What Swimming Pool is Right For You?

by Pool Builders on 06-15-2009 in Articles

If you have been considering getting a pool for your home, you may be wondering what options you have. There are a couple of very important things to consider before anything else. One is the amount of space you have available for your pool and the other is the type of swimming pool your are going to have installed.

The size of the pool your property will be able to handle is obviously going to be dictated by how much room you have in your yard. If you are going to be working in a space that is on the small side, do not choose a model that will push the absolute limits of your available space. You will want to have room around the swimming pool for things like the pool filter and possibly a deck. You will also want to be sure that you leave enough room that you can move comfortably around your pool as you perform routine pool maintenance. This may seem obvious, but I have seen several people in my area who have jammed pools into their tiny backyards with only a couple of feet of clearance on the sides. Make your life a little bit easier and choose a pool that fits your yard.

If you have enough room, you can use your imagination when choosing the type of pool you want on your property. Your main consideration will be whether you want to go with an above ground swimming pool or and in-ground model. In general, in-ground pools give you many more options for swimming pool designs. Custom built pools can be a beautiful addition to any property. Above ground swimming pools on the other hand are usually limited to being round, oval, or rectangular. They also usually come in standard sizes and depths.

The area where above ground swimming pools have an advantage is in swimming pool cost. They are much less expensive to purchase and install than their in-ground cousins. An above ground model can usually be purchased and set up for a few thousand dollars or less. In-ground models can range well into the tens of thousands of dollars depending on the pool design you choose to use.

No matter what type of swimming pool you choose to purchase, you will find that it is a great way to bring the family together for an entertaining day. You should measure your property, consider your family's desires and budget and then get plenty of estimates. With pool financing plans available now, you may be surprised at just how nice of a pool you can afford.

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