Pool Construction 101: Things to Consider

Many people in Utah dream of having a swimming pool at home.   The idea of having their pool party and scenic Sunday lunches at home often lead people to start saving up for their personal year-round “summer resort”.

Many first-time builders often make mistakes when they build their first swimming pool.  They end up spending costly renovations over the years.  You should be smart to choose the right builder, according to Dolphin Pools & Spas.

Carefully Consider the Purpose

You should consider the main purpose of your pool and who will use it.  Is it only for family use, for entertainment, or therapeutic purposes?  You should also the kinds of people who will use it. If you have young children, ask your builder to create a shallow pool area for water play.

Find the Right Contractor

Secondly, ensure that you have found the right contractor to do the job.  Again, like other projects, not all contractors are the same.  Make sure you meet a builder who could help build the kind of pool you want.

Discuss Any Issues

A good contractor should be able to answer all your questions about the pros and cons of the different pools types – concrete, fiberglass or vinyl.  The contractor should also be able to discuss with you the inclusions and exclusions of the project which may involve utility work, unforeseen damages to the property, and also after-construction maintenance.

Ask about Past Projects

A contractor should also be able to give you a list of former clients and past projects. It is best for you to see and hear for yourself the contractor’s past work before you make such an investment.  A good contractor knows this and will not object to such unless there is something to hide.

Before building your dream pool, discuss things thoroughly with your family and find that contractor who could make the best home improvement ever.