Not only is a swimming pool a fantastic way to relax and cool off on a hot summer’s day, but it’s also an incredible way to sneak in a serious full-body workout. However, setting up an in-ground pool can come with its own unique challenges, which is why we advise following these simple steps to help get you in the water in no time!
Know the Type of Pool You Want
Before you even dig your first hole for your swimming pool, you first need to know exactly the type of pool that you want. Do you want a simple pool for laps, or do you want one that’s deep enough to justify a diving board? While both in-ground and above-ground pools can offer many of the same perks, above-ground pools tend to come at a better price, quicker installation time, and are easily moved.
Make Sure You Have the Appropriate Permits
Did you know that you need to first check your city’s zoning laws before you can consider getting a pool? While it may seem like every one of your neighbours have one, look again. There may be restrictions in your community that may prevent you from getting a swimming pool or require a fence of a certain height.
Prepare Your Site for the Pool
You want to make sure that your chosen size is not only safe but also ideal, for your future swimming pool. Make sure there are no underground wires or hazards that can prevent you from placing your pool there. Also, make sure that you like the location. For instance, is there a large shady oak over the pool? While that can cast some soothing shadows on a hot day, you’ll also be fishing out leaves frequently.
Purchase Your Pool and Complete the Construction
This step is fairly comprehensive. First, visit the team of friendly and experienced backyard leisure experts at Sun Valley Pools and Spas to find the pool of your dreams. Once you have found the right pool and set your delivery and installation timeline, the hard work can begin.
Prepare your landscape for the addition of a pool and ensure that any blockages are moved out of the way, such as patio furniture. Next is to have the swimming pool delivered and installed.
Once your pool is ready, you’ll need to prepare your deck. If you wish to have a deck attach to the pool, this is the time to complete the construction. Alternatively, a nearby patio area and pool ladder will also provide you with easy access to the water.
Lastly, add your pool accessories, water care chemicals and clean the area.
This is the part you’ve been waiting for! Enjoy the fruits of your labor. Swim by yourself, with family, or invite your friends to neighbours. After all of your careful planning, you’ve earned all of the enjoyment that you get from your swimming pool. Plan a pool party, or a barbecue, to help “break-in” your new swimming pool. Above all, make sure you have a great time with your above-ground swimming pool!
Swimming Pools in Duncan
Have you been daydreaming about finally getting your very own swimming pool? For more inspiration and gentle nudges toward getting the pool of your dreams, please check out our blog! Whether you’re still in the planning stages of getting a pool, or you’re ready to move forward with the next big step, please visit Sun Valley Pools and Spas in Duncan and Nanaimo. We can help will all of your swimming pool service and swimming pool repair needs and we’re more than happy to answer any questions as we help you explore our impressive showroom!