Common Mistakes When Building a Pool

Written by Posted On Monday, 01 April 2019 11:15

Building a pool comes with its fair share of ups and downs. There are plenty of horror stories about pool building that can scare anyone from taking on such a project. It’s not uncommon to make a minor error here and there, but the trick is to do plenty of research and watch out for any red flags. Fortunately, knowing some of the common mistakes when building a pool can help you to avoid them in the first place.

Common Mistakes When Building a Pool - Building the Perfect Pool

Not Looking Hard Enough for a Competent Builder

Most problems that occur when building a pool can be avoided by hiring a qualified and experienced builder. Be sure to do your due diligence by shortlisting potential candidates, checking references, comparing offers and making your choice based on the builder’s ability to deliver to your expectations. Finding the right builder will be worth the time and effort.

Bargain Hunting

As the saying goes, cheap is expensive. It’s important to make a budget and try to stick with it, but if the deal is too good to be true, then you should think again. Hiring the cheapest builder you can get will only set you up for a disaster and difficult maintenance in the future. Instead of looking for the best bargain, work on getting the best value for your investment.

Not Reading the Fine Print

There’s no fun in reading contracts, but when you’re investing in a pool, failing to read the fine print could cost you more in the long run. Be sure you understand the payment terms and seek clarifications when necessary. You also want to read and understand the warranties that come with products you’re planning to buy for your pool.

Getting a Diving Board

Everyone loves a diving board, but it’s not ideal for every situation. Diving boards force you to have a deep end, which not only costs more but is also less safe. In fact, you’ll probably use the deep end much less than the shallow end. Moreover, a diving board may increase your homeowner’s insurance premiums.

Skimping on The Size of The Pool Deck

Many people focus on the pool and forget about the deck, which is where you’ll be spending quality time with friends and family as you enjoy the sun. It’s also likely that people will spend more time on the deck than in the pool so a small deck can be a major inconvenience. You may even end up renovating your home after realizing that the deck is too small.

Underestimating the Project’s Size

Building a pool is always an exciting experience. With all the options available today, merely putting the project on paper is a significant milestone. Then there’s the construction phase which rarely misses surprises and other delays. Bearing in mind that building a pool is no walk in the park can help you handle the ups and downs much better.

In Conclusion

If you’re thinking about building your beautiful new pool, make sure you plan every step of the process. Work with your budget, do your due diligence, enjoy the adventure and watch out for the common mistakes when building a pool.

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