A swimming pool installation is not something to be taken lightly. Whilst many of us LOVE a swimming pool in the summer, the pros and cons of swimming pool installation must be considered carefully.
No matter what kind of swimming pool installation you desire, whether it’s one that’s top of the market and looks a lot like it belongs to the Kardashian’s, or one to ensure you exercise regularly, you have to make sure your garden is suitable for it.
You’re going to need plenty of space, suitable pool fencing to keep kids and pets safe, and a cover to retain the heat and repel leaves. So if you’re thinking about the pros and cons of pool installation, this post will help you with the primary decision: what kind of swimming pool is the right kind for your garden to play a pretty host. Here’s the most important things to think about.
Decide on In-Ground vs. Above-Ground
Depending on the kind of pool you want is going to dictate just how much money you’re going to have to spend, and then you have to factor in the size of the pool you could manage on top of that. And the main two options you have here are in-ground and above-ground.
An in-ground pool is going to allow you to decide on every single customisable feature you could possibly have control over, be it the size, shape, how many ladders etc., and your pool is going to last a lot longer! Not to mention they’ll be far less trouble to maintain over the years – concrete doesn’t wear away too easily, and that’ll be the material you’ll come across most commonly.
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But if you want something more temporary, and you’re not sure how much use you’re going to get out of the pool, an above-ground option will be best for you. It’ll also be a far cheaper option, and you might just get some extra landscaping out of it. Do you fancy a deck along with your pool? This is a surefire way to get one laid properly!
Do You Have the Commitment for a Pool?
A swimming pool is going to have a lot of work for you to keep up with, and you’re going to have to clean it out at least once a month – you’re going to need to clean the skimmers at lot more often than that. But it all depends on how much foliage covers the surface of your pool, and how much you use it.
Don’t worry, there’s some easy options for you here too. Fibreglass pools are easier and generally less expensive to keep clean and maintain, and even the set up is going to be completed a lot faster than any other pool type out there.
Make sure you do your research before you commit to a swimming pool installation – you need to have the right type for the garden that exists around it.