Stop And Think Before Plunging In!
Here are just a few important things that you consider before you buy a swimming pool.
As soon as the heat of the summer starts to kick in, you will find that many of us start thinking about buying a swimming pool. Normal behaviour! Swimming pools real have got much more popular recently. This is because it is such an easy way to enjoy the summer time without having to take a budget vacation to find a beach or lake.
Instead you can take the opportunity to invest just once in a swimming pool at your home and then you can enjoy your favorite summertime activities for years and years to come. Actually, you might be lucky enough to enjoy your swimming pool all year round in some locations, so this investment can definitely be a sound one.
However before buying a swimming pool just stop and think as there are several important things you need to consider first. Often in many cases choosing a swimming pool can actually be quite a difficult decision for some people, because there are just so many pros and cons of each design. So now we’ll look at some of the several different factors which you should include in your decision making process when buying a swimming pool. Here they are:
Exactly which type of swimming pool do you really want?
An above ground type of swimming pool is quite inexpensive and it is very quick to set up. Usually they are no more than about four feet deep however. So you wouldn’t be able to dive into it even if you want to as it is clearly not deep enough, unlike an in ground pool. Also the above ground pools don’t provide for different shallow and deep ends as the entire length of the above ground pool is at the same depth. So if you have smaller children then they would not have no wading options at all with an above ground pool, but with an in ground pool they would.
What will you want to do in your pool?
Similar to our previous question, in this one you need to think hard and decide how you’d actually like to be able to use your swimming pool every day. If you were hoping to get lots of exercise swimming laps each day then an above ground pool will probably not be large enough for you. Similarly if you want to be able to practice your diving technique then you will need a swimming pool that has deep enough water for you to safely dive into. And if you have smallish children using the pool then you may prefer to think about getting a shallow wading area to help keep them much safer just while they are learning to swim.
What is the best shape for your new pool?
This answer depends on preference and logistics issues. If your yard is a peculiar shape you might have to consider an oblong or even a large round shaped pool. If you are unfortunate and only have a small space for your pool then you might find yourself limited to just a small circular shaped pool instead. The actual shape of your new pool will determine the limits on what you can use it for too. As previously mentioned, if you really want to be able to swim full laps for exercise reasons then you are probably going to prefer a long rectangular shaped and a more fuller sized swimming pool.
How big a swimming pool do you need?
This concerns both the actual space available in your yard as well as the expected uses of the new pool. If you have a larger family for example or plan to have quite frequent large gatherings with either friends or family or both then you will need a much larger pool than if the pools is just used by yourself and your partner.
What is your budget for buying a pool?
More than often cost is the primary deciding factor for all of us when choosing a new swimming pool. It’s because there are just so many different options, configurations and accessories available for all types of swimming pools. An in ground swimming pool including a diving board and child’s wading area is often just too expensive for most budgets for example, so it might be a better idea to opt for a large above ground pool which has a deck and privacy fence instead.
As always the choice is yours and to a certain extent you get what you pay for with swimming pools!