Get Ready For Summer With a Pool  

by Pool Builders on 06-04-2013 in Articles

Pools are one of the best ways to escape the heat of the Australian summer. Although lots of Australians live by the ocean already, many others do not. Even those close to the beach sometimes prefer pools due to safety concerns, or to avoid the massive crowds on the beach during the hottest summer days.

Because of the time it takes to construct a fully featured in-ground pool, if you wait until summer arrives, it is already too late! In order to ensure your family gets the pleasure and comfort of a swimming pool over the summer months, you need to start thinking about installing one now. Below are just a few things to think about before you make the decision to construct a pool in your backyard.

Size Doesn't Matter

House blocks in suburbia are getting smaller and smaller - many are also in weird and irregular shapes, instead of the famous rectangular quarter acre block. Many people who have these small and irregularly shaped backyards immediately think that a swimming pool is not an option for them. The good news is that this simply isn't the case - many pool companies can customise their designs for any size yard.

Instead of buying a set design straight from the shelf and having it installed, there is an increasing move towards custom design, which is the perfect solution for those with limited space. You can have a pool construction and design specialist come to your home and appraise the available space, before they make a custom design that best meets your specific needs.

Pool, Spa or Both?

If you are having to choose between a pool and a spa, why not have both? It is not very difficult with modern methods to install a pool with a spa bath adjacent. While this may seem like a needless luxury, there is a good reason to consider both. Those who have swimming pools, which are generally unheated, find that for a portion of the year they are unable to enjoy their pool due to cooler ambient temperatures.

The installation of a heated spa alongside your pool means that you can enjoy swimming in your backyard all year, rain, hail or shine!

Landscaping

Too often, brand new pools are plonked into backyards without any consideration for landscaping. Not only can this look downright ugly, it can actually impact on the enjoyment you get from your pool. No one wants to swim in a barren wasteland of dirt. The lack of a deck surrounding your pool severely limits your ability to kick back and enjoy it. In addition to this, placing vegetation around your pool can help to shade you from the strong summer sun, making for a much more enjoyable swimming experience.

When getting quotes for your new pool, don't neglect to leave enough money to pay for landscaping once it has been installed - neglecting this point can really limit the usage you get from your pool.

The Best Time to Build

There is never a bad time to build a pool, but winter is considered the best time to start construction. This is so your new pool can be finished for the onset of summer! For an appraisal or quote from a pool installation specialist contact your local pool company today.

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