Probably you experienced this past year hoping there was an easy way to have the pool of your dreams in your South Florida home, but didn’t get the time to realize it. Now is the best time to get started with the plan. If you begin now, you will be swimming by spring and also unwinding by your own backyard oasis.
Here are some things to consider and be on your way to swimming by spring:
Is my available space suitable for a pool?
Most contractors suggest that conducting soil tests to confirm the site is perfect for installing a pool. Unique installation concerns can present themselves due to rocky, expansive or sandy soil and other factors. Furthermore, building costs can increase because of the high water table.
In some cases, a proposed site won’t work since it’s difficult to access by the heavy machines required to excavate the hole for the swimming pool.
What’s my budget?
As with any massive project or purchase, it’s important to have a budget ready. There are lots of factors to take into account when preparing your budget. For example landscaping, decking, pool installation, and much more.
What other amenities do I want?
When you’re planning your perfect backyard oasis, you should list everything you would want to include, even if your budget doesn’t allow constructing it now. A few things to think about include a kid’s play equipment, swim-up bar, firepit, pool house, gazebo, outdoor shower, and even an outdoor kitchen.
It is less expensive to make room for future plans in the original design than to make adjustments later on. For instance, if you know you will add an outdoor kitchen or a firepit, later on, you should run the gas lines to the areas at the start. This will get rid of the need to ruin the surrounding landscape and deck area later on.
What special features do I need in my swimming pool?
To get the most out of your South Florida pool, even when you are not swimming, you can add lighting and water features. Depending on how you intend to use the pool, you might also want to think about areas to play water basketball or volleyball, shallow beach-style entries, underwater benches, and a swim-up bar. An automatic pool cover can also offer protection any time the pool is not supervised.
How will I use this swimming pool?
Figuring out how you’ll use your new backyard oasis will help know what pool size you require, the overall feel for your space, and what special features you might want to incorporate. Is the pool mostly for relaxation, or will you regularly have friends and family over for gatherings and parties? Will you use the pool mostly with your partner, or do you plan to play games in the pool? These are simple things to consider. They will ensure that you have you want in your outdoor space.
Swimming by Spring – Conclusion
If you’re taking your time in planning a new pool, then you don’t need to rush through construction. You can choose the season, which fits your schedule and offers the best savings. Contact us at Premier Pools & Spas of South Florida today for professional help on your new South Florida pool installation.