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Swimming Pools: Plan Now for Next Summer



Wishing that you had a place to splash around all your own? If you’re dreaming about a pool for your family, now is the perfect time to start the process. The process of designing a swimming pool can take quite a bit of time.


Family in swimming pool in Buckhead GA


By starting now, you can get the ball rolling and dive into your pool by summer. Here’s how to start:

  • Ask yourself a few questions. To figure out exactly what kind of water feature you want, it’s important to answer a few questions. First, is your yard suited for a pool? Are there any zoning restrictions you need to be aware of? What’s your budget? Can you handle caring for a pool or will you be hiring out the maintenance? What will the pool be used for? How will this affect your safety and insurance policy? Answering these questions gives you a better idea as to what you can expect throughout the pool building process.


  • Decide which type of pool you would like. Generally, there are three different types of in-ground pools. Fiberglass pools are molded in factories and simply set into pre-dug holes. They are durable and stain resistant. Because they are non-porous, they use fewer chemicals than some of the other types. Vinyl pools are crafted from a flexible liner that is designed to fit a specific hole. It’s attached to a reinforced steel wall. Usually, vinyl pools are rectangular or shaped like an “L”. Concrete pools are the best choice for those looking for a custom design. While it may take longer to install, it’s the most durable surface used for pools.


Girls playing in swimming pool in Buckhead GA

  • Figure out your design. Once you’ve covered the basics, it’s time to get creative. Skim through websites and magazines to find inspiration for your new oasis. While designing the pool is important, don’t forget about the surrounding area. You can create a space that includes waterfalls, lazy rivers, lighting, plants, trees, and rocks. No matter what you choose, make sure that it fits your family’s lifestyle. Include basketball nets, diving boards, or climbing walls if it suits you. This is your space and it should be exactly what you want it to be.


  • Find the right builder. After you’ve come up with some ideas and designs, it’s time to start pricing things out. With many builders who specialize in custom pools in Buckhead, you want to find someone that you trust. Meet with different contractors to get a feel for their policies, prices, and integrity. Most pool companies provide estimates based on the prices per square foot, including the equipment. Ask friends and family members about who they trusted with their pool building. You can also take to the internet to read reviews and testimonials from previous customers.


Don’t let this next summer creep up on you. Prepare to have the most enjoyable and sunniest season of your life by starting the process for your very own pool now. From developing swimming pool designs to picking out pool equipment, there is plenty that needs to be done before you and your family can make a splash in your new space.

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.”