Things to Consider Before Installing a Swimming Pool

by Pool Builders on 09-02-2013 in Articles

Although it is a great addition to your home and will increase the value of your property, installing a swimming pool or spa requires proper planning and consideration. Remember that aside from installation expenses, you will be spending huge amounts of money over cleaning and maintenance. You will need to purchase some products to keep your pool in good condition such as pumps, filters, heater and chemicals. Aside from that, you need to look after the safety of your family.

Here are the things you need to consider before installing a swimming pool:

Budget

The size of the pool you will install will be determined by your budget. Pools come in different style, size, shape and kinds. You can choose an in-ground pool or an above the ground pool, depending on your budget. Your budget can determine also if you can add some accessories to enhance its appearance such as lighting, fountains, floating chairs and many more.

Style

It is wise to choose a pool that suits your style or match your pool to the style of your house and garden. Sometimes you have to choose the style of your pool depending on where you live. If you have an old fashioned or classic type of home, you can opt for a pool with more curves. For a stylish and modern home, choose something with clean and neat lines.

Safety

The law of Australia requires every homeowner to install pool safety fences. Again, depending on your budget, you can choose from brick, metal or even grass as long as it adheres to the Australian standards. Your swimming pool must have a child proof gate for protection of young children who may enter that area without knowledge or supervision of the owner. The building Commission has produced publications to assist homeowners and businesses understand the barrier requirements for swimming pools and spa pools.

Landscape/Surrounding

An important thing to consider before installing a swimming pool is the size and landscape of your garden. Do you have a large garden to house your pool? How much space is available for your builders to move around? If your garden or backyard is not wide enough for builders to fit their machines and other materials, you may as well lessen the size of your pool. Take note that the cost will be greatly affected by how easy or hard your pool is to install.

These are the things you need to consider before purchasing or installing a swimming pool. The type of pool you can add to your home will depend on your budget and the style and landscape of your home and garden. It is important also to add barriers for protection of children.

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