Four Things To Consider Before Buying A Swimming Pool

Handy Ideas When Purchasing A Pool

When the sun’s out, and you want to cool down, buying a swimming pool seems a great idea, but there are a few essential things you should consider before splashing out.

Here are five questions to ask yourself, so you buy the right pool.

Why Are You Buying That Pool?

A simple question maybe but there’s always a reason behind any purchase and installing a swimming pool is no different. What will you be using it for? Perhaps laps, recreation, relaxing or as a point of focus for your garden to enhance your open space.

If you have a clear idea of its intended purpose, then it will be easier to decide on the shape, depth and size of the pool.

Where Should I Install My Pool?

Your garden, the type of soil and levels will help determine where it may be best positioned. If you have children, you’ll probably want a clear view of the pool from your house.

Before installing the pool, consider other factors such as whether the location maximises the sun so it can be heated up naturally. Avoid overhanging trees as you may end up forever scooping up leaves.

If you install your pool in a windy spot, you may experience increased evaporation, to avoid this you can plant shrubbery or erecting fencing.

No one wants a pool if there’s no room to sit around it and enjoy the ambience, so make sure there’s space for a patio or paving area. Of course, you’ll also need somewhere to house filtration equipment and the pool cleaner.

How Much Will It Cost?

Pools come in different shapes and sizes, and your budget will very much determine your swimming pool. Plots of land in urban areas are getting smaller, and so there are more compact pool styles available than ever before.

The costs don’t just finish with a pool alone, consider other expenses such as installation, landscaping and decking. Every year you’ll be spending money on maintenance such as running and servicing pumps and filters and keeping the water sparkling clear with chemicals and suction cleaners.

Fibreglass Or Concrete?

Pools come in different shapes and sizes, and your budget will very much determine your swimming pool. Plots of land in urban areas are getting smaller, and so there are more compact pool styles available than ever before.

The costs don’t just finish with a pool alone, consider other expenses such as installation, landscaping and decking. Every year you’ll be spending money on maintenance such as running and servicing pumps and filters and keeping the water sparkling clear with chemicals and suction cleaners.

Author: Don Del Borello

Author: Don Del Borello

Position: Sales and Brand Manager for Factory Pools Perth

Experience: 39 Years In The Swimming Pool Industry

Don Del Borrello is the Sales and Brand Manager of Factory Pools Perth.  Don possesses 39 years in the pool industry, commencing his career at 15 years of age.

Don was born into the pool industry with his Father and family owning one of the most successful companies in Western Australia.

His extensive knowledge spans across every facet of the industry including manufacturing with being hands on to making pools to production manager, installation from installing pools, driving a bobcat to installations manager to General manager and owner.

His wealth of experience is an asset to Factory Pools Perth as he maintains a meticulous standard, taking the necessary steps to ensure promising results with him and his staff.