Now that we’re finally on the cusp of summer in typically hot Texas, it may be time to consider adding an outdoor pool at your home. Firsthand experience shows it’s totally possible to swim in Texas from at least mid-April to very early October (and without a wet suit).
First, do some investigating into what types of pool-related questions should be asked, and of whom. It’s not hard to determine a good set of questions to ask when considering building a home swimming pool.
It is often helpful, even advisable, to obtain three quotes on anything large or pricey—and that would definitely include building a new pool. Investigate reputable contractors before you dive in. Determine what costs are necessary and reasonable, understand and be comfortable with work styles, and discover answers to questions you’d want to know before signing on the dotted line.
Choose a contractor who’s known for building excellent pools and possesses the mix of knowledge, expertise, and experience that fits your comfort zone and budget. Your job is to ask the right questions and be confident with the answers.
Consider excavation hurdles.
First, ask yourself these five questions before beginning your pool excavation project:
- What if we hit rock or water when we dig?
- What should we do with the dirt that we will dig out for the pool?
- Where will the access lane to remove the dirt be? And what will happen to that grass and breezeway construction area?
- To dig or not to dig it myself? Will that ultimately save your time and money? (“Know before you go.”)
- Has Texas811 been called prior to any excavation?
To help you find answers to the first questions, get more insight into what you need to know about swimming pool excavation before you jump in.