Things to Consider When Buying A Swimming Pool

by Pool Builders on 02-19-2013 in Articles

If you are thinking about buying a swimming pool you will need to decide if you are going to go for the cheaper and easier to install above ground pool or a more lavish and expensive in ground one. Each kind of pool has its pros and cons and here is some advice in making that decision.

Pools come in various shapes and sizes. If your pool will get a lot of use because you have a large family, then you will want to consider that when choosing a size. In ground pools are usually much larger and have a variety of depths. Above the ground pools are smaller and normally round or oval-shaped. In ground pools are offered in a larger selection of shapes and can be pretty much customized. The more popular shapes are rectangular or kidney-shaped.

If cost matters to you, above ground pools are much more affordable. They also cost less to operate because there is less gallons of water used and needing to be maintained.

An built in pool is a requirement if you want to be able to dive and install a diving board. This type of pool can have deeper water so a diver will not get injured. No diving should every be allowed in an above ground pool as does not have the required depth for safe diving.

Each city has regulations regarding swimming pool installation. Before you make a decision to buy a pool, be aware of any rules and requirements. Certain kinds of pool require fences for safety purposes. The bigger the pool the more fencing you may need which of course is an additional cost.

Installation is an important consideration in your pool buying decision. You can undertake the project of installing an above ground pool yourself. It is pretty much a one day project.The hardest part is making sure the ground is completely level. Assembling the pool and installing the liner is also fairly uncomplicated. On the other hand, in ground pool installation is almost always done by a professional and it will take a longer period of time. The longer it takes the more money it will end up costing you.

Making the final decision about buying a swimming pool is pretty much limited by the amount of money you want to spend and your reason for buying a pool in the first place. From my personal experience, a swimming pool adds a lot to a family home. A pool is great for entertaining and ends up being a wonderful gathering place for fun family time.

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