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Pool 101: Planning the Best Pool for Your Home

Updated on July 28, 2015
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Have you always wanted to have your own swimming pool at home? Building one on your property will not only increase the resale value of your residence but will also give your family and friends hours and hours of fun.

Just think about it. If you have small kids in the house they will have a great time playing in the water, not to mention that it is an amazing way for them to exercise too. As well as this, just imagine the fun parties you could hold around the pool when you invite your friends to your place. A pool will really add more excitement to your life.

So to help you plan the best pool for your home, here are some tips and reminders I have thought of:

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1) What’s the purpose of the pool?

As I’ve mentioned earlier, it can be a way for your family to have fun or for you to entertain people. But above everything else, a pool will help you relax and unwind, which is great for days when you’ve been feeling stressed. Now based on the purpose you have in mind for your pool, there will be different designs appropriate for you, especially if the pool is intended for little children. Always keep that in mind.

2) What pool features would you like to have?

There are many pool features that you can ask your contractor to install. Do you want your pool to look dazzling at night? Then have some underwater lights fitted in your pool. You can also have a mini waterfall where your back is massaged just by sitting under it. Pool features will not only make your swimming pool beautiful, but make it more fun to use

3) What color do you want?

The color of the pool’s water depends on the tiles or the material of the base of the pool. Depending on your preference, you can choose to have a pool that looks like a stony river or like the blue sea. Some pool bases can even change color depending on the time of the day. You’ve got so many choices and there is definitely something for everyone.

4) Do you have the time to clean it?

You do know that you will have to regularly clean your pool, right? But if you don’t have the time to do it, if you don’t want to hire people to clean your pool, or you’re just too lazy, then you should consider a self-cleaning pool. It will be a bit more expensive than your regular variant, that’s a given, but just imagine the time and effort you can save. There are some self-cleaning pools that have unobtrusive nozzles using powerful streams of water to push away dirt into a drain where it will be collected. Now this is something you should take a look at.

5) Which pool company can build it for you?

And finally, you should look for the most reliable pool contractor you can find. You should get involved with the process of constructing your very own pool by being active in the planning stages. In terms of choosing the contractor, find out how long they have been in the business. If they’ve been in the pool business for many years, this is a sign they’ve been doing a really good job. Also try to get testimonials from their previous clients to get an idea on the quality of their work. And of course, always ask for a warranty.

Now get started planning your own pool!

A pool can transform your home into an oasis, a place where you can relax and have fun at the same time. With the tips I’ve given to you, it should now be a lot easier to plan the pool of your dreams.

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    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      The luxury of having a pool for one's home is very appealing!