4 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF WHEN CONSIDERING A POOL

You're starting to resemble Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation, standing at the kitchen window, visualizing a perfect transformation of your backyard into a pool-centered oasis. But getting started can seem overwhelming. Why does it seem like there are so many more options than existed in Clark Griswold's day? How do you know if your family is ready for a pool? Where do you start?

By thinking through the questions below, you will get clarity on whether you’re ready to “dive in” to buying a pool!

WHAT AMOUNT OF SPACE SHOULD I DEDICATE TO A POOL?

Depending on the dimensions and landscape of your yard, certain pool designs may make your yard look spacious, while others may make it feel overcrowded. To be sure, there's an ideal pool size for virtually every yard; a swim spa can be as little as 10 feet long, while an Olympic pool will be 25 meters. Being equipped with your yard dimensions and landscape priorities can help your pool consultant direct you to the best pool design options. A Presidential Pools consultant will be more than happy to come out and measure everything for you. 

WHAT WILL BE THE PRIMARY FUNCTION OF MY POOL?

A pool structured for exercise will be quite different than one intended for relaxing. Will it primarily be used by children, meaning an emphasis on safety and play features? Thinking through the primary use of your pool can make it easier to choose design options, prioritize feature options, and ultimately stay within budget. 

WHAT BUDGET RANGE CAN I DEDICATE TO A POOL?

Pools are an investment. Like houses and cars, your design and feature choices will have a strong influence on the total cost. Financing is available, but knowing your total budget will help your pool consultant prioritize designs and options, and ultimately make you feel confident in your decision to invest. 

HOW WILL I MAINTAIN A POOL?

Through technology, such as the in-floor cleaning systems, pools have come a long way in taking care of themselves, but they still need regular human intervention to maintain good health. Depending on your personal priorities and budget, you may consider hiring a pool maintenance service or look to do-it-yourself. Knowing your maintenance plan and priorities can help determine your overall ongoing ownership costs and technologies that may make your maintenance tasks easier. 

If you're still visualizing a pool in your backyard after reading through these questions, it's time for us to chat. Our consultants live and breathe pool building, and can guide you towards the perfect pool for your backyard. 


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Presidential Pools, Spas & Patio is Arizona's largest pool builder, providing custom pool design, custom spa design, pool construction, and backyard hardscaping services to the Phoenix metro area, including the Scottsdale, Surprise, Goodyear and Gilbert areas, and the Tucson metro area. Our design consultants can also assist you in selecting hot tubsswim spas, and patio furniture to complete your backyard.