November 9, 2016
Custom Inground Swimming Pools
I am a huge fan of inground swimming pools. There are obviously some considerations to make when considering calling upon an expert pool builder.
One of the two make considerations I make when considering hiring a professional is the overall costs of ownership associated with my future pool.
The second is the initial cost of the project. How much is this going to cost me or if I am working with a client the same questions hold true.
We all don’t want to break the bank when it comes to having an inground swimming pool put in for our family. It has to be built right. The swimming pool contractor has to have done their due diligence and has an idea of what they are doing and the overall quote has to be right on.
There are so many factors that go into a world-class pool from design, ensuring the plumbing aspect of the pool is in place with no leaks, clogs to maintenance, cracks and repairs.
What types of Inground Pools are there?
It all depends on what you are looking at. The three big ones are Concrete, Vinyl liner and fiberglass inground swimming pools.
If you are looking at fiberglass pools most swimming pool contractors offer specific packages for their customers. They are as follows:
- Turn-Key Installation
- Assisted Installation
- Basic Installation
My friend Chris over at sanantonioasphaltinstallation.com who chose to do a self-installation, had the pool shell delivered to his home and he took care of the rest.
Obviously, his background is in concrete and paving so at least he had some background in it. This isn’t always the case for all customers.
You can save upwards of $10,000 by going this route but also be wary of the fact that you will be doing all the work and you had best have similar experience as Chris has if you choose to go this route.
My personal pick was to have a fiberglass pool installed at my home.
Fiberglass are simply more efficient (in my opinion). It prevents algae from growing in your pool (who wants all that mess right?) You don’t have to deal with as much chemical usage and less time spent keeping the maintenance up on the pool.
The repair expenses are also lower on a fiberglass pool. My personal pick? Go fiberglass. It is just a smarter choice. Again, it all depends on the individual. If you want to save money, have less of a headache dealing with continual maintenance issues over the years going with the fiberglass option is the way to go.
If you go with the self-installation option just go in with a lot of confidence that you can get it done. You don’t necessarily have to have a background in concrete to install a pool but you had best have a great deal of enthusiasm and patience.
Let’s be honest if it was easy everyone would do it themselves. Smart people have those that know how to get the job quickly and efficiently do the job for them so they can go about their busy schedule and know the job will get done.
There are various types of swimming pools that can be built. In ground and fiberglass pools are still my favorite and #1 pick