Having a pool in the backyard of the house is a dream project for many people. For me, this dream started when I attended a summer birthday pool party at a friend’s house in second grade. The sight of everyone enjoying a pool, playing water games and relaxing, was just mesmerizing. Pool in your backyard provides many benefits; it is a beautiful attraction, a great party place, a space to relax, and a means to spend some quality time with your family.
As much as the pool is fun, building it in your backyard is not a piece of cake. There are certain things to consider while building a pool otherwise it can create technical problems in your home related to the foundation of your house, water leakages, etc. Following are some important factors you should consider when you are planning to build a pool at your house:
- Your budget:
Before you go ahead to plan the pool, it is important to consider the finances. You should estimate an approximate amount of money that you can spend creating a pool before finalizing the design of the pool. The budget includes the cost of creating the foundation of the pool, water pumps, and filters. Even after the pool is completed, you should know that you also need to calculate the cost of maintaining the pool as it is equally important. You should go ahead with the idea only if you are well aware of the expenses and can go through it comfortably.
- The kind of pool you want:
The next thing to keep your focus on is choosing the kind of pool that suits best according to your backyard; whether you want a pool that is in-built or above the ground. There are 3 types of in-built pools; concrete, fiber-glass, and vinyl-lined. Dallin Nielsen of Liquid Assets Pools says that concrete is the best choice for a pool foundation because it is low maintenance and will last longer than any other material. You should list down the pros and cons of all options and then make a wise decision with the help of the expert that you have hired.
- The technical feasibility:
You can’t know and understand every technical detail about the pool and its foundation. It is important to close the pool for the winters to avoid any technical problems. So, the best option is to hire an experienced professional who can come and inspect your backyard and give you the best advice for setting up a pool. They can take up full responsibility for the construction of the pool and maintaining it as well.
- Placement of the pool:
The next important thing to do is to choose a perfect location for the placement of the pool. First, you need to check the rules and regulations of your locality; whether they allow the pool in a house or not. You should pick out the best space in your backyard. Things you can consider while choosing an area are exposed to the sun, lighting, entry, and exit to the pool, and much more.