There are three things to consider when you are planning on buying a pool: your yard’s layout, the shape/purpose of the pool, and the maintenance. If you have no idea where to start, either call some local pool builders or continue to read this blog. We’ll outline each one of these considerations below.
Your Yard’s Layout
One of the fastest ways you are going to figure out whether building a pool is realistic or not is by figuring out what you have to work with. Pool builders will tell you that no pools can be built in the front yard of the home; you will have to take a look at the area to the side or behind your home. If your house is built on a slope, it is not impossible to build a pool, but there will be some leveling involved in the excavation construction. Further, land and property professionals will have to inspect the yard to make sure that no unground lines or sewage passages will be affected.
These two factors aren’t usually a problem, but the size of your yard can be. However, if you have a big yard with an ample amount of space, there’s nothing to worry about.
The Shape and Purpose of Your Pool
Once you’ve found that there aren’t any issues with logistically installing a pool in your yard, the next thing you will want to figure out is how you will utilize your pool. There are a lot of different pool shapes and options that you can go with that should be tailored to how you want to use your pool.
If you have kids, the pool is not going to be seen as a lap pool or leisure pool, but a pool to jump into, dive in, and conduct chicken fights in. Without kids, you might want a pool for relaxation and leisure under the sun. Depending on your purpose, you will consider different shapes, accessories and aesthetic styles for your pool. Talk to a pool builder to see what types of pools and even freeform pools they can build for you!
The last thing you will want to consider is what kind of maintenance a pool requires and how much it will require of you. Owning a pool really isn’t super challenging, but there is work behind having a healthy and function pool. Now, if you really don’t want to have to worry about balancing chemicals, checking filters, or cleaning out the pool, the pool builders that help construct your pool will also have pool cleaning services — if they don’t, you can find some.
If you decide to take on the work yourself, you will have to learn a bit about how your pool works to make sure all the readings look normal, and then you will have to put in the labor to keep it clean. During the winter, you will want to close down your pool, but if you don’t know how to do that, you can talk to pool builders for help.
Outside of your budget, these three thoughts are really the main things to consider when you start contemplating installing a pool. If you have any other questions, contact us, Odyssey Pool, the most reliable pool builders in Utah!