Steps to Getting a Pool
Planning your pool
The first step in building a swimming pool is drawing a plan.
Choose your site carefully, while keeping your budget as well as local laws in mind.
Inground pools are permanent structures and will be prominent features in or around your home for years to come. An approved municipal plan is necessary, so if you are not sure what channels to follow, Swimpool Centre can assist you by putting you in contact with the necessary people.
Step 1: Location
Defining how you will use your pool is it for leisure, entertainment or do you want to exercise in it? Knowing exactly what your pool will be used for will assist in choosing the best location and style for your pool.
Step 2: Consider Financial Aspects of Pool Ownership
You also need to consider the financial aspects of owning a pool.
Insurance, maintenance into the cost of the pool that you choose. Routine pool maintenance will include keeping the water chemically balanced and sanitary, maintaining the support equipment, and cleaning the pool surfaces. These are all factors that need to be considered.
You can contract Swimpool Centre to perform these chores, or you can do some or all of them yourself.
Step 3: Determine Your Yard Size and Conditions
In addition to your yard's dimensions, consider your yard's slope, soil type and accessibility for construction equipment. Conditions such as sloping lots, rocky soil and limited access require special construction and installation, typically add to your costs. Consulting Swimpool Centre is a good idea as they will be able to tell you which shape would best suit your needs and whether or not it would actually be possible to construct a pool in your desired location.
Step 4: Design Your Pool
Once you have determined the yard size and conditions, you can begin to design your pool. When you choose to design an inground pool you can add features such as decks, water features and more.
Step 5: Consult your local Pool Professional
Consulting Swimpool Centre is a good idea to help you determine which size and shape would be an ideal fit as well as determining possible maintenance costs. Make sure to have the most up to date zoning and building restrictions for swimming pools.
Step 6: Choose a Professional Builder
It is very important to choose a professional pool contractor. When interviewing possible builders, determine the number of years they have been in business, ensure that they are insured and ask for examples of their work.
Swimpool Centre uses very few subcontractors, as they prefer to do your pool project themselves. The subcontractors they use are for the actual digging of the hole and rubble removal, everything else, be it paving, piping, electrical etc. is performed by their installation team.
Step 7: Choose Your Equipment
Swimpool Centre has a wide variety of Products to offer you and can assist you in choosing the correct pool equipment and supplies. Consider safety equipment such as pool safety covers and nets.