Researching a swimming pool project: 4 considerations
Town & Country Pool contractors, serving DC, Maryland & Virginia offer 5 pool questions
Chances are you know someone who owns a pool — or maybe more than one person — and you’ve decided that this year you and your family will join the ranks of pool owners in Virginia. You may wonder, what went into making that ultimate decision on being a pool owner and what you have to do to make it happen.
If you want to join the ranks of swimming pool owner, now is the ideal time to talk to the swimming pool builders from Town & Country Pools to begin the process of a pool project.
What should you consider before and during your talks with a Virginia swimming pool contractor? Here are a few:
- Have your budget in mind. The budget you have for the project will determine the size, style, accessories and so much more for the final product. Also, the building material you choose could also lead to a choice being made between one size or style because some building materials are less expensive than others. For example, a gunite pool is the most expensive, but longest lasting while fiberglass and vinyl liner styles are less expensive.
- The cost of your pool project will also depend on the type of soil you have in your yard. Stony or clay soil or sandy soil all lead to different issues with the project and its ultimate overall price. Clay soil is more amenable to a gunite project while fiberglass is more suited for sandy soil.
- Homeowners who live in an area of the country where there are severe temperature fluctuations — extreme cold winters and extreme hot summers — should choose a pool construction material other than gunite as this material doesn’t weather the extremes as well as vinyl liner or fiberglass pool styles do.
- The size and layout of your property may be one of the ultimate deciding factors on your pool style. You need to determine if you want to remove existing trees, for example or if you have natural hills or slopes in the yard do you want to work around, or with, them? Do you want to give up your entire yard to a pool project or do you want to still have green grass and have a pool fit into the existing living area.
Once you meet with a swimming pool contractor, you will likely have more questions that will need answers and clarification and that is part of the fun of working with an experienced swimming pool contractor for your project!