Do You Want To Build Your Own Pool? Here Is What You Need To Know

Build Your Own Pool

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

Material for pool and pool maintenanceChoosing 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.

CONSULTATIONMaintenance 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.

Are You Making A New Pool? Check These 3 Landscaping Tips


Today’s outdoor pools are very different from most pools 30-40-50 years ago. And one big difference is the exterior design around the pool. Colorful additions, extra perks and gadgets, decks around the pool, etc, all add up to the way everything comes together. One of the first things you will notice after you are done looking at the pool is everything else that surrounds it. Borders around the pool deck and everything else around it, all add up to beauty and the comfort you want to convey.

Build a path to keep your pool clean

Build a path to keep your pool cleanNow, one of the big issues is keeping the pool and the house clean, so minimizing dirt getting inside the water or your house is a big deal. The solution to this is a walkway, usually from the back door of your house to the pool itself. You can use some stones or simple wood panels to pave the way and let your imagination run wild when it comes to deciding how you want to border it. Some potted plants, smooth stones, or any other ideas that you might have can add tremendously to the beauty of the landscape you are creating, and it doesn’t cost much also!

Don’t plant trees next to your pool

But bear in mind not to plant trees anywhere close to the pool or the walkway. Roots of the trees can break the concrete over the years, or cause cracks underground where you can’t see it while it’s too late, so it would be the best not to plant trees too close to your pool. In case you decide to do so, bear in mind that you will also have to clean the leaves from the pool, which you won’t enjoy nearly as much as swimming and relaxing in the pool.

Enhance the overall atmosphere – lazy bags, bbq and the lights

To continue on, there is nothing else that can add to atmosphere better than the light. It can be a bit costly, but this is something definitely worth investing in. We’ve all seen how enchanting and magical pools look like when there is plenty of light around it, carefully positioned to make the atmosphere more exotic and romantic when necessary. Areas dedicated to sunbathing are pretty much a requirement if your house has a pool,  so you might want to spend some money investing in a beautiful wooden deck for lazy bags and some patio furniture. And last but not the least, one of the most important things, a barbecue/cooking area. Everyone enjoys good barbecue, and where there’s pool, there’s party, so maybe getting a grill right after your pool is finished is the best choice.