What Should You Consider Before Installing A Pool?

For many people, having a swimming pool at home is not just a dream; it is a very real and very desirable goal. We would like to live in a house with a large yard, a pool, a hot tub, and a sauna. In other words, we would like to have all the comforts of home, plus the luxury of spending time outside in the great Coachella Valley weather. But the problem is, most people don’t know how to get one. And nothing is more frustrating than not being able to realize this goal. First and foremost, you should know that getting a pool at home is not rocket science. Here’s a guide on the most important things to consider when you plan for your dream swimming pool.

Purpose and Location

So, if you truly want to add value to your home, don’t skimp on this crucial step! You’ll first need to determine where you want your pool and how you intend to use it. Do you simply want to use the pool for recreational purposes? Or, do you plan to use it for both recreation and cooling your home in the summer? If the latter, how large a pool do you want? How deep do you want it? What shape is it going to be? A rectangular pool is easiest to maintain and has the least amount of surface area for the same amount of water. A circular pool has the least amount of surface area per unit of volume. What size pool are you going to have? This will largely depend on the size of your home or the lot you are installing it on. But, no matter what kind of pool you decide to have, you should allow enough room around its edge for a safety zone. You should at least have a 5 to the 6-foot zone around the edge of the pool, and a 4-foot zone around the deep end of the pool.

Cost of Installation and Maintenance

The cost of building a swimming pool depends on many factors, such as the type of concrete you use, the quality of steel you buy, the quantity of concrete you need, and so on. However, a general rule of thumb is the cost of building a 5,000-square-foot pool will be about $20,000. This does not include the land or any kind of permits you may have to get. Also, don’t forget the cost of maintenance. Pools require a lot of work. You will need to add chemicals and scrub the pool often to keep it clean. And don’t forget to include in the calculation the cost of electricity to power the pump and heater that are required to maintain the proper water temperature. 

Swimming pools need to be cleaned and maintained regularly. But regular cleaning and maintenance don’t mean throwing a bunch of chemicals and scrub brushes into the water. Instead, what you do is use a simple, effective, chemical-free cleaning regimen that keeps your pool clean and healthy. Your contractor should be able to give you detailed instructions on how to clean and maintain your pool properly.

Filtration System

Next, you will need to consider what kind of filtration system you are going to use. There are several different types of filtration systems available and each one has pluses and minuses. The two most common are mechanical and chemical.

Mechanical filtration uses an array of strategically placed deck tiles and a pump and motor to move water through a series of filters. Chemical filtration uses a combination of physical and chemical processes to remove contaminants from the water. Whichever type of filtration system you choose, make sure you discuss it with your contractor so he is clear about what you want and the best way to go about getting it for you.

Additional Features

Adding features to your swimming pool is something that should be considered. You will find that some of the most important and popular features are the ones that will increase the enjoyment factor for your swimming experience. One of the best examples of an outside addition to a swimming pool is a pool deck. Adding a pool deck to your swimming pool, will not only add extra beauty to the swimming pool, but it will also add convenience and safety to the swimming pool. This may also include waterfalls and lighting. Lighting is very important if you are swimming at night. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy the underwater world without being scared of the dark.

There are many other features you can add to your pool, which will make it more fun and enjoyable. Whatever you decide to add to your pool should enhance the enjoyment factor for everyone who uses it.

A swimming pool is a great place to enjoy the summery vibes of the Coachella Valley Region. A swimming pool that will serve your purpose and high-quality enough to last longer should be carefully considered. Finding a good builder is the most important thing to do. The perfect contractor to do this is the one that is familiar with the pool construction process and has the experience. The good news is, residents in the valley have the most trusted pool builder in town! If you consider adding a swimming pool to your home in the desert city, contact our team at All Seasons Yucca Valley. Pool custom installation, maintenance, and repairs are our specialty. Call us today at (760) 365-6668!