New Pool Installation
You and your family have decided that this is the year you’re going to get a pool. You’re tired of looking at that great expanse of yard outside your kitchen window and you’re even more tired of going to that insalubrious municipal pool every summer and splashing around with people you don’t even know. You’ve looked up "pool contractors near me" websites and have decided on a nice kidney shape. But there are many things you need to take into consideration before you install an inground pool. Here are some things to think about before starting on swimming pool installation:
Do You Have Time to Take Car of the Pool?
It must be said that taking care of a pool can be a job of work. Unless you don’t mind spending money to have a professional do absolutely every maintenance job, you’re going to be responsible for keeping the water clean and free of debris. You’ll need to clean the filter, make sure the heater stays free of limescale and that the pool has a good water level, find and repair leaks and maintain the right water chemistry.
Can You Build an Inground Pool on Your Property?
What type of soil you have determines whether you can build a below ground pool in it. If it’s sandy or rocky, it may not be the best for a below ground pool. You’ll also have to find out if there are underground cables or drains in the area.
You also need to know how high your water table is. A high water table can actually float a pool up out of the ground. You’ll also have to see if the machinery can even access the place where you want your pool built.
Location of the Pool
The place where you want your pool gets direct sunlight most of the day, which pleases you and your family. Actually, pool builders will tell you that an area that gets direct sunlight isn’t the best place to build a pool. That’s because the sun can cause the water to evaporate. The same is true for a area that gets a lot of wind. You should also be able to see the pool from your house. Don’t have it built way back in the woods where no one can see it.
Who’s Going to Use the Pool
Pool builders will tell you that the construction of a pool differs depending on who is going to use it. Pool installation is different for retirees vs. families with young children vs. a young couple who wants to have their friends over for midnight pool parties now and then.
Shape of the Pool
You have decided on a kidney shaped pool, which is nice, but there are many other sizes and shapes when it comes to pool installation. The rule of thumb is that it should complement the architecture of your house. When you look up "pool contractors near me on your device," the professionals will be happy to discuss other options with you.
There’s an amazing variety of features and amenities when it comes to pool installation. There are heating elements and multi-colored underwater lights that can be adjusted from your cell phone, that swim up bar, stepping stones, a waterfall and the hot tub. You can install a diving board, a slide, an automatic cover, an outdoor kitchen, seating, a cabana and a shower.
Now, for the Swimming Pool Installation
Once all of the above considerations have been dealt with, it’s time to actually build the pool. Workers and their machinery arrive and dig the hole. They make sure the ground is level or graded, cover it with gravel and add rebar to strengthen the shell. Plumbing and electricity is installed.
After this, the shell is installed. The strongest pools have shells of poured concrete. They cost more, but they are much tougher than vinyl or fiberglass. However, vinyl of fiberglass should be installed if you’re having a salt water pool, as salt water eats away at concrete. Then, the pool is filled with water.
After the pool is filled, you or our contractors will treat the water with clarifier and enzymes and chemicals to balance it such as chlorine. After a few days, your pool will be ready to enjoy.