Installing a pool? Don’t just jump in and go ahead – and don’t let a contractor talk you into creating a pool that costs too much and isn’t right for your needs. First, consider some of these essential things to think about before installing a pool to make sure that it’s the right fit and the best possible pool that you can install for your needs.
Consider These Things Before Installing a Pool
Here’s our pre-installation guide of things that you need to think about before having your pool installed.
Choosing a Reputable Contractor in Omaha
One of the first and most important things that you should think about when having a pool installed has a little less to do with the pool and more to do with the person doing the installing.
Installing a pool is outside of what the most people can handle. That’s why you hire an expert.
Make sure you hire a trusted and reputable building contractor. Thee are hundreds of horror stories on your average home improvement reddit thread about unregistered contractors ripping holes in backyards and then skipping town.
A registered contractor is guaranteed to have the necessary experience to do a great job, and a registered contractor is also less likely to disappear with your cash.
Location, Location and Location
A swimming pool is going to stay in the same spot where you install it for a long time – and it’s a good idea to think of this before you draw up your final plans or ideas. Choose a level spot in your yard, and keep in mind how the sunlight will fall during different seasons, and how much general debris falls on this area throughout the year.
Ask yourself, “What will the environment around the pool do if I were to install a pool right here?” This can help tell you if you have the right spot or need to keep looking.
The Size and Shape
Next, decide on the size and shape of your pool. Some varieties are long, straight and Olympic-sized, others are round. Tiles can be any color or shade you want (although blue and white are common for the best visibility).
It’s dependent on the area you choose for your pool too. Ask your contractor for what they would recommend.
Always consider the installation of a pool cover too. Whether or not you have smaller children around the house, opt for safety first: Thousands of fatal pool accidents happen every year, and most of them could have been prevented with some simple precaution.
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