By Anita Ginsburg
If summer's heat is getting to you, you may have finally decided it's time to install a pool. That's the easy part. Now you must make preparations for your pool. You can make the process go more smoothly by planning carefully and keeping the following tips in mind:
Choose a Site
There is more to choosing a pool site than simply scanning your yard and deciding where it will look the best. For most pools, you'll need access to electrical ports and an area that has soft soil. The site should be level, and you should ensure it isn't situated on top of septic tanks or utility lines.
Prepare the Site
Once you choose the perfect site for your pool, it's time to prep it. If the ground is not level, you'll need to level it out yourself. Don't forget to remove any debris from the area. To avoid headaches, find the dimensions of your pool and measure the exact location, marking it off with string or paint. This helps you ensure the entire area is properly prepared.
Hire a Professional
If you think prepping the site sounds stressful, wait until it's time to set up your pool. Instead of dealing with this on your own, you should really hire a professional to both prep the site and build your new pool. They can even help you choose the best location, pointing out dangerous utility areas and other hazardous conditions that you will want to avoid.
Choose the Right Type of Pool
This is the fun part. There are so many types of pools from which to choose. First, decide if you want it to be an above-ground or in-ground pool. In-ground pools will require a lot more work, preparation and upkeep than above-ground pools.
If you decide on an above-ground pool, you can choose from an inflatable pool, steel frame or above-ground concrete pool. There is no right or wrong choice, but above-ground concrete pools are much sturdier and last longer than traditional above-ground models. Some people want an in-ground pool but simply can't get one installed because of ground conditions. Above-ground concrete pools are excellent alternatives in these situations.
Getting ready for summer shouldn't be a hassle. Buying a pool takes some time and careful preparation. By utilizing these four steps, you can minimize the stress, making the process go smoother!
Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, Colorado. She studied at Colorado State University and now enjoys writing about health, business, and family. A mother of two wonderful children, she loves traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. She recommends consulting a company like Pool Team 6 LLC about your pool installation. You can find her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.