Making plans for a pool construction project
Town & Country Pool builders, serving DC. Maryland & Virginia offer pool construction prep tips
The swimming pool construction season has likely been underway for several weeks now, or months, depending on where you live. If you have been wondering if you should make the leap into swimming pool ownership, now is the time to talk with the swimming pool builders from Town & Country Pools to get the ball rolling so that you may be able to have your pool constructed in time to swim this season.
If you’re planning to have a swimming pool constructed and have talked with pool contractors, but haven’t signed on the dotted line yet, here are a few items to consider when you’re at the point of making the investment into the best vacation spot in town — your own backyard!
Here are a few items to talk with a potential pool builder about, including:
- The way you light both the pool and your outdoor living space. Fiber optic and LED lights burn efficiently and are long lasting and this makes them a popular choice for both in-pool installation and deck lighting. In-pool lighting serves a dual purpose – enhancing safety when using the pool after the sun has gone down and setting the mood for parties.
- Will you have a deck around the pool? As a money saving measure some pool owners opt out of this but find that they regret that choice later. While there is no reason you can’t do a remodeling project and install a deck area, doing it all at once might be more cost effective. Go big and install an outdoor kitchen or a pool house!
- Think about the water features you may want installed such as a slide or a diving board fountains, rock waterfalls or sun shelves.
- A spa or hot tub built into one end of the swimming pool. You can have a separate hot tub or have a “swim up” spa which means you can go right from the pool to the spa without leaving the water.
In addition to choosing the most experienced contractor that you can, you will also want to be aware of any and all options available to you for your project as it will be an investment your family will enjoy for decades!