What can be more relaxing than escaping the summer heat by cooling off in your private swimming pool? If you are ready to put your dream into reality, here is a list of four things you should know about inground swimming pools:
- Types. There are three different types of inground swimming pools: fiberglass, concrete, and vinyl-lined. Consider longevity, install restrictions, and insurance policies when deciding which type to purchase.
- Maintenance. Properly maintaining inground swimming pools is key. You will need to purchase appropriate pool chemicals to maintain the proper pH balance while keeping the water clean. Proper cleaning and wall scrubbing are needed to remove any algae buildup. Luckily, if caring for a pool seems too much, you can hire a professional pool service.
- Size and Shape. Inground swimming pools come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Consider the number of guests you will have, as well as the type of swimming you want. Are you looking for a long, narrow pool that is primarily for swimming laps, or do you prefer a more freeform pool for recreation and relaxation? You will also want to pick a pool that is the right size for your yard. It is recommended that a pool take up no more than 25-33 percent of your backyard space. This will allow adequate room for a patio, deck, or even a lawn area.
- Landscaping. A pool is a wonderful addition to your backyard. Landscaping costs can easily be overlooked in the planning of the actual pool installation. Careful planning of the landscaping around your pool can enhance your yard’s aesthetic and increase your pool enjoyment. Consider installing a large deck or patio to surround your pool. Also consider the type of lighting and overall mood you would like to portray. Complete your backyard transformation with beautiful plants or maybe even a water feature.
If you are ready to make your dream into reality, give us a call at Lake Norman Signature Pools & Patios.