10 Factors To Consider When Building A Pool

10 Factors To Consider When Building A Pool


Building a new pool isn’t a simple task, but when you get to spend the summers floating in a pool with a refreshing drink in hand or spending quality time with the kids, it’s all worth it! A pool is a big investment, which is why it’s so important to do it right the first time. 


Here are 10 factors to consider before you break ground on your new pool!


1. Contractors


The pool is somewhere where friends and family will hang out, and you need to have 100% trust in the construction and the materials used. It would be best if you worked with a contractor that you trust, someone who understands your vision and can make sure that you get what you want from the project. Building a pool is an investment, which is why you want to make sure there are no errors in your construction. 


2. Price 


Before accepting the first bid that you get for the project, get at least five and look at everything they offer. You want to make sure that you get the best materials for your money and have a team of workers and contractors that you can trust. While some offers will look great because they are cheaper, they might not have everything you want. 


Sometimes it can be essential to extend your budget to get everything you need, but paying more upfront can save you money down the road. 


3. Budget 


Your budget will be the deciding factor, but it shouldn’t be a limiting factor! While a pool is a great place to relax, it comes with some maintenance, which must be factored into the long-term budget. 


One thing to keep in mind is that adding a pool to your property can increase the value, so if you consider moving further down the line, a pool can be a great addition. 


4. Zoning Laws


This is an important step that can be easy to overlook. Believe it or not, you can’t just up and build a pool. Most cities have tight rules on liability and maintenance for swimming pools, and there are rarely any exceptions made. You need to make sure you get the right permissions first. 


Find the zoning laws for your city, and if you are in any doubt, give the ordinance office a call so that it can be clarified. Once you have the right permissions, you can build your pool. 



5. Long-Term Plan


How long are you hoping to have a pool around? Getting a pool up in the quickest amount of time might sound like it will save a headache on the installation process and potentially the mess involved. However, building a pool that will stand the test of time is typically the best option for long-term value. 


For a better idea of how long it will take to build a pool, consult a pool installation expert you trust. 


6. Pool Type


There are many different types of pool to choose from, and they all have different benefits. You can choose an in-ground or above-ground pool, and the material can be concrete, fiberglass, or vinyl-lined. Find out what your pool needs are, and then look into the different materials to help identify what the best option is for you. We’d be happy to talk you through all of the options and which type will suit your needs both in terms of enjoyment but also long-term care. 


7. Maintenance 


Pools need regular maintenance to keep the pool clean and prevent it from turning green. Of course, your pool is going to be built to last, but to keep the water clean and the rest of the pool in good working order at all times, a little care goes a long way.


Consulting a professional pool construction and landscaping company is a great way to ensure you are following all the right steps. At Procare, we ensure all of our customers get the proper training they need. 


However, if you don’t want to be responsible for regular maintenance, certified pool technicians will be able to keep your pool in perfect order year after year. 


8. Circulation 


No matter what type of pool you have, it is going to need to have the proper circulation system to keep the water clean and fresh. We can talk you through all of your options so that you can choose a high-efficiency, reliable system for your pool. 


9. Lighting and features


Picture this: it’s a late summer evening, the sun is setting, and you can hear your pool waterfall gently trickling in the background. The pool is lit up from under the water, and lights glow gently on the walkway around the landscape. After a long day, you’re about to cool off in style with your custom-featured pool.


Make a list of the things that you want in your pool, and see what magic we can bring to life for you. 



10. Landscaping 


Working with a company that can take care of the pool and the landscape means that your entire backyard will be designed with intention and care. You can have shrubbery, flowers, a pool deck, lighting, and so much more. Whatever you can imagine can be created with the right experts available. 


Build Your Pool The Right Way The First Time


A pool gives you a great way to spend your free time, whether it’s time relaxing alone or a pool party with the kids and close friends. 


At Procare Landscapes, we are experts in pool design and installation. We will listen to your wants and needs, draw up a plan, and bring your vision to life. Contact us today, and let’s talk about building your backyard paradise!