Two factors to consider before having a pool built on your property

19 March 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


There are multiple factors which you should take into consideration before having a contractor build a pool on your property. Read on to find out what these factors are.

The frequency with which the pool will be used

Before your chosen contractor begins to draw up the plans for this structure, it's important to think about how often you and your family are likely to use the pool.

The reasons for this are as follows; firstly, the frequency with which you will use the swimming pool will determine whether or not it is worth investing in extra pool features (such as, for example, an integrated hot tub, underwater jets or a water slide).

If you will be using the pool several times per week and intend to host pool parties on a regular basis, then you, your friends and your family would probably get a lot of use and enjoyment out of the above-mentioned features.

Conversely, if you are primarily installing the pool in order to increase the overall value of your property and only intend to take a dip in it every now and then, there might not be much point in adding any extra features.

Secondly, having an approximate idea of how often you'll use the pool will also enable your contractor to determine how powerful the pool's integral components need to be.

For example, if several of your family members love to swim and the pool will, therefore, probably be used by several people on a daily basis, then it would be important for your contractor to install a high-quality pool pump.

Pool pumps play a very important role in keeping swimming pools clean. This component pulls contaminated water from the pool, delivers it to the filtration system and then forces the freshly-filtered water back out into the swimming pool.

A pool which many people swim in each day will quickly become unhygienic if its pool pump is not equipped to handle the quantity of dirt that is left behind in the water by such a large number of people.

As such, if you are fairly certain that several members of your household will be swimming on a daily basis, it would be best to opt for an extremely robust, high-end pool pump.

The amount of money you can afford to spend

If you do not have an unlimited amount of money to spend on the construction of the swimming pool, then you will need to take your budget into consideration when deciding what size the structure will be and what kind of materials you want to build it with.

Generally speaking, if you're on a tight budget, it is best to opt for a compact pool made from high-quality materials, rather than a larger pool made from 'economy' materials.

The reason for this is that a larger pool made from flimsy, cheap materials is likely to deteriorate far more quickly than a compact pool which is constructed from robust materials. As such, if you opt for the former, you may find yourself incurring large repair bills just a few months after it has been installed.