The swimming pool contractors from Tipton Pools in Knoxville, TN explain that planning for your swimming pool project is both fun and exciting, even though it means you have a lot of decisions to make. Once you’ve found a swimming pool contractor to work with you can rest assured you will be well on your way to getting the pool of your dreams.
Planning for your swimming pool project
- What type pool do you want? This is the fun part of the process. You will choose the building material. You will decide where the pool will be placed. You will determine the size and shape of the pool. You will also decide what kind of pool accessories you will have as part of the construction project. Accessories include: diving boards, slides, sun shelves, beach entry, vanishing edge (ideal for those yards with a view), fountain, rock waterfall and more. Go big and add a hot tub or swim spa as part of the project. There will also need to be decisions made on “invisible” items that impact the pool’s efficiency and overall operation. These items include the pool pump, filter, pool heater and other equipment.
- Safety matters. A pool safety fence is likely goign to be required as many municipalities require pool fences for all swimming pools. Additional pool safety measures include: pool alarms, using pool safety covers and even motion-activated security cameras that will let you know if anyone, or anything, gets inside the pool fencing. In-pool lighting is also a safety measure that you should discuss with us during the pool design phase. A swimming pool cover should be part of your budget process as they keep the pool cleaner longer, help slow the rate of evaporation and act as an additional layer of safety.
- Ongoing costs. Make certain you budget for ongoing costs associated with pool upkeep, maintenance and increases in your utility bills. There is also the cost of maintenance of the pump, filters and other equipment.
Consider the area surrounding the swimming pool when you’re talking with a pool contractor to plan your construction project. Don’t forget to think about the area surrounding the pool. You won’t always be swimming, but you may want to spend hours relaxing poolside so consider the outdoor living space as part of your pool project.