Custom pools can be the centerpiece of any large backyard, and it should be treated as such during the planning stages. There is a lot that goes into installing a custom pool that the average homeowner may not realize, and this can lead to a huge number of ideas that never make it past the conceptual stages. So if you're thinking about having a custom pool built on your property, take a look below at three things that you should consider before breaking ground.
The size of your pool matters in a number of different ways. Perhaps most importantly, it will dictate how much space can be devoted to other elements, such as landscaping or a patio. If you have a rather small backyard, and aren't planning to have massive pool parties for the kids, you may want to consider a lap pool. These are smaller, understated pools that still give you a chance to cool off during the hotter months. A bigger pool will also require more maintenance.
After you have decided how much space the pool will take up, you'll need to focus on material. There are several to choose from, but the most popular include vinyl, concrete, and fiberglass. Each has their own positives and drawbacks. Many vinyl pool liners are among the cheapest on the market, but their lifespan is significantly shorter than liners made with other materials. That said, they can be customized. Fiberglass pools have a very unique look, but are usually more expensive than vinyl liners and - because the liner is one giant piece - can't really be customized. Concrete liners are by far the most expensive, but arguably the most durable. If you want your liner to last decades, concrete is the best option available.
Modern technology means that many different features are now available for the average homeowner to choose from. These include colored lighting, swim-up bars, underwater benches, and safety covers. Deciding exactly what you want (and why you want it) is one of the most important things you can during the planning stage. First, it allows you to communicate more effectively with the pool installation company, and helps you avoid last minute changes that can cause huge hassles. Secondly, it can aid you in creating a more realistic budget that includes not just the pool liner and cost of labor, but everything else as well.Share
13 June 2017
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