Many homeowners who consider installing a pool put off making the decision because they feel the process is too complicated, it will be a hassle to deal with the construction, or they just don’t know where to begin. Most are surprised when they realize that it is easier and less disruptive than they thought. Here are some things to consider first:

Pool Design

There are many styles of pools available, but they break down into a few main categories based on shape. A traditional geometric (some form of a rectangle) pool is often chosen, and suits many yard areas. These are great for easy maintenance, and those who like to swim laps for exercise will find this design most amenable.

“Natural” or curved side pools that blend in with the surrounding yard area are becoming more popular. They are attractive and often less expensive than they look. A natural pool can be an attractive feature in the overall design of a back yard area as well as offering recreational fun and exercise.

Additional features, such as a hot tub beside the pool, a slide, a waterfall for natural design pools, or an aqua bar or specially designed steps or pool entries should be considered when deciding what kind of a pool to construct. It is a good idea to surf the web for photos of pool designs to get a general feel for the style desired.

Once the homeowner has a rough idea as to the type of pool that will be constructed, it is time to choose a builder to do the job. It is advisable to obtain three estimates for comparison. Here are some factors to think about when looking for a builder to construct a Swimming Pool Design in Houston:

How long has this company been in the business? A homeowner will want to go with an experienced builder who has a good reputation among both customers and sub-contractors in the area.

Is the builder fully insured? A homeowner will not want to take a chance on an uninsured company doing major construction at their home.

Do they offer a guarantee? Pools should come with an extensive guarantee on construction, and it should always be in writing and signed by both parties.

A pool or spa can add beauty and fun to a home and the process is not a difficult one, when taken step by step.