Tips on Building a New Pool

Homeowners building swimming pools in Atlanta sometimes let the stress of the building process overshadow the excitement of looking forward to that first swim. Don’t let the details steal your fun! Instead, take a minute and read what professional pool builders say about building a new swimming pool. You’ll soon see that getting started on your pool project is easier than you think!

Know Your Why

Building a swimming pool is undoubtedly one way to create the cool-factor for your home. Beyond that, think about the other reasons you’re installing a new pool. Is your primary goal to create a fun hangout for your kids and their friends? Perhaps you’ve recently taken up a healthier lifestyle and want a pool so that you can get your laps in more conveniently. Whether you’re hoping for a relaxing backyard oasis or a recreation area, knowing how you will use the pool influences all the other decisions you’ll make. With a clear purpose in mind, you’ll find it’s easier to sort out the rest of the pool building details.

Budget Is Not a Bad Word

Talking about money may not make you feel giddy in a good way, but never-the-less, it’s a conversation you must have before beginning a swimming pool project. The subject of finances can create some angst, especially if you’re working with your spouse or partner on the pool budget. Create the budget before you break ground. Include the following:

·         Upfront Costs

·         Ongoing Maintenance

·         Extra Amenities

After you determine how much you’ll spend in upfront and ongoing costs, decide how much you’re able to invest. Most people don’t have the cash to cover the entire project, but there are several options for financing a pool. Many banks and credit unions offer loans. If you have equity in your home, you could take advantage of a home equity loan. Also, most pool builders can put you in contact with approved lenders.

What Your Site Says about Building a Pool

Before you set your heart on a specific pool design, assess the site where you plan to build. Is the site level, or do you have a steep slope? Soil also matters! Certain ground conditions like sandy or rocky soil pose challenges to building a swimming pool. The location and size of your property do determine your pool design. Your city may have strict building codes when it comes to pool installation. You’ll need to understand property boundaries and other requirements before you choose a position for your new pool. When in doubt about your site and how it impacts pool design, ask a builder who specializes in custom pools to come out and take a look. Their expert opinion can save you time, money, and headaches.

Designing the Pool of Your Dreams

In the past, most backyard pools looked the same. You got either a rectangle or a round shape with a concrete deck and a blue lining. Today, pool builders have more of a variety of materials and building techniques, which means you can get a swimming pool designed for your unique taste and needs. Whether you’re considering one of the popular concrete pools, or you prefer one with a vinyl lining, your pool builder will help you design a pool you’ll enjoy for as long as you live in your home. For the best in backyard swimming pool retreats, contact Hilltop Pools, the premier builders of gunite pools in Atlanta!

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.”