ideas for custom-built pools

ideas for custom-built pools

Upgrading Your Property With a New Swimming Pool

by Anton Leinonen

As you are preparing to install a new swimming pool on your property, there are many assumptions that you should avoid making. Otherwise, you could find it far more difficult to effectively handle this upgrade to the property.

Assumption: Concrete Is the Only Material to Use When Building Inground Pools

Inground pools can be more aesthetically pleasing, and they are less prone to certain types of damage. These particular benefits can make them a common choice for many homeowners. It is easy to assume that all of these pools will have to be built with concrete in order for them to be a durable option. However, this is far from the case as fiberglass is also a popular and durable material that can be used to create an inground swimming pool. In addition to being an affordable alternative to concrete pools, fiberglass will also be ready for use much sooner as it will not need to go through a lengthy drying and curing process.

Assumption: Inground Pools Can Be Placed Anywhere on the Property

When positioning the swimming pool, it is important to be mindful of potential hazards that should be avoided. One of the most common can be power lines. The pool should be built far enough away from the power lines to prevent them from being able to easily fall into the water. In addition to being a sound safety practice, this may even be a requirement of your local community regulations for swimming pool construction. In addition to avoiding this extreme hazard, you may also want to position the pool away from trees as this can reduce the number of leaves that fall in the water.

Assumption: The Soil Quality Is Not a Factor When Installing a New Pool

The quality of the soil where the swimming pool is going to be installed is another factor that has to be assessed. In particular, the stability of the soil will be an important consideration. When the soil is relatively unstable, it can increase the risk of the pool settling in an uneven way. In some cases, this might even contribute to the pool suffering serious damage that may require structural repairs to be completed to it. If necessary, it can be possible to stabilize the soil where the pool is going to be installed, which can help it to better support the weight of the pool when water is added to it.

Have any other questions about pool installation? Contact Pinnacle Pools & Spas for more information. 


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ideas for custom-built pools

The only thing that was missing from the home that my husband and I bought was a swimming pool. I knew that I wanted one before we sold our last house and purchased the new one. Not having a pool wasn't enough to keep me from buying the new house because I knew I could customize a pool to be installed. If you are considering having a custom-built pool installed on your property, this blog can give you some ideas that will help you create a wonderful setting for you, your family and all of your friends to enjoy.