What you should know before building a swimming pool at home
There are many requirements to take into account before building a swimming pool in our home; the type of pool and its location inside our home, the cost and time of the work, its subsequent maintenance, etc.
If there is one thing we know for sure, it is that gardens with swimming pools bring endless benefits to our homes. Having an outdoor swimming pool in which to relax and play with friends or family is something unique and original.
Undoubtedly, a construction that allows us to give a leap of innovation and sophistication to our home. Nor can we forget the added value it offers to the property in case we want to sell it.
However, the construction of a swimming pool involves a series of questions before choosing swimming pool materials and requesting a quote. Let’s take a look at what we are referring to below
Prerequisites for the construction of a private swimming pool
1. What type of pool do you want?
The first thing to consider when building a swimming pool at home is to choose the type or model you want. Nowadays, there are different types of pools: from the classic prefabricated pools to the sturdy stainless steel pools.
However, made-to-measure pools are the most common and well-known, among which you can find liner or gresite models.
2. Hire a design or interior design studio
As you can see, there are many types of swimming pools, so it will be essential to hire a design and interior design studio so that they can guide you in making the right choice for your pool. This team will also help you to apply for the necessary building permits to carry out this new outdoor project in your home.
This is usually a simple procedure to carry out, you simply have to present a technical project of the swimming pool to be built at the town hall of your municipality, and if everything is correct, they will attach a municipal works licence. However, to avoid the paperwork, we recommend that you leave it in the hands of the technical construction team you have contracted, so make sure you choose a team of professionals you trust!
3. Specify the measures and their location
Something key and fundamental. Obviously, the size of your swimming pool at home will depend on the available space you have. At this point, it will also be essential to specify the exact place where we are going to locate it. It is advisable to place the pool in a large garden, with sunny and shady areas.
It is also time to think about the relaxation area or chill out area that will accompany our swimming pool. On many occasions, we forget to recreate the useful space for a shower. Nor can we neglect the ideal space to place sun loungers or sofas for sunbathing or even for summer lunches or dinners.
4. Choose the right cladding
One of the most important requirements to take into account before building a swimming pool at home is the choice of liner material. There are different types of pool cladding; different outdoor construction elements, among which ceramic or tile cladding, gresite or liner cladding stand out.
Without a doubt, this becomes a decisive factor for your pool, as covering the floor with the optimal coatings will improve the aesthetics and sealing of your pool.
5. Take into account its maintenance
Those of us who own a swimming pool know that maintaining it is no easy task. A swimming pool requires a lot of care to keep its water crystal clear. However, in recent years, technological salt chlorination systems allow for easy maintenance with almost fortnightly checks.
An endless number of technological accessories can serve different functions, ranging from heating to water temperature. Similarly, we can install various safety protections in our pool. For example, there are blinds or swimming against the current, without forgetting the ability to transform one of its steps into a fantastic hydromassage system. Accessories that will also require maintenance.
6. Set the budget for your swimming pool
The last key factor to take into account before installing a swimming pool at home is to set the maximum budget we want to spend. With it we can set the model of pool we want, as well as the maintenance accessories we can choose from.
The budgets for a swimming pool in private houses are usually high. Therefore, from Molins Design we recommend you to think very carefully about the initial budget you want to allocate to this new outdoor construction. This will help construction professionals to adapt to your budget and avoid unpleasant surprises in the final price of your next project.
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Do you dare to make the most of your garden? If at the end of this article you have decided to place a swimming pool in your garden, don’t forget to contact us! Our team of architects and designers will be able to make the pool design you have in mind a reality; a construction that will adapt to the space in your garden and will combine perfectly with the interior design of your home.