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Ask Yourself These 5 Questions Prior to Pool Construction


A swimming pool is an attractive feature with many benefits. It is no wonder that so many people are after custom pools in Newman. But if you want a swimming pool, you need to ask yourself a few questions first. After all, jumping into a major decision like hiring a swimming pool contractor without some initial planning can have some consequences. For example, you may end up with a pool that is outside your budget, one that does not suit your home, or one that is not practical for your swimming needs.

Make some important preparations to avoid these mistakes and end up with the perfect pool. These are the top 5 questions you should ask yourself before you hire professional pool construction in Newman.


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1. Why Do I Want to Build a Pool?

Some might answer this question with a simple "Why not?" but there is a detailed answer to this question. They say that form follows function, which means that the way in which your pool is designed should suit your wishes. In order for swimming pool builders in Newman to give you the pool you really want, you need to know exactly why you want it. Here are some common reasons people want to build a swimming pool:

·         Exercise, such as lap swimming

·         Entertaining, either in the pool or poolside

·         Relaxation

·         Improving property values

·         Architectural statement-making, or installing a pool for its sheer beauty


Once you understand where you fit in the above categories--or which combination represents your needs--the pool contractor you hire can help you design the optimal swimming pool. It also helps to know if adults, children, or the elderly will be using the pool.


2. What Challenges Does My Property Face?

In order to have a successful, stable pool, you need to be sure that your yard is swimming pool-friendly. You may need to have your soil tested and have the water table evaluated. In addition, you need to know the zoning and construction laws that apply to your property. For example, your property might have water runoff restrictions, sloping guidelines, and required fencing. Your pool contractor will also need to verify the locations of gas, electrical, and sewage lines before breaking ground.


Also, is your backyard accessible by large, heavy machinery? If not, building a swimming pool may be very difficult.


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3. What Do I Want the Pool to Look Like?

Your pool is a visible, decorative feature of your property above all else. It should make an impact from inside and outside your house. Therefore, you should take care to consider the style and shape of swimming pool that you want. Consider working architectural features and motifs from the house into the pool's design. For example, a home with arched windows and walkways might match well with a rounded pool.


You should also consider the visual and practical impact of additional pool features, like a natural-looking rock wall, a diving board, or fountains.


4. What Material Should the Pool Be Made Of?

There are many benefits of different pool lining materials. For example, gunite pools and concrete pools in Newman will be long-lasting and resistant to everyday wear-and-tear. However, you may find tile or aggregate pool lining attractive. Ask a pool contractor about the various benefits and drawbacks of each material they use. For the most part, the swimming pool materials will have a strong effect on the appearance of the pool and how well it matches your home.


Keep in mind that you will also need to select materials for the pool deck; a contractor can help you choose the best materials for your swimming pool wants and needs.


5. Who Should I Hire to Build the Pool?

Pool construction in Newman is serious work. Who you hire to build a pool will have a huge impact on the final product, how beautiful it is, how durable it is, and how efficient its mechanical components are--filters, for example. Talk to pool contractors in your area once you have asked yourself these 5 questions. A good contractor will help you make the pool a reality.

 


We have had the privilege of being awarded more than 60 Design Awards in every award category, including custom residential concrete pools, commercial concrete pools, in-ground vinyl liner pools, and major renovations. Hilltop was named one of the “Top 50 Pool Builders in the USA” by Pool and Spa News in 2013-2017. Pool builders across the United States were evaluated in several areas, including the total number of pools built, customer service, certifications, industry involvement, employee retention, as well as advertising and social media presence. Our company was also nationally recognized for customer service and social media. We were the only Georgia company on the list in 2016 and 2017!
 
We would consider it a privilege to design and construct your project and have you as a member of our “Hilltop Family.”