Looking at getting an inground swimming pool? Here are a few things to consider before making the inground swimming pool change

There’s nothing better than having a little slice of paradise in your own backyard. An inground pool can provide exactly that: a place to take a dip and step away from it all.

No matter what you use your pool for, it’s an undeniable improvement to your quality of life. But it’s important to not leap into this big change to your home without taking the time to consider a few important factors.

Read on, and we’ll walk you through a few things you should think about before installing an inground swimming pool.

1. Have a Budget in Place

Inground swimming pools come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. As such it’s important to have a set idea of your budget first.

This way you can discuss and look at options you know you can afford, as opposed to being swept away by design you only later realize it's completely out of your means.

When crafting your budget, remember to include costs that exist outside of the initial construction of the pool. You’ll also need to maintain proper pool maintenance as the months go by, and such costs can add up over time.

2. Decide What Design Elements Are Important

As we just mentioned, there’s an endless amount of shapes and forms your new pool could take. The options are so endless, in fact, that it’s a good idea to whittle down what’s important to you ahead of time.

What material do you want your pool to be made of? Common materials include concrete, vinyl, and fiberglass. The shape of your pool can be square, rectangle, round, or kidney-shaped. Most pool manufacturers will do custom designs, but the costs associated are much higher.

You should also consider ahead of time what additional features and details you envision around the pool. Waterfalls, diving boards, and elements directly related to the pool design are important to consider.

But so is considering where you might grill, tan, or entertain guests. These factors may contribute to your feelings on what the ideal pool for you might look like.

3. Zoning Laws in Your Area

Just like any kind of other home renovation project, the construction of your inground pool will need to be in compliance with local zoning regulations.

Prior to construction beginning, you’ll need to apply for a building permit and get approval from the local government.

The construction of your pool must not interfere with existing sewage lines, wetlands, wells, or other properties. If you’re clear of these and other similar factors, you should get the go-ahead to begin construction.

Inground Swimming Pool Considerations

Adding an inground swimming pool to your home can be one of the most rewarding investments you can make. But before you pull the trigger, it's important to take time to think through the above considerations.

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