What You Need to Know Before Building a Pool

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So, you’ve finally decided to construct a pool. Let us be the first to congratulate you! This new addition to your home will bring plenty of opportunities for entertainment, celebration, and relaxation. Before breaking ground on your aquatic oasis, you’ll first need to determine pool installation essentials. Things to consider when building a pool include budget, style, and zoning limitations.

Below, we’ll review these and other must-have components in detail.


7 Things to Consider Before Building a Pool 

1. Zoning Limitations

Planning the perfect poolside venue requires knowing the city, county, and state regulations for pool liability and maintenance. Don’t rely on a contractor or pool expert for this information. Search online for current ordinances regarding barriers and gates, depth requirements, utility line proximity, and depth requirements.  

2. Budget

Pool construction budgets keep homeowners and contractors on the same page. Without a budget, costs for pool materials, features, and maintenance can skyrocket. Before beginning pool construction, discuss your budget, expectations, and financial assistance with an experienced pool builder. 

3. Pool Type & Maintenance

Fiberglass, concrete, or vinyl—each pool type has pros and cons. Before selecting the type of pool and spa you’d like, research the up-keep costs and equipment components associated with each one.

4. Design Style

Swimming pool installation is based on your pool’s main function. Lap pools and diving pools are constructed differently than play pools. Pool shape, design, and location are based on the purpose it serves. 

Types of pool designs:

  • Recreational pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Plunge pool
  • Saltwater pool
  • Natural pool
  • Swim spa
  • Infinity pool
  • Lap pool


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5. Features

When considering pool installation, don’t forget to account for add-ons like water features, pergolas, and landscaping. When constructing your ideal oasis, awe-inspiring details will make all the difference. Speak with your contractor about automation, heating, and energy-efficient systems that will maximize efficiency. 

Additional features to consider:

  • Outdoor shower
  • Sitting ledge
  • Pool slide
  • Jump-off ledge
  • Pool toy storage
  • Baja shelf
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Pizza oven

6. Timeline

Inground swimming pool installation can take up to 12 months to complete. The material availability, size, and complexity of your aquatic space will impact your timeline. Once you find a reputable pool builder, your contractor will be able to provide a more specific timeline.  

7. Pool Builders

Don’t be afraid to shop around. It’s best to get two or three bids from quality contractors. Experienced pool builders will provide a breakdown of services, terms, and unique processes. They’ll walk you through each step and answer any questions you may have. 

Create a Custom Space With Emerald Pools and Spas

With Emerald Pools and Spas, your dreams become reality. No detail is too small, no idea is too big. We’re luxury pool builders who enjoy pushing the boundaries of innovation, entertainment, and design. Since 2000, we’ve constructed top-tier backyard escapes for Arizona homeowners. Let us help you build a luxury pool that’s perfect for your lifestyle.

It’s time for you to experience high-end pools and spas anytime you want. Contact our team of professionals directly at (602) 795-4466 or submit a request online today.

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