It is fun to dream about a resort in your own backyard. To ensure you get what you are envisioning, below are a few things to consider before you call a custom pool designer and start viewing designs.
Do you really want It?
If you’re considering having a custom swimming pool built, look at the pros and cons of being a swimming pool owner before calling around to get estimates. It can be an expensive project. The upkeep of a swimming pool requires time, chemicals and pool care knowledge. There are also safety risks to consider.
What are your options?
There are so many choices when it comes to the pools: size, shape, materials, and extra features. Start looking at pools online and of your friends or family, and start taking notes. Do you want a spa or water features? Do you want a play area? What about colored LED lights or a fire pit? Answering these questions and writing down your priorities will help you focus when speaking to a custom swimming pool designer, and ensure you get exactly what you want.
Who are you going to call?
A custom swimming pools is an expensive investment. It is important that you spend time finding the right designer and spend a lot of time with that designer. You only build it once.
Select a company that has great reviews online and that focus on customer satisfaction. Take a look at how long the company has been around. Pools take time to build, someone that is newly established or that has a poor reputation may be out of business. You don’t want to finish up a project or fix an issue with someone new.
How much are you going to spend?
The old saying, “You get what you pay for.”, rings truer with custom pools design and installation than almost anywhere. If getting the lowest price is your objective, you won’t need have many contractors over to give you estimates. Most credible companies and companies that are around for the long haul will not be the lowest bid. It is nearly impossible to find a custom pool company that is the lowest price and that will give you the best quality. Focus on your priorities when looking for the best pool installer for you and your family.