Installing an in-ground pool makes your backyard a fun place for family and friends when the temperatures heat up. While you may be familiar with basic maintenance tasks like monitoring the water quality and cleaning the filters, you might not know how to begin planning for a new pool. Before hiring contractors to excavate the yard and start building, think about the following factors to make sure you’re prepared for this installation project.
Size & Condition of Your Yard
The size of an in-ground pool is limited by the amount of available outdoor space. Does your yard have enough room to accommodate a pool, decking, and patio furniture? Leaving enough room to walk around isn’t just an aesthetic concern—it’s also a matter of safety.
Although an in-ground pool can be installed in nearly any yard, needing to grade sloped or hilly terrain will make excavation more time-consuming. These additional construction steps should be factored into your budget and timeline before breaking ground.
In-ground pools can be designed and built to fit into any budget. Ask your contractor about the options and accessories that will maximize the fun without breaking the bank. Even though installation is a one-time expense, there are ongoing costs to keep in mind including pool chemicals, cleaning services, and safety equipment.
If you're planning an outdoor event at home and need the installation finished by a certain date, start early to ensure the contractor has plenty of time. In-ground pools can take up to 12 weeks to install, depending on the weather and the complexity of the project. You will also need time to fill the pool and make sure the water is safe before inviting people over to swim.
Following these tips makes it easier to find the right in-ground pool for your property, schedule, and budget. When you need a reliable installation contractor, count on Pettis Pools & Patio to get the job done right. They’ve been serving the greater Rochester, NY, region since 1962, making them the area’s most experienced team. To schedule an installation, call (585) 392-7711 to reach the Greece location or (585) 383-0700 to reach the East Rochester location. Visit their website to see photos of recently completed projects, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about their products and upcoming promotions.