Pools must be taken care of. It’s isn’t a once and done experience, especially if you want to cash in on the value and fun for years and years to come. Call paradise and we can tell you more about the life of a pool owner. Owning a pool can lead to some of the greatest summers of your life, make sure you know these Tips On Buying An Above Ground Pool before you make that lasting purchase.
1. What Are The Pool Regulations In Your Area
Check local zoning laws, homeowner’s associations, and any other groups with regulatory oversight of pools in your area. Some neighborhoods have pools, but the HOA doesn’t allow people to place one on their property. Make sure you do your homework. Lastly, have the city come out and mark where the power lines in your yard are, so the installation crew doesn’t hit them if they do any digging.
2. Location, Location, Location
City regulations are a go and HOA says yes, put in an above ground pool! Woohoo! Now, where are we going to put this thing. Consider yard layout. Remember slopes will need leveled.
Is there enough sunlight hitting the spot where the pool will be? What large trees are in the yard and over hanging? Consider cutting them back if they give too much shade, because with that shade comes lots of leaves and debris and potential pool damage.
If planning a whole yard overhaul with a deck that runs from the house to pool, check zoning restrictions or laws. Be aware of laws that dictate how close a pool can be to the house.
3. Pool Size Matters
Pools come in various shapes and diameters — there are oval pools and round pools — and they vary in depth as well. Consider what would work best for your yard and your budget.
The bigger the pool the more cost associated with it. Typically, oval pools are more expensive. On top of pool, installation, and handcrafted decks, you have the amount of water that fills that pool. The larger…the more water. So think before you go and buy the biggest pool in the store. With an increase in water, comes an increase in required chemicals to keep it safe for swimming.
Truly the shape of the pool is dictated by he shape of your yard. If the backyard is long and skinny, an oval pool might be your only option. If the yard is more squat, you may be limited to a round pool.
4. Consider It An Investment
Unless, the pool is within warranty, has a lot of bells and whistles, you don’t typically think in terms of additional resell value added to the home. When considering this investment think in terms of time spent with family.
What is better than hanging out in the backyard, floating around on a raft, while watching your kids grow up. That’s an investment well worth the money. Not to mention, you get to keep tabs on the friends, throw the parties, have the groups over, and really get to be the fun you’ve always wanted to be to family, neighbors, and friends. There are more Tips On Buying An Above Ground Pool, call us and we can help you understand above ground and semi above ground pools.