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Beginners Guide To Pool Care I felt like I had won the lottery the first time we were able to buy a house which had an inground pool. However, I quickly learned that I knew nothing about pool care. Several years later, I know how to care for our pool year round thanks to advice and help from my local pool contractor. I wanted to start this blog so that I could help other first-time pool owners with what to watch out for regarding their swimming pool. From signs of water leakage to how to winterize your pool, my blog posts are aimed to be educational and informative for pool care newbies.




3 Tips For Having An Inground Pool Installed In Your Yard

An inground pool can be an excellent investment that provides many hours and fun and enjoyment for the whole family. However, having an inground pool installed can be a large financial investment, so you are sure to want everything done right so the process goes smoothly. Since inground pool installation can be expensive, it is essential to do your research and make the right decisions when it comes to choosing a pool contractor and selecting the right pool for your backyard. If you're interested in an inground pool for your property, use the following tips:

Research Pool Contractors in Your Area

Firstly, it is always best to work with a licensed pool contractor. As you explore the options in your area, don't be afraid to inquire if a pool contractor is licensed, and ask for the license number so you can contact your state's registrar of contractors to see if the license is currently valid and if their are any active complaints. If you find a pool contractor that you are interested in, carefully look at the company's portfolio of work to see if they have built pools similar to what you want for your yard. Some large pool contractor companies also have showrooms that you can visit. 

Utilize Pool Design Services

Most reputable pool contractors offer pool design services, which allow you to explore your options and decide what shape of pool you want, the depth, and any extra features that can enhance the pool and make it more fun. In most cases, your pool designer will take your input and ideas and create a computer rendering of the pool that you want so you can have an idea of what it will look like in your yard. Utilizing pool design services is also a great way to have any question that you may have answered.

Compare Prices

After you have completed your pool design session and a pool contractor knows exactly what you want, a detailed written quote can be created. Since pool design services are often complimentary, it is a good idea to meet with a few different pool contractors and then request quotes after your pool design is completed. Doing so will allow you to compare the prices charged by each pool contractor so you can choose the contractor that offers a combination of great service and a good value when you compare the overall cost for the type of pool you are getting.