Factors to Consider When Building an Inground Pool
What to Know About Custom Pools in Phoenix
After hearing your neighbors splashing and laughing in their pool, scheduling your own pool installation can be very tempting. We know that custom inground pools can add to the property value of almost any home, but there are factors you must consider before deciding. Here at Tribal Waters Custom Pools & Spas, we want all our customers to be well-informed before making a large investment. We are professional swimming pool contractors that specialize in both commercial and residential inground pool design and construction. Among other things, that means we know what it really means to install, maintain, and get the most use out of an inground pool. We can consult with you about your pool ideas and give you our expert advice and insight on what type of pool would best suit your yard and your preferences. Our goal is to keep you informed and in the loop at every stage of the process—even before you reach out to us. That’s why we have prepared the following guide on important factors to consider before you decide to install a custom inground pool. If you would rather speak directly to a swimming pool design expert, you can always contact us!
What to Consider Before Installing an Inground Pool
It’s important to note that an inground pool is a much larger commitment than an above ground pool. With an above ground pool, you can essentially disassemble it and restore your backyard to its former state any time. With an inground pool, excavation needs to take place as well as some land/hardscaping. Here are some of the most important things to consider before installing an inground pool:
- Cost – While the cost to install an inground pool can be a great investment in the value of your home in the long-run, you have to make sure you can afford it in the here and now.
- Planned Frequency of Use – In Phoenix, it’s hot enough that a lot of people use their pools all year. However, some people don’t get a lot of use out of their pool so you really have to think about whether the frequency of use will justify the installation.
- Zoning Laws – Before making a decision, make sure that your home is zoned for pool installation.
- Pool Type – There are different kinds of pools. Concrete tends to last the longest but also takes the longest to install. Fiberglass pools are quicker to install; but the liner isn’t as durable as concrete.
- Decks and Landscaping – An inground pool isn’t just about the pool itself. Remember that your new pool will be a permanent fixture of your backyard’s landscape so you should also consider the kind of trees, plants, grasses, decking, and lighting you want to surround it with.
- Circulation – Again, there are more components to a complete pool system than the pool itself. You should always insist on a high-quality circulation system to help minimize maintenance time/cost in the future.
- Heating – If you want to be able to use your pool all year and at any time of the day, a heater may not be a bad idea. But you should carefully consider what type of heater will be most economical for your utility costs. There are solar, electric, gas, and combination heaters to consider.
Our Phoenix Pool Contractors Are Here for You
Are you thinking about installing an inground pool in your backyard? If so, the pool contractors here at Tribal Waters Custom Pools & Spas can talk you through the entire process from design and planning to installation and maintenance. We even use state-of-the-art imaging technology to show you exactly what your new pool will look like and how it will fit in your backyard. Let us help you design the pool of your dreams today!