Summer will be here before we know it and your friends and family will be opening their pools. As the days pass and the temps and humidity rise, the thought of having one yourself might start creeping up. While there is a good amount of planning that goes into a Pool installation, we are here to help.
Designing Your Poolside
If you are ready to take the plunge (pun intended) and add a pool to your landscape, you need to know what it takes to get started. You will need to plan a budget, choose a contractor, and eventually have it installed. First things first – the budget. Setting a budget at the beginning of your process will set realistic expectations for what you can have. It will also help you determine what you can and can not live without. Pools can get expensive, so it is best to set the budget and work within it. Designing the pool area is important to create the environment you want to spend time in. Websites such as Houzz and Pinterest are great for design inspiration.
Updating Your Poolside
Do you already have a pool, but don’t like to spend time out there? Sounds like you need a remodel! Your expenses and labor are reduced from the beginning, so you can look more at designing your update. When thinking about remodeling, it is important to consider factors such as tile, the pump, lighting, and any additional water features. Check out these incredible makeovers from HGTV to get an idea of some ways to transform a space.
How to Get Started
You have designed your poolside living space – now what? Getting started on the pool project doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, websites like MyDreamPool.com make this part easy. Simply use their pool design tool to plug in your ideas, and they will locate resources available in your region so you don’t have to track each piece down on your own. If going the contractor route, ask friends and family for recommendations and get more than one quote. Either way, don’t forget to check out the top 10 mistakes pool owners make when building a swimming pool.
Do you have a pool?
Whether you are an aspiring pool owner or a fed-up one, we hope these tips have helped you see how adding or updating a pool can make your outdoor space a valuable part of your home. Just be prepared with some budgeting and design, and you’ll be enjoying your pool before you know it.
Do you have a comfy poolside you want to share with us? No matter at what point you are in the pool process, we want to hear about it!
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