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Everything you need to consider before buying a swimming pool

Purchasing a swimming pool is a substantial investment. There are many factors that you need to take into consideration before you sign the dotted line. Once your pool is in the ground it’s there to stay so, make sure you are investing in a product that is good for both you and your family’s needs.

You may be feeling a bit overwhelmed about it all so here are 5 things you need to consider before you hand over that hard-earned cash.

  • Purpose

First and foremost, what has motivated you to consider buying a pool? Do you live remotely and don’t have access to beaches or a community pool? Do you want a pool to make exercise more convenient and enjoyable? Or maybe you are looking to bring the family together more often?

Whatever it may be that you want to achieve by owning a pool, just bare it in mind when you are choosing features and making decisions later on.

  • Maintenance

Many swimming pools installed over the last 20 years operate in a similar way. The issue with these older pool types is water circulation is limited.

There are far more advanced systems on the market these days which ensure maximum circulation as well as chemical and energy efficiency. Saving you time and money in the long run.

When it comes to the operating system you chose, don’t chose the cheap option at the beginning for a quick fix…

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

– Benjamin Franklin

  • Pool Type

There are three main types of underground pools:

  • Concrete
  • Vinyl
  • Fibreglass

Fibreglass is the most popular choice. But why?

  • Cost effective
  • Easier to keep clean and healthy
  • Quicker to install
  • 25 year + warranty
  • Require less ongoing maintenance

 

  • Choosing a Company

There are many ways to research companies these days, word of mouth and online reviews are two of the most reliable. Investigate how long the company has been in business, how long they have been in the pool industry, does the warranty comply with consumer law requirements and what exactly is covered under that warranty?

A reliable pool company will happily allow you to get in touch with existing and previous customers. This will give you the opportunity to get firsthand knowledge on how the company operates and you will soon decide if that company is a good fit for you and your family. It is always good to see someone’s work for yourself so, ask if you can check out one of their completed projects in your area.

  • Size

It’s a question we are often asked and, it is an important one. Once your pool goes in, there is no room for mind changing. Unless you have the funds available to do so.

One limiting factor is, how much room have you got? Naturally if you have acres of land on your property you aren’t restricted but, if you are short on space you will have to consider a smaller pool. After that consideration, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Who will use the pool most and how often will they be using it?
  • Does anyone plan on using the pool to do laps?
  • How much patio do you want around the pool (consider what equipment will kept on the patio)?
  • Will you be entertaining often? If so, how many people will be there?
  • Will your family grow over the coming years?

After you have answered these questions, you will have a better understanding of how large a pool you and your family needs.

Investing in a pool is a very exciting time. It will add value to your property and contribute to a fabulous lifestyle. If you still have lots of questions, send us an email service@countrywidepools.com.au or give us a call 08) 9622 5571.