Get the Most Use Out of Your Residential Swimming Pool

By Krista Payne
Posted . Filed under Design Inspirations.

If you have been looking at making an investment in a residential swimming pool, you know that there are many things to consider. The pool fabricator, pool construction, chlorination, and size are just the beginning questions that must be thought through carefully if you want to get the most of your expenditure.

Choosing a pool fabricator that is well established is vital.  Make sure the company has been around for some time and is willing to give you client references. Check out the Better Business Bureau to see if the company you are looking into has any complaints or disputes. To get an idea of the quality of work the company does ask them if there is any installations in your area that you can take a look at.

Doing your research on the types of materials that pools are made of is extremely important.  Check out the lifespans of pool construction materials.  Some pool construction materials will need to be resurfaced after several years of use, so you need to figure that into your costs. Some materials have a lifetime warranty. Depending on the type of material that is used in your pool construction will also determine what type of designs you can have.  Some materials are better than others when looking at a more designer feel.

Maintenance is a large part of owning a swimming pool and in the last 100 years chlorine has been the most common treatment to kill off bacteria and control algae. Many people are becoming more concerned about chlorine and chlorinated byproducts and are looking for a healthier route to clean their pools. Some alternatives to chlorine to look at are ozone and ultraviolet technologies and saltwater pools. Many commercial and non commercial clients are starting to switch to non chlorinated pools because of the adverse health effects that chlorine produces.

Getting the most use of your custom swimming pool is important since the cost is no small chunk of change.  Evaluating how many people will use the pool at one time, and deciding the uses for the pool will have you get the most out of your pool.  You can customize your pool so that you get the most out of it all season long.  If you live in a region where the temperatures are extreme hot and cold, you may want to think about a hybrid hot tub/cold pool.  Cold in the summer and hot in the winter. If you entertain, having an oversize hot tub that doubles as a pool is a great solution for parties.

Evaluating your lifestyle will help you access what type of pool will best fit you. The homework you do before you buy a pool will ensure that you get the most enjoyment out of your investment!  Happy swimming!

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