World Executives Digest | 5 Factors to consider before Building a Pool | Most people will find the idea of an in-ground pool appealing. After all, who wouldn’t want to plunge into a heated pool and unwind at the end of the day? Or perhaps you think it will be a great way to exercise, regardless of the weather.
An in-ground pool can be outside or inside, depending on the space you have and the budget you have available.
But, before you ‘break-ground’, it may be a good idea to consider the following 5 factors.
- Planning Permission
Most places have strict regulations regarding the location of the pool, the depth, and even the size. These regulations can become even more stringent if you’re intending to rent the house and have guests using the pool.
It’s important to check the local regs before you start planning, this will ensure they are all accounted for. If you don’t your application could be rejected.
- Style of Pool
Once you’re happy you’ve got the regs sorted and your pool will comply with them, you need to consider size and style. The size is generally dictated by the amount of space you have available or the amount of your garden you want to take over with a pool.
The shape can be almost anything you like. However, you should note that the more complex the shape the more expensive it will be to build. You’ll need to consider this along with your budget before you put your planning application in.
- Build Costs
Building an in-ground pool is not a cheap undertaking. You’ll need specialist help to dig the hole, reinforce it structurally, line it, and finish it properly.
It’s a good idea to get several quotes before you start to ensure you have the funds available to complete the build. This is not something you want or can easily take shortcuts on.
- Circulating System
This is perhaps the most complicated part of your pre-build planning. Your pool will need high-quality submersible pumps with filters, this will circulate the water. The circulating system will send the water through a filtration system and then should include sanitation, such as chlorine treatment.
This is essential to keep the water clear and clean. Chlorine is one of the most common options but it is not the only choice. You can opt for a saltwater pool which is better for your skin than the chlorine.
Your system should also have a skimmer to remove the surface bugs. It’s also worth considering a heater. The warmer the water the more enjoyable your swim will be, at any time of the year. That makes the effort to build a pool worthwhile.
Finally, you’ll find that most states insist on adequate safety measures, specifically pool covers, fences, and gates that won’t allow children into the pool when you’re not around. This is to help ensure everyone stays safe around the pool.
You’ll need to consider what style of fencing is appropriate, glass is effective and doesn’t destroy the view. It’s also a good idea to have life-saving aids on hand by the pool as well as never leaving children unattended.