Tips for Installing a Swimming Pool in Your Backyard  

by Pool Builders on 07-06-2014 in Articles

Once the long winter months have ended, the only thing that most people can think of is warm, summer months that are on the way. One of the best ways to have an enjoyable summer is to install a swimming pool in your backyard. This makes for a great summer season for the entire family.

The Atlanta area has many different pool companies that offer high quality service at a reasonable price that won't break the bank! Before shopping around to find a potential pool company, be sure to have a clear idea of the type of service that you will need.

If you are getting a swimming pool installed for the first time in your backyard, then it will be necessary to have an exact idea of the size and shape of the pool that you can fit into the area. You should also have a clear idea of the sort of cleaning, maintenance and safety precautions that will be necessary, in order to get the best and safest use of your swimming pool.
There are also other considerations such as whether or not to install an above-ground pool or a below-ground pool. In most cases, before you begin digging or doing any other construction, it will be necessary to contact the utility company to see if you will need to get permission from them before doing any work.

Your property may be directly above underground lines to natural gas, so always check with them first before digging. You do not want to take any chances since it may be very costly if an accident happens. Even if you are not having an in-ground pool built on your property, it is a good idea to make sure that all of the proper plumbing is in order since there will be times that you will need to drain and refill the pool from time-to-time.

Once you have done the preliminary steps, you can now begin to contact pool builders in the area that can assist you. They will need to have the measurements of your backyard, specific details of what you would like built and your availability to meet with them at the property for a survey of the property. After that, they will be able to provide you an estimate of the expenses that will be involved.

Be sure to plan ahead since most companies will be busiest during the late spring and early summer months. There are some companies that offer larger discounts, if you decide to have the swimming pool installed during their slow season. Although you would have to wait until the warmer months to use the pool, you will certainly benefit from using a company that offers you a significant cost-savings.

Many pool companies in Atlanta will offer a special discount for first-time installation. Also inquire if they offer warranty programs or yearly maintenance. If you have gathered the estimates and have performed research on prospective companies and still cannot decide, ask around to your friends and neighbors if they have any recommendations.

Typically, they will be able to give you an unbiased review of the quality of service that they received from the pool company that installed their pool. Ask about pricing, warranty plans and maintenance services that the company provides. Buying a pool is an investment, so make sure that you get as much information as possible ahead of time.

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