1. FIND A RESPECTED AND QUALIFIED POOL BUILDER
Find the best possible Swimming Pool Builder, not necessarily the cheapest. What you pay for is usually what you get. Do your research and find a Pool Builder who has good credentials. Really important to the well being of all personnel on your property is to ascertain that your pool builder has the proper insurance coverage and safety credentials. Your life could become a costly nightmare without these safeguards
2. BUILD YOUR SWIMMING POOL BEFORE YOUR HOUSE WHERE POSSIBLE
Wherever possible if your swimming pool is going to be in the backyard build your pool before you build the house. It saves enormous cost in building your pool when digging equipment and concrete can be poured with ease.
3. DO YOUR HOMEWORK ABOUT A BUDGET
Do some research and set yourself a reasonable budget that you are prepared to spend. Remember that if you are a real penny pincher you may get a substandard swimming pool in the end.
4. FIND A COLLABORATIVE POOL BUILDER
A good pool builder will collaborate with you on the plans for your pool. Your ideas and aspirations should be taken into consideration wherever possible to create the perfect space for your home. Be aware however that sometimes your ideas may not be achievable within the budget you have set.
5. HAVE YOUR POOL BUILDER KEEP YOU ABREAST OF PROGRESS
Your good pool builder could possibly go ahead without much trouble and complete the task for you but if you ensure the pool builder has plans to keep you informed is a real asset and can often save money in the long run if something unforeseen eventuates.
6. THINK ABOUT CONVENIENCE AND PRACTICALITY
You need to think most about the position of the swimming pool with respect to the house and its livability in the long term. Your decking needs to be spacious enough to accommodate a crowd that may come to enjoy your pool. It is time to consider the upkeep of your pool too.
7. CONSIDER THE TIME POOL BUILDING TAKES
Building a pool in your yard space will take time. You need to be clear about the estimated time for the completion of the pool. You need to take the weather into account and unexpected delays.
8. BE AWARE OF THE COST OF ACCESSORIES
You might be unpleasantly surprised by the extreme cost of the extras. Make sure you know the cost of any accessory and how much it will cost to install before you begin. Just adding a diving board or waterfall could blow the budget. You may want to shop around the pool accessories market.
9. THINK ABOUT THE LONGTERM UPKEEP OF YOUR POOL
You need to consider the type of filtration system and type of water you are going to have in your pool. You can use chlorine, salt or minerals. Each one has environmental, health and monetary costs involved. Choosing carefully may save you a great deal of money in the future. If cleaning the pool yourself becomes too hard paying someone to care for the pool will add to the long-term costs of your pool.
10. READ THE CONTRACT THOROUGHLY
Be careful to read the contract and the fine print well before you sign your name. Be especially clear about who is responsible if the pool has any problems.