What You Need To Know Before Buying a Swimming Pool
May 22, 2023

What You Need To Know Before Buying a Swimming Pool

If you’re considering buying a pool, there’s a lot to take in. From sizes and styles to colours and accessories, you’ll need to find the pool that will fit in with your lifestyle. Want to know what questions to ask before taking the plunge and buying a pool? Here are a few things to consider.

What is my budget?

First and foremost, it’s important to take a look at your budget and consider all of the costs involved in buying an inground swimming pool. The pool shell itself will come at a price, depending on the size and style. However, in addition to that, buyers must consider the cost of installation, constructing proper fencing, landscaping the area after installation, and ongoing maintenance costs.

Ongoing maintenance costs will vary. Take into account the costs of pool chemicals, water testing kits, covers, skimmers and vacuums. If you plan to heat your pool, be aware that this will add costs to your monthly utility bill as well.

How will I use my pool?

Narellan Pools has a range of pool options, from plunge pools and spas to larger options fit for large families. Ask yourself how you will use the pool. Do you simply want something to dip into on hot days or something larger that family and friends can enjoy? Will you be using it for exercise, such as lap swimming, or for parties and entertaining? Ultimately, how you will use the pool will narrow down your various options and help you decide which pool will be best for you.

Will I prefer a big or a small pool?

A swimming pool doesn’t have to take up your entire back yard. If you are working with a relatively confined space, naturally, you’ll be drawn to smaller inground pool options. For large spaces, you may not have a problem with finding space, and may still choose a smaller option to fit with your predetermined needs. Both small and large pools come with pros and cons. Small pools don’t allow for too much swimming space but may make more room for entertainment areas around the pool itself. A larger pool makes sense for big active families or hosts who like to entertain and who have space to spare.

Be aware that, with a larger pool surface, you’ll be looking at less backyard space and will be spending more money on maintenance costs. If you plan on heating a large pool, you should expect your utility bill to rise significantly.

What design and colour should I choose?

Having an understanding of how big or small you want the pool to be will also help you narrow down your options. From there, you’ll be able to get to the real fun part: choosing the design and the colour. Think about the look and feel you are going for. Would you prefer to have a more organic shape, or something sleek and modern? The colour will also dictate a lot of the look and feel of the back yard, as your pool will become a focal point of the house – no matter how big or small it is. Do you prefer darker coloured water that will feel deeper and hold more heat, or something lighter that gives off a more tropical ambience? All of this will have to be considered before purchasing the pool and having it installed.

Do I need to consider landscaping?

Don’t forget that the areas around the pool will help really tie your backyard together. That means you’ll want to consider the landscaping surrounding your inground pool. You’ll want to plan paths and walkways. You’ll also have to decide on surrounding foliage that will help create a sense of luxury and privacy. Don’t forget to consider hardscaping such as decks or a patio to give you room to entertain on hot summer days.

How Narellan can help you decide

When you’re choosing your swimming pool with Narellan Pools, you’re never alone. Our team of professionals have years of experience helping families choose the right inground pool for their backyard. We’ll start by discussing your property and its dimensions as well as your needs and expectations. Our professionals will recommend a variety of pool lines and the best sizes for your unique space and walk you through the installation process so you’ll know just what to expect. Narellan Pools prides itself on its systems for quality assurance, because with these in place, we know the best possible pools get installed in the best possible way.

We’ll connect you with a local trusted pool builder that will help install your pool and work with you to create an amazing swimming pool area. From beginning to end, we’ll be there to help.

Want to speak to an expert before you make any decisions? Speak to Narellan Pools today!

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