Now that summer is coming to an end in most areas of the country, those considering a swimming pool project may think it’s too late. However, the timing couldn’t be better. Fall is a perfect time to build a pool. Meet with the designers at Hawaiian Pool Builders to build a pool that will be the centerpiece of your backyard and next summer’s entertainment.
There are several essentials to consider with your pool construction project:
No need to rush. When it’s 90 degrees outside, homeowners who invest in a backyard pool are more anxious for it to be done. With the weather a little more temperate, there is less anxiety on the part of the homeowner.
Great pool design and preparation: Consult with a swimming pool contractor to determine the best use of the space you have available and the best swimming pool design for your needs. This is the first, and most important step. Following that you will need to decide what kind of pool building materials you will want to use – concrete, fiberglass or vinyl liner.
Outdoor living/entertainment area: When you’re not spending time in the water, you will want a place to kick back and relax. The deck area is the spot where you’ll be entertaining and watching the children while they frolic. There are many options from which to choose that range from the simple to the elaborate. Work with your swimming pool contractor and ask what you can have constructed within your specified budget. Consider adding an outdoor kitchen, gazebo, pool house, patio roof or even a timber or paving stone deck and walkway.
Landscaping/garden design: Practical garden designs around a swimming pool not only enhance the aesthetic but can be an environmentally friendly space and can also help cut down on water evaporation (plants can block the wind). Make certain you choose plants such as golden cane, kentia palms, Xanadu or agapanthus; these plants soften the edges of the swimming pool deck and also won’t give rise to problems with falling leaves and expanding root systems.
Replanting: With any construction project around the home, there will be some disturbance to your landscaping and possible lawn damage. Replanting is generally advised in the fall in order to give the new plants and grass time to take root before cold weather sets in. However, this summer is perfect in that plants and grass don’t have to suffer the intense heat that can keep them from growing properly. And, you just might save money on new plants at the local nurseries at this time of year.
Water features: Consider a rock waterfall as a way to enhance the ambiance of the pool area. You can have a rock waterfall that filters into a water garden area in your swimming pool. Rock waterfalls can also conceal a grotto with sun shelves in the swimming pool.
Security and safety: These accessories are required by law and many swimming pool owners put in more than one security device to provide their family with layers of safety. Pool fencing cannot only be functional but beautiful as well and alarms can add peace of mind. Your pool builder can advise you on the best options for your project.
Securing the permits: Permits can take anywhere from 1 day to 4 weeks. By starting now, you have time to make unhurried decisions on the design, colors and materials you want in your backyard swimming pool.
Don’t let cooler temperatures dissuade you from starting your pool construction now! This is the perfect and most convenient time to be without the full use of your backyard while your swimming pool is being constructed.
Consult your pool builder now to secure a fall construction project.