How to Plan and Prepare for a New Swimming Pool

A swimming pool is a great way to make a splash this summer, but, before you get your feet wet, you must take the necessary steps to plan and prep for your new addition. With these tips, you’ll be ready to dive in as soon as the process begins.

Before you begin grand plans of fountains and waterslides, it’s important to go over your budget. In-ground pools are much more expensive that aboveground pools. You’ll not only be paying for the shell and design, but you’ll also be paying for the decking and any landscaping that you want. Determine what your budget is before you begin designing your pool. That way, you’ll be sure to stay on track.

Once you’ve determined your budget, it’s time to scrutinize the space. Take a look at your backyard and determine which area is best for the pool to be installed. Depending on the area, you may be able to install a standard pool. For abnormally sized or shaped pools, a custom design may be the best idea. The size of your backyard isn’t the only thing to consider when determining the shape of your pool, though. Your city will have ordinances and zoning restrictions that will influence the type of pool you can build. Consult with your local government before breaking ground to ensure that you have the right design and permits needed.

Perhaps equally as important as the design and budget is the contractor that you’ll choose to handle the project. While there are many custom pool builders available, find one who understands your vision. They should be trustworthy, honest, straightforward, and have experience in building the type of pool that you want.

Whether you’re looking for a custom pool or a vinyl-lined pool, Hilltop Pools and Spas, Inc. has the experience you need. Since 1976, we’ve provided top-of-the-line pool design and installations to the Atlanta area. We’ve dedicated ourselves to serving gyms, residences, recreation centers, parks, and apartment complexes. We’re more than just a design firm; we’re well aware of the cost of pools. Because of this, we’re determined to give our clients the pool they want at a price that they love. No matter your design, allow our service-oriented team to help make your dream a reality.

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We have had the privilege of being awarded more than 60 Design Awards in every award category, including custom residential concrete pools, commercial concrete pools, in-ground vinyl liner pools, and major renovations. Hilltop was named one of the “Top 50 Pool Builders in the USA” by Pool and Spa News in 2013-2017. Pool builders across the United States were evaluated in several areas, including the total number of pools built, customer service, certifications, industry involvement, employee retention, as well as advertising and social media presence. Our company was also nationally recognized for customer service and social media. We were the only Georgia company on the list in 2016 and 2017!

We would consider it a privilege to design and construct your project and have you as a member of our “Hilltop Family.”