Have you decided that it may be time for that new swimming pool you have been dreaming of for your backyard? As nice as it would be to walk into the backyard and jump right into your new pool to enjoy a swim, it isn’t that easy.
Some backyards are actually not suitable for a pool and may not be the best fit. So, before you get too ahead in your dreams of pool ownership, there are a few things you need to keep in mind before taking the leap. Here is a look to see if your home is swimming pool ready:
Take a Closer Look at the Available Space
If you and your family use your backyard a lot for sports and games or just to hang out, or you have pets that love to run around the yard, then you need to take a closer look at your yard space. Doing so will help to determine how much space a pool will take up and if it will hinder your ability to take part in all the other outdoor activities you enjoy.
When you consider the right size pool for your space, you should also consider a patio and the remaining yard space. This will help you determine how much available space you have to work with and if a swimming pool will be a good investment for your backyard.
Consider Pool Shapes
The shape of the pool also makes a big difference as well. If you have a smaller and more rectangular yard, then you may be able to get an oval pool. However, you still need to consider the amount of additional space you will need to have around the area as well to make sure your home is swimming pool ready.
The Yard Conditions
Next, you need to take a look at the conditions of the yard and if it can handle a big construction project like this. A level yard makes pool construction much easier. You will also need to consider the slope of the yard if there is one, the soil type and how accessible the yard is for the construction equipment that is needed.
The good news is that most yards can accommodate a pool, but it is up to you and your contractor to determine the best size and shape for the space you have available, so you don’t have to sacrifice your entire yard for the pool of your dreams.