Having a swimming pool in your own garden lets you enjoy a soak whenever you feel like it. You don’t have to run out of your home anymore during the summer season: just get a change of clothes and get inside your own pool to relax, be it alone or with the company of your friends or family.
If you are dead set on having your own pool constructed in the near future, there are certain requirements you need to fulfill, as well as other important factors to look out for before going ahead with your project. Read on below to find out what these requirements are, and how to proceed from there onwards:
The first you need to decide is whether you want to have a spa, swimming pool or even just a hot tub. While the differences between the three are small, they aren’t the same thing. If you think you just need a small space to relax and have hydrotherapy, a spa is what you need. A hot tub can provide that as well, while a pool is better if you need more space and aren’t too concerned about getting a hydromassage.
The next thing you need is enough space to build the pool itself. Choose a location in your garden where there is enough empty space, and get everything in the surrounding area cleared. You may also need to allocate some extra space in case you want to build a separate changing room. If not possible, you could repurpose an existing gazebo into such a structure, by ordering some gazebo curtains replacement to add some privacy to it.
Budget considerations should also be done before building up the pool itself. If you cannot afford to spend much on your pool, you may have to do away with some of the luxury features or have to scale back on the pool’s dimensions. If budget is really tight, you may even want to hold on for a little longer, until you get enough money to start your project.
Swimming pools are not too complex or difficult to maintain, but you will need to attend to them whenever an issue occurs. Regular cleaning procedures involve chlorinating the water, checking pH levels and performing a full clean-up of the bottom of the pool on occasion (made after fully draining the pool). If you are concerned about falling leaves and other debris getting into your pool, have a replacement canopy used as a cover. This is possible if your pool is small, or if you have a spa.
Lastly, remember that swimming pools should not be constructed before getting everyone’s approval. Don’t neglect the opinion of your other family members (young children included) whenever planning for a pool design: you don’t want anybody to be disappointed after the pool is finally constructed!