Common Mistakes People Make When Installing a Swimming Pool

Common Mistakes People Make When Installing a Swimming Pool

Having a swimming pool in your yard can be a lot of fun. During the summer, you and your family can spend your time swimming or relaxing by the pool in order to cool off. It can also be a great reason to have a pool party with friends.

Though a swimming pool can offer both luxury and convenience, it is undeniable that the cost can be tremendous. You need to invest thousands of dollars just to have a functional pool at home. That is why there is no room for mistakes when it comes to pool installation.

Here are some common mistakes people make when it comes to swimming pool installation:

  • Installing a pool during winter. Some people think that the cost of materials is cheaper during the winter. Actually, the cost of pool materials are never cheaper in the winter, and s a matter of fact, it could be more bit costly to install a pool on winter because the ground is harder.
  • Not understanding the uniqueness of every pool. Not all pools are made equally.  Most swimming pools are custom-made and done by different contractors. So, basically, the outcome of your pool, including the overall cost of installation and materials, may not be the same as that of your neighbor.
  • Not planning well.  You may be dreaming of a beautiful pool outside our house, but is your property big enough? This is actually a common mistake among homeowners. It is always a good idea to be sure the pool fits within the confines of your property because it may not be feasible to put a pool there in the first place.
  • Hiring a contractor without knowing him well. Is your contractor experienced in installing  big pools? What other pool projects has he accomplished before? Does he have an established company? Or, did you simply hire him without knowing these things? To add more value to what you are investing, it is best to know that you are hiring the right person for the job.
  • Overlooking safety. You may be have a lot of plans to make your swimming pool look luxurious, but is it safe enough for our kids to swim all day? There are requirements that you need to consider first before you install your swimming pool. Research information within your own locality about these policies first.

Heather & Alan Davis
Oklahoma City Realtors


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