What do I need to know before buying a pool?

Buying a pool for your backyard is a big step, but we believe it’s one that is well worth it. Even during the excavation process, keep in mind all the fun you are going to have when you and family are gathered around the pool. Kids are splashing, burgers are on the grill. Before you get that backyard oasis, these are some things you need to know.

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Have a wish list ready

Think about the main things you want incorporated into your swimming pool. Waterfall? Grotto? Jumping rocks? A slide? Are you going to attach a spa to your pool? Do you want an outdoor kitchen?

These are all questions you should have answered before even meeting with your Premier Pools & Spas professional designer.

What kind of pool do you want?

There are three main types of pools: vinyl, fiberglass, and gunite. All of them have their pros and cons, and each of them serves a different purpose. Do some research about each kind before talking to your builder.

If you still are unsure about which one is right for your backyard, don’t be afraid to ask us which one we would recommend. And make sure you read this to get a better idea of what we’re talking about.

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Find the best pool builder

The best way to determine which pool builder is the right one for you is to ask them for their past works and references. Do your research, check reviews online. Keep in mind that reviews can be dicey — hell has no fury like a customer scorned. So, pay attention to the full gamut or reviews, not just the few … interesting ones that stand out.

Also, budget is also very important. Make sure whomever you work with (Premier, maybe?) is up front with all costs that will be associated with the build so there will be no surprises waiting for you down the line.

Buying a pool that’s energy efficient and eco-friendly

In the long run, having an eco-friendly pool will save you money. An energy efficient gunite pool can be yours with just a few simple adjustments. Reduce your heating costs with a solar pool water heater, for example. These kinds of heaters allow you to enjoy your pool a little later into the fall, and a little earlier in the spring. It’s totally worth it.

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