Winter is here. When is the best time to start planning my inground pool?
The answer is NOW!
There are many components of planning an inground pool project, especially if you are looking for that “one of a kind” backyard paradise. Some of these considerations include the following:
- SHAPE, SIZE, DEPTH, and STYLE
- LOCATION and FENCING
- INTERIOR FINISH
- BENCHES and UNDERWATER SEATING
- SUN SHELF and TANNING LEDGES
- HANDRAILS, LADDERS and SWIMOUTS
- PATIO, TILE, and COPING
- LANDSCAPING and LIGHTING
- WATERFALL, STREAM and POND
- OUTDOOR FIREPLACE/PIT
- OUTDOOR KITCHEN
- HOT TUB
- POOL HOUSE and SAUNA
Although these components of your outdoor living space do not need to be completed in unison, it really does help with the permitting process to have the whole plan laid out.
Generally speaking, an inground pool project can take 3-4 months from concept and design to completion. Even in the colder months excavation, site grading and pool framing are possible, so starting the project during the fall or winter increases the likelihood of being ready to swim at the beginning of summer.
It is very important to take your time selecting the features of your backyard environment so the project is not delayed by big changes. If budget restrictions are causing hesitation, don’t worry, your outdoor oasis can still come together in phases.
- 2020 – Design, layout, permitting, excavation, grading, fencing and pool construction
- 2021 – Patio, landscape, fire features, kitchen, etc.
- 2022 – Lighting, pergola/pavilion, sauna/hot tub, etc.
Working with a professional swimming pool company and an experienced Project Manager will help you see the full potential of what your investment will bring.
Starting your project now allows you to take your time and think through all the possible options and at the very least, submit for a building permitting while the Construction Department is not completely overwhelmed by other projects. Over many years of experience, we have found that clients who rush through their projects because they “just wanna get swimming” discover it can be more costly to add-on or change certain project elements than if the entire project is planned out thoroughly from the beginning. Lack of planning often results in undoing or damaging existing project components, sometimes compromising structural stability as well.
Any major home improvement project, whether it be a kitchen renovation, new driveway, roof or swimming pool, is an investment to enhance your lifestyle and to improve the overall function of your home and landscape.
In closing, our advice is to start planning early regardless of whether you intend to start swimming this summer or next.
Our designers and staff at Rin Robyn Pools® look forward to helping you create the perfect backyard! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-850-8545 to get started.