Plan a swimming pool project
Maryland, DC & Virginia pool contractors offer pool planning tips
The best way to assure you get as much pool for your budget is to talk with a pool contractor from Town & Country Pools and let them know what your budget is for the project. They can help you to understand what you can get for what you have budgeted. It’s best to understand that if you have a $25,000 pool budget that you are planning for a project that falls within what you have available. What items do you need or want in your pool project? Are there must-haves that you simply cannot do without? Are there items that you feel would be nice to have, but not necessary? Make note of those so you can either add them, or take them out, of your project. Know what you want before you meet with a potential pool contractor.
The pool contractors from Town & Country Pools offer this checklist for your consideration when planning your pool project:
- How much backyard space do you have available and how much do you want to give up for your pool project? Setbacks and property lines are something to take into consideration when talking with your pool contractor.
- What type pool do you want? One for exercise? One the entire family and neighborhood can join you in?
- The building material you choose will help you decide on the shape of your pool. If you use gunite, the sky is almost the limit when it comes to design. Fiberglass and vinyl liner pools are also options.
- What kind of accessories will you want in your pool? Diving board or slide? Beach entry? Rock waterfall?
- What kind of deck or outdoor living space will you want as part of your overall swimming pool project? Consider this as part of your entire pool project.
- Consider the caliber of pool equipment you will have installed — pump, filter, motor, pool cover, etc.
This is a basic list of items to consider for your swimming pool project but it will give you the building blocks to get the project underway.