Are you ready to finally build the pool of your dreams?
Backyard pools are a great source of fun. They’re an ideal spot for hosting social gatherings and making memories with your friends and family. You can even use your pool to get some exercise which is beneficial.
However, turning that picture of your dream pool into a reality isn’t always easy. On average a pool build takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
It’s necessary to have a clear vision of what you want so that you and your custom pool designer are on the same page.
In this article, we’ll go over the top five tips for working with a custom pool designer and building the pool of your dreams.
1. Calculate Your Budget
Budgeting is necessary to make sure you can actually afford the exact pool you want and eliminates any surprises.
In addition to the design cost of the pool, it’s important to factor in the fees for installation, powering a filtration unit, and adding structures, such as a deck or a patio.
Once the pool is installed, there is the cost of heating the pool and routine maintenance which is extremely important. Having an efficient pool design will make maintenance as easy as possible.
2. Figure Out Spacing
Work with a custom pool designer that offers free design consultation including a review of your ideas and needs.
Determine the space you have available and if the design you want might be limited by space constraints. An experienced custom pool designer will analyze your yard for best use and ideally provide 3-D design renderings of your pool. If you add a patio, deck or any other addition, they’ll factor in space for these structures as well.
The designer will take into consideration the location, condition of the soil, and size and complexity of features. Additional factors depend on amenities selected.
If you don’t have a fenced in yard, calculate the exact parameters of your property, so you’re not spilling over into your neighbor’s yard.
Once you know how much space you have for your pool, consider the type of pool you want.
You need to decide whether you want an in-ground or above ground pool. In general, above-ground pools tend to be less expensive and easier to install.
However, in-ground pools are usually much deeper and larger. It all just depends on your personal preference and budget.
Next, decide what materials you want in your dream pool.
You can choose from a number of materials, including:
Talk to your pool designer to determine which option is best for you, as there may be some more suited to your area than others.
Here is the fun part: deciding what additional accessories you would like to add on to your pool.
If you have an inground pool that’s deep enough, you may want a diving board. Slides can be a fun addition for younger kids. A hot tub can be great for adults who want to relax.
Waterfalls, fountains, lighting, landscaping and volleyball nets are also fixtures you may want to consider. Each homeowner’s taste and style will reflect the overall pool design amenities that are added.
Talk to your custom pool designer to figure out what fits in to your budget.
Build Your Dream Pool
By following these five tips, the pool of your dreams will soon become a reality.
At JSQ Custom Pools, count on our expert designers to help you every step of the way. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your dream design is in the hands of trusted experts.
Contact us today and let’s get started.
JSQ Improvements specializes in quality custom pools, design and outdoor living. Our professional pool installation and renovation team are available in Huntington Beach and surrounding Orange County areas.