4 Things to Consider When Building a Pool or Spa
Make the most of our beautiful Hawaiian weather by having a swimming pool installed in your backyard. But, before you embark on this project be sure to consider the following factors:
There are several reasons why people want a pool and spa, the most common of which is for relaxation and recreation. Wouldn’t be nice to know that at the end of a long, tiring day you can take a dip in your spa or swim a few laps to chase the stress away?
Entertaining is another popular reason why people have a swimming pool installed. A pool or spa is a great spot to gather around for a party. In Hawaii, where the temperatures are ideal for outdoor gatherings most of the year, a pool is a necessary fixture in most homes.
Of course, a pool or spa is perfect for therapy and fitness. If you want to exercise regularly for good health or to avoid medical problems in the future, swimming is the workout for you. What’s more, people of all ages can benefit from swimming so everyone in your family will appreciate having a pool in your very own home.
A pool, particularly a small model, can also serve an aesthetic purpose. You can install it in your backyard or any area where you can look at it while you’re having a meal or just relaxing.
Because a pool or bath spa is a major construction project, you need to establish a budget. If you already have enough saved, then you can go ahead and contact a builder for a quote.
However, if you still need to seek out financing, it’s a good idea to get this out of the way first before you proceed with the project. Why? Getting a loan to construct a pool or spa has become more difficult because property values are down.
You wouldn’t want to be the customer who puts down a deposit and schedules an installation, only to find out that financing is no longer one of your options.
Builders come in different forms. Some specialize in workmanship and quality while others offer the most affordable prices.
There are also builders who construct pools or hot tubs using only one type of material or who install ready-to-use above ground pools. Your choice will depend on what’s important to you.
If you’re after the lowest price, understand that you may not be getting the best quality or workmanship possible.
In addition, if saving on costs is your top priority you may be missing out on additional features like a Jacuzzi, pool slide, or pool heater that could benefit you over the years.
Vinyl, gunite, and fiberglass are the most popular materials in pool construction, and your choice will depend on several factors including your preference and budget. For example, fiberglass pools are pre-fabricated and all the builder has to do is install it into the ground. This is a popular option if you want quick installation since pools constructed with either vinyl or gunite typically take longer.