What You Should Know…
Southern California is known for many things – beaches, lavish amusement parks, movie studios, and sun, sun, sun! When the temperatures start rising, and they will before you know it, everyone will be looking for a place to cool off. What better place to feel refreshed than in the privacy of your own backyard? Now that you’ve made the decision to install a pool, what is the next step? There are many things to consider, so before you start fantasizing about your new backyard oasis, getting your details in order will make that vision a reality:
- Brainstorm: Create a photobook of ideas. There are many designs to choose from to determine the types and styles you prefer, so get a head start on it now.
- Budget: Establish your budget so that you have a concrete idea on how much you’re willing to spend. Communicate your financial boundaries with your builder so that you are both on the same page.
- Location, Location, Location: There are factors to consider regarding how and where your pool will be built. Keep natural surroundings, optimum views, soil quality, and privacy issues in mind. After selecting a location, run it by your contractor and have an open mind about it, in case they suggest something different.
- Find a Reputable Company: A good pool construction company should be licensed, bonded and have applicable credentials. They should have plenty of experience and a reputation of providing quality service and honest, open communication.
- Get the Codes: Many new pool constructions will require permits, but an efficient and knowledgeable builder should help you acquire the proper ones. They should also be able to explain what each permit stands for.
- Safety First: Make sure to review safety protocols you should know online to protect you and your family. Also, create a list of rules for kids and guests to follow (no running around the pool, for example). You can never be too careful, so always ensure someone is supervising when others are in the pool. Happy Swimming! W