- over the years we have come across dozens and dozens of self-designed swimming pools and guess what?
With very few exceptions they all had problems - ranging from middling-size, can-be-fixed-but-costly problems; such as pools that had been built with incorrect materials, undersized plumbing, incorrect-grade plumbing, poor or downright dangerous electrics, poorly designed circulation systems, nightmare pump-rooms, pools where there is nowhere to stand up because the water is too deep - yet not deep enough to dive in safely; you name it
Quite a few pools had incurable problems like a broken-back, or were subsiding at one corner, or had insufficient steel-work in the concrete, or pools that were built in absolutely the wrong place for the property, or in-ground pools built in conservation areas - the list beggars belief
When you decide that you would like a pool then you had better reconcile yourself to the fact that it is going to cost you some money
If it is not designed correctly - and constructed to those designs - it's going to cost you a lot more money than you're probably prepared for, and will continue to drain your bank account for the entire life of the pool. This applies equally to in-ground or above-ground pools
Most folks, when dreaming of owning a pool, see themselves hurtling up and down the pool like Mark Spitz on a mission, thrashing the water to a foam as they get super-fit from all that healthy exercise - so they hanker after a pool where they can do just that
The reality is that most pool owners sit on the steps of the pool with a drink, or float around on an inflatable mattress; and you can do that in a much smaller pool and at a fraction of the cost
See 'Small is Beautiful' - it might save you fifty grand over the life of your pool!
Pools are complicated structures that need to be constructed correctly. Whatever size of pool you end up with it's worthwhile getting it right from the start and that means getting some professional design help
For professional plans you really have 2 options: -
- Buy plans online
- Employ a pool designer
When you have the plans you can then ask local contractors for prices or, if you feel you have the relevant skills and want to save some money, build the pool yourself
We supply all plant and equipment featured on this website and can work with you to design (and build) your dream pool - for a lot less than you might think!
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Ken Walker - MyPoolGuru©