Last Updated on August 9, 2023 by Kravelv
For many people, getting a pool is the ultimate home improvement job that they can imagine. It can certainly change your quality of life and provide you with an amazing leisure opportunity. However, it’s also a lot of work and upkeep. There’s plenty that you can do to get fully and properly prepared for this major home improvement task. Let’s look into how you can better prepare.
Assess the space that you have available
While many people like the idea of having a big pool outdoors, it’s also a good idea to make sure that you assess the space that you have available for a pool. You may not want to take up the entire backyard with a pool as it will then be a struggle to get around it or to fit anything else in the space.
At this stage, you don’t want your ambitions to get ahead of you. Otherwise, it is more than likely that you’re going to struggle to get the right permissions and you may end up with a pool that you’re not happy with. It’s also worth looking into residential pool resurfacing as this will help to get it into a fantastic, vacation-ready state.
Look at different contractors
It’s worth looking at a few different contractors before making up your mind. This way, you can get a better idea of costs and you can also do your due diligence and ensure that they’re fit for the job that you have in mind.
The closer that you’ve looked into the options available, the more likely it is that you’re going to get a professional who will do the job well. When you get more quotes, you also put yourself in a better position to be able to negotiate on price as and when needed.
Think about the upkeep
The problem that many people have is that they see a pool as a standalone project and don’t then think about all the upkeep that’s needed. However, this is a mistake as it means that you’re much more likely to end up with a neglected pool that isn’t suitable for swimming in.
Many people will hire someone to take care of their pool for them. Of course, this is an additional expense that you need to be prepared for. You don’t want to throw yourself in at the deep end — so to speak — in getting a pool that you’re not prepared to look after.
Make sure you have all the required permissions
There may be some planning permissions involved depending on the pool project that you have in mind. You need to make sure that you’ve applied for this permission well in advance to avoid any disappointment. Also, you should inform your neighbors. Even if you don’t need their consent specifically, it’s still a good idea to keep them on side and avoid any disputes.
All of this planning work means that your pool project is much more likely to run without a hitch and you’ll have that beautiful space all ready to go.