When you’re making the decision to add a pool to your backyard, questions begin to arise. How long will construction take? What does pool ownership look like? How will I keep my pool clean? It’s normal to ask questions when you’re about to make a big investment, so we’ve got answers to some of the most commonly asked questions you need to answer prior to making the decision on pool ownership. 

1. Is a Pool Right for Me?

Knowing why you need a pool is an important part of the entire pool design process. Are you looking for a pool that will accommodate family and friends during pool parties and get-togethers, or are you looking for a pool that can aid you in exercising and getting in shape? Your needs will help you determine the design of your pool so you can best maximize its purpose. 

2. Will a Pool Work in My Backyard?

Pools can be built in all shapes and sizes, so you shouldn’t worry about if a pool will work in your backyard. Your pool designer will work with you to determine what fits best in your space and ensure your pool will leave a lasting impression. No matter the size of your backyard, your property layout will be the most effective tool in determining how a pool will work on your property. Electrical and water lines, as well as plumbing considerations, will help determine the best placement of your pool on your property. 

3. How Long Will it Take to Build My Pool?

Pinning down an exact timeline for pool construction is difficult because there are many moving parts, especially in today’s times. From material availability to weather conditions, inspection scheduling and builder timelines, a lot goes into the planning and execution of a backyard pool. When you meet with your pool builder during your consultation, you’ll discuss your projected timeline and what to expect.

4. What Will My Pool Look Like?

The reality is your pool design options are truly endless and fully dependent on your home’s aesthetic and your backyard needs. It’s important to start getting ideas for your dream pool. Browse pool building galleries or use online pool design tools to start your planning process. Think about what additional features you want to incorporate into your pool design, like water features, fire features, beach entries, sun shelves, raised spas and so much more. Once you schedule your pool design consultation, you’ll work with your pool designer to determine what you absolutely must have and go from there. 

5. Is Pool Ownership Difficult?

Pool ownership does take time and energy, but with the help of modern technology, pool ownership isn’t as time-consuming or labor-intensive as before. Pools outfitted with automated pool systems and energy-efficient equipment play a role in how easy or difficult your pool is to maintain. All pools require regular maintenance and care, but with automated systems, you can easily keep your pool well-maintained through efficient equipment use. You can also consider hiring a professional pool service company to provide your weekly and regular pool maintenance. 

6. Will a Pool Add Value to My Home?

With a booming housing market coupled with more people choosing to stay close to home rather than travel, homes with pools is hot right now. According to experts, a pool increases your home value by roughly 5 to 8 percent. While you shouldn’t base your pool purchase solely on the potential resale value of your home, it’s good to know that it will yield positive results should you decide to sell at some point. 

7. How Much Does a Pool Cost?

The cost of your pool is dependent on a number of variables, including size, shape, type, features, your geographical location, and many more. Give your local pool builder a call to schedule a design consultation to learn more about your backyard investment. Word of caution though…don’t be driven by price alone. The growing popularity of pools these past few years has brought with it inexperienced pool builders who make big promises. A less expensive pool doesn’t always mean you’re getting a good deal. When it comes to reputable pool builders, you do get what you pay for. 

Give local reputable pool builders a call to learn more about their company, their building practices and their reputation. And don’t always be driven by price alone. When it comes to pool companies, you get what you pay for. A less expensive pool doesn’t always mean you’re getting a good deal. Many non-reputable pool builders sell themselves as affordable but can leave you with serious problems down the road, which leads us to our last question. 

8. How do I choose the right pool builder?

Do your research and spend time finding the right pool builder. Ask for references, look up their Better Business Bureau rating, read their online customer reviews and get to know their reputation in the area. You want to ensure you’re choosing a pool builder that adheres to the highest standards of pool building. Building a pool is a big investment and it’s worth doing the legwork beforehand to ensure you’re getting what you pay for. 

Your Dallas Pool Building Experts
When it comes to building a pool, there are a lot of things to consider but don’t get overwhelmed. Give the pool building experts at The Blue Lagoons a call today to schedule your design consultation to talk with our expert pool builders to learn more about the pool building process and answer any additional questions you may have before starting pool construction.

About the Company 

The Blue Lagoons in Dallas takes a personalized approach to designing and building your pool. During the design and construction process you have the peace of mind that you can call one of the owners directly to answer any questions that come up. Our pools are designed with a lifetime structural warranty and a focus on reducing maintenance costs for our customers.

For over 14 years, Dallas pool builder The Blue Lagoons has served the areas of Southlake, Flower Mound, Grapevine, and other cities in the DFW Metroplex. They have a unique process that ensures smooth and easy new pool construction that will result in the backyard of your dreams. 

When you work with The Blue Lagoons you work directly with the owners. This ensures every detail of your project is done meticulously and only to the highest standards. The Blue Lagoons also offers pool repairs and renovations and weekly pool service. Contact The Blue Lagoons in Dallas today for a FREE quote on your new Dallas area swimming pool.