Constructing a swimming pool can be a time-consuming job which often takes between 16 and 22 weeks. As with most major investments, there is a large range of options to be considered before diving into the actual building. These can include, in-ground placement or above ground, fiberglass construction or concrete, and the inclusion of a hot tub or addition of extra stairs.
To begin the process, you may want to secure a reliable contractor. Read the negative and positive feedback before interviewing the contractors to guarantee yourself you are making an informed decision. Be up-front about your expectations and let them know if you want to be included in decision making processes because some companies use only ready-made designs. After interviews are complete and you have chosen a company that fills your needs, the process can begin.
After establishing a budget and pool design, the contractor can obtain a permit and help you select a building location. Trees, ground slope, drainage, water runoff, and traffic can all be important considerations when locating a pool. These factors can also influence the cost of the building project.
An experienced pool contractor can save time and money when building a swimming pool by checking local regulations and by-laws. Depending on the area, federal laws may also determine what type of pool may be built and what must be included in the design. If you have a homeowner’s group or community HOA, they may also have rules to consider before building can begin.
To ensure you are getting what you want from your contract with your construction company, you may wish to have an attorney look over the contract. This can prevent clauses associated with cost over-runs and delays. It can also prevent a termination clause that benefits the builder and leaves you with a torn-up back yard.
Reliable contractors can be a dream to work with and can help ensure that constructing a swimming pool stays on schedule and doesn’t disrupt your life. They can also help you find solutions to any snags that occur during the design and construction processes.