only does it require a considerable amount of resources, but there are many other considerations that you have to take into account in order for your poor installation to go as planned. But, if you’re not sure if you can answer these questions, it’s best to check with a professional or a specialized swimming pool contractor or construction company to help you out.