If you’re thinking about building a pool in your backyard, you’ll need to consult a pool builder and also pick a pool design. There are a number of options open to you in terms of the type of pool you can get. It depends on the type of swimming you prefer to do—whether you like to do laps or you’re just looking for a pool to float around in—and your budget.
A good pool builder should be able to give you an estimate for a few different types of pools which will fit within your budget. And it’s up to you to decide whether you want to go for a more practical or a more picturesque design.
Practical vs. Picturesque Designs
A more practical design, which is generally rectangular in shape, will enable you to swim laps and get some exercise in your pool. But if you’re planning on landscaping your backyard with a garden, a koi pond, an outdoor kitchen and outdoor seating, then you might want to go for a more picturesque-looking pool which blends into these types of surroundings.
Either way, your pool builder should be able to give you some input as to which of these options is more feasible given the space you have and the amount of money you’re willing to spend.
Researching Your Pool Builder
When you choose a pool builder, make sure you do some research first. Get a recommendation from a friend or a neighbor if you can. If the pool builder did a good job for them, they’re likely to do the same for you. Or if you don’t know anyone who worked with a pool builder, then you can look for one who has good reviews online.
You can also check out the kind of work they have done in the past; most contractors post pictures of past work on their websites. Also, it doesn’t hurt to get estimates from a few pool builders before you make your final decision.
Contact us to learn more about how to pick a pool design and about building a pool in your backyard.