The Basics of In-Ground Pool Planning
With so many options available for in-ground swimming pools it can be hard to know where to start. Florida’s climate is perfect for an in-ground swimming pool but it can also be large investment so it is important to put time and energy into planning your pool.
This will ensure that you achieve the in-ground swimming pool which will be suitable for you and your family’s needs, leaving you free to relax and enjoy it.
Here are some common questions which are asked about in-ground swimming pool planning:-
1. What Costs are Involved in having an In-Ground Pool?
The first thing to consider is what your budget is, both as an initial cash outlay and on an annual basis. Apart from budgeting for the initial cost of installing an in-ground swimming pool it is also important to consider the costs of pool maintenance and whether or not you will hire a pool service company to take care of your pool.
An in-ground pool can cost anything from $25,000 up to $100,000 due to the design and constructions costs involved. This is because installing and in-ground swimming pool is not just about the costs of the pool itself but also about the patio design. Other features such as spas, fountains, landscaping and lighting can all add costs to your basic pool.
In terms of pool maintenance, the cost of pool chemicals alone can cost from $50 to $100 per month and depending on the type of patio selected this may also need annual maintenance. If you require a pool maintenance company to take care of your pool this also needs to be factored in. Utility bills will also increase as the result of having an in-ground swimming pool so bear this in mind.
2. How do I Choose a In-Ground Pool Installer?
When choosing a pool contractor it is important to make sure that they are bonded and insured so make sure that you check this out. Ask friends and neighbors for recommendations or ask your potential pool contractor if you can see examples of their work and talk to past clients
It is usually advisable to talk to at least three pool installers and if you are unsure, ask questions. Another way of checking out a pool contractor is to speak to local suppliers. Check out how long they have been established and the scope of work. If they are offering design services are they qualified to do so or are these sub-contracted?
Having done all the background checks and ensured the credibility of your in-pool contractor, go with your gut instincts. If you feel more comfortable with a contractor than another, choose them. Constructing an in-pool swimming pool is a big investment so make sure that you are working with someone who is compatible.
3. Can I Choose any In-Ground Pool Design?
The best way to select a design for your pool is to look at other pools. Make a note of the points you like and want to include in your own Florida in-ground swimming pool and then discuss it with your pool designer.
Designing a pool is very much down to personal preference but it can also be restricted by the size and type of land available. Having taken the time to select a professional pool contractor means that you can feel confident that they will be able to guide you through this process and offer you a design to suit both the Florida land conditions and your personal taste.
Taking time at the planning stage may not be exciting but it is worth-while as it will ensure that your in-ground swimming pool meets your needs without breaking the bank. Once the planning is done you can relax knowing that all the details are in place to achieve the Florida in-ground pool you desire.