Before you even start thinking about building or installing a pool, the best way to make sure nothing goes wrong from the start is to check with zoning policy of your town, since they are different from town to town. Building or installing a pool implies having all the necessary equipment for keeping the pool running smoothly and the water clean.
Find the right equipment
It is extremely important to choose all the right necessary equipment to suit the needs and size of your pool. Some of the ideas clients have aren’t always easy to fulfill and there’s plenty of logistics to sort it out. This is why you want to seriously think about the size and the reasons why you want to build a pool. Logically, the bigger the pool, the higher the prices, and maintenance can be quite expensive.
Material for pool and pool maintenance
Choosing the type of material you want for your pool is also a big factor in price. There’s quite a lot of choices to be made when it comes to pricing, so it might be the best to consult an expert who can give you some deeper insight into making your own right choices. When it comes to heating, filtration, and cleaning of the water, it is very important to bear this in mind: these pieces of equipment will be working 24/7, non-stop. While it might be appealing to try and save some money on this part ( we understand that building a pool isn’t cheap), we would advise you to think carefully about saving too much money here.
Maintenance itself isn’t cheap, and buying new equipment in case of a break or a malfunction is definitely not going to make you happy. An important part of keeping your pool clean and safe is using the correct chemicals and in the correct ratio. For this, you would need to take your water sample to a local pool store for analysis or buy a do-it-yourself kit. Your hired contractor should tell you how much to use and what, and what are normal Ph values of water and what the alkalinity should be.
Save money – pools aren’t that cheap to build
As we said previously, installing a pool isn’t cheap, so you should be very careful what you are saving money on. Almost half of the price of the inground pool is for the necessary equipment, digging, excavating, etc… So bear in mind on which items you can save money: lights, sound system, fountains, fencing, patios, decks, pathways, landscaping, furniture, pool toys, etc. All of these and much more should not be a priority if you are trying to save some money.