As with any home improvement project, we understand that there are many questions that need to be answered before you hire contractors to work on your next project. Inground pools are no different, and there are a few things to consider when building and maintaining a pool. Therefore, we created this article to not only answer a few of those questions but also help in the decision-making process.
Here’s a list of five frequently asked questions that you might have about inground pool construction.
1. Should I install a pool heater?
This is completely dependent on where you live. While all regions of the United States can have some freezing temperatures during the winter months, the further north you go, the more likely you are to have freezing temperatures. A pool heater will help heat the water, allowing you to swim in your pool throughout the year. The warmer the water, the more comfortable you will be, allowing you to swim for longer periods of time.
2. How much maintenance will my pool require?
Maintenance will vary based on the materials and size of the pool. According to Forbes, typical pool maintenance tasks include skimming the water and adding chemicals weekly with an annual cost of $1,450. Therefore, it is best that you speak with an expert to learn more about how much maintenance will be required for the type of pool that is right for your home.
3. How should I choose a pool builder?
There are a number of factors that will affect your choice of contractor, including:
- Reputation: Always be sure to check the ratings and reviews for a company building your pool.
- Project experience: Verify how long a contractor has been in business.
- References: Always ask to speak to former customers.
- Guarantee: Always ask the contractor to detail what their warranty covers.
4. How can I prevent algae growth?
Algae growth is usually caused by an excess of nutrients in the water. Therefore, you should keep your pool filtration system checked and cleaned on a regular basis. It is also important to have your pool water tested regularly to ensure that the correct amount of chemicals are added to your pool.
5. What is the lifespan of an inground pool?
A well maintained concrete pool can last 50 years or more with proper care. Additionally, the quality of materials that go into the construction of the pool will also have an impact on its lifespan. For example, if a pool is made out of low-quality materials, such as low-quality vinyl liners, the lifespan of the pool will be much shorter than a concrete inground pool.
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If you are considering an inground pool, then contact Texas Outdoor Oasis today to learn more about how we can assist you! We will provide you with a free consultation and estimate on your next pool project so that you can make an educated decision.