7 Factors to Consider Before Pool Installation

Imagine having a beautiful inground swimming pool. Your backyard transformed into a virtual paradise. How can you make this happen?

At My Pool Builders, we are experts at helping customers get ready for their pool installation projects—proper planning is a must. It always helps to protect your investment. As Australia’s industry leader, we’re ready to share critical factors to consider. These impact project costs and, ultimately, the success of every pool project.

1. Research Applicable Laws and Regulations

Before starting a pool project, be aware of registration, certification, and inspection regulations. Investigate thoroughly because penalties for violations can be costly. Strict safety laws apply at state and local levels. Learning what compliance costs are and the inspection intervals can influence construction choices.

2. Site Suitability

Your soil composition and water table levels will need to be investigated. Unstable soil or solid rock barriers make expenses go up. The slope and size of your site will also influence the design options. If your property sits on a steep hill, expect higher costs.

You’ll need to adapt your pool design to the conditions of the site. Property boundaries, trees, and power lines can also contribute to design restriction. Building materials are affected too. For instance, a fibreglass pool may not be possible because it comes from a limited set of mould sizes. You can rely on our pool builder’s expertise to help you decide on the best options.

3. Homeowner Liability

There are inherent risks to owning a pool. Expect that your new pool may impact your homeowner’s insurance plan. Speak with your representative to learn if you’re covered. Review the details of your investment with your agent to make sure that it gets adequately protected. Your rates may go up.

4. Safety Fences

You may be worried about installing a pool fence. Many homeowners worry that fencing will somehow reduce the investment value and beauty of their backyard space. Our team has ways to overcome this.


5. Maintenance

Plan for the ongoing cost associated with having a new pool. While at the end of new construction, everything is shiny and new, over time, upkeep will be required. Everything from the landscaping to energy consumption comes with costs and takes time to stay on top of.

Consider the many aspects of ownership. Such as chemicals that are needed during the swimming season. You might consider hiring a professional for biannual maintenance and to close and open the pool if you won’t be using it year-round. All these items should get put into your homes’ monthly expense budget.

6. Budget

Inground pool construction can get funded like other home improvement projects. Defining exactly how you will finance your pool should get decided early on. No builder will take on your project without having first secured payment.

Make sure you keep maintenance and accessories in mind. It’s a good idea to keep a wish list of items you want for a project but stay flexible. Get the whole picture in focus by talking to a financial planner before adding a pool to your property.

7. Home Value

Understand the potential impact of having a pool on the value of your home. In the right circumstances, a quality inground pool can add value to your property. A value boost happens, especially when your site sits in a luxury area surrounded by other pools. Build a beautiful pool and keep it maintained. That way, your investment can easily attract high-end buyers.

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