As a homeowner, you probably realize how worthwhile and yet how disruptive an addition or remodeling project can be while you’re still living in your home. Well, when you do an exterior renovation, you get the benefits without the major mayhem that usually comes with it — talk about a win-win! Of course, you also typically increase the value of your property by doing so. And before the project is complete, all you have to do is close the windows and doors (and maybe blast some of your favorite tunes!) to block out the work that’s in progress. One of the most significant and healthy additions for your outdoor space is your very own backyard swimming pool.
Planning for Your New Pool, Step 1: Contact a Contractor
The first step in planning your swimming pool project is to contact a professional swimming pool contractor who can help you pinpoint any unique challenges of your individual space. You can communicate your basic vision for your pool — its location, size, and shape — and get the contractor’s take on whether it seems feasible. (It’s a good idea to do this, first, before you start deciding on the exact details for your dream pool.)
Planning for Your New Pool, Step 2: Determine a Target Date
Just like you want to consult a contractor to see if your ideas are feasible before you get a lot of details set in your mind, you want to determine whether the timeframe you’re anticipating is realistic. Depending on the type of pool, your contractor’s current commitments, your local climate, and other factors, it may or may not be realistic to expect your pool to be installed and the surrounding space ready to accommodate guests before the big summer bash you’re planning. Maybe you’ll want to delay your party to accommodate your pool plans, or perhaps it’s a safer bet to put off pool construction until after the party; either way, you don’t want to end up having these activities collide.
Planning for Your New Pool, Step 3: Look into Financing Options
While it’s probably not the most anticipated part of the equation, you do want to keep financing in mind. A reputable provider will work with you to ensure that your monthly payment will be within your comfort zone as well as that the new addition you’re envisioning is realistic. It’s much better to make sure you’re thinking realistically on the financial end before you start dreaming too big.
By communicating thoroughly with a contractor and financier, you can make sure that your pool plans will work with your big picture, including your space, your calendar, and your finances. When you determine these things at the outset, you’ll be risking less as far as surprises and disappointments later on that could put a damper on your wonderful new attraction when it’s complete!
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