Is a Permit Required For an Aboveground Pool?
Although every city, town and municipality may have different permit rules and regulations, the fundamentals are basically the same. They all have definitions for a swimming pool, and they all describe versions of an in-ground pool, an aboveground pool, or a “temporary” pool. All seem to agree that if a pool is going to contain […]
How To Build a Swimming Pool The Right Way
If you’re thinking about having a swimming pool built, the most important thing is to be informed and knowledgeable. This is a major project, so having a good understanding of the ins and outs is advantageous. As well, you’ll be better positioned to deal intelligently with the contractor. At the same time, it’s not at […]
Choosing the Perfect Swimming Pool Layout
Like everything connected to a swimming pool purchase, choosing the perfect swimming pool layout is a major consideration. As the consumer, you know your physical limitations, you understand your lifestyle needs, and most importantly, you’re in charge of your budget. All this considered, you are really the best judge of what will work for you. […]
What is the Right Swimming Pool Size?
Simply put, swimming pool size is completely dependent on what the pool will be used for. The fact is, shape and size actually go hand-in-hand, so in determining the right swimming pool size, there are a number of important factors to consider, including usage. A pool that will be used primarily for recreational purposes can […]
The Debate Between In-ground Pools vs. Above-ground Pools
The debate between in-ground pools and above-ground pools comes down to two basic considerations: one is your project budget – the other is your physical surroundings. These two considerations should be addressed even before debating the pros and cons of each option. Needless to say, budget will dictate practically everything in terms of decision-making, and […]
Some Common Mistakes When Building a Pool
If you are currently considering a backyard swimming pool, you’re probably on the receiving end of advice from everyone: what to do; what not to do; who to hire; who not to hire. And there are probably some dramatic horror stories as well. As for research, you can drown in all of the information – […]
Inground Pools – Planning and Design
Swimming pools are a big deal in practically every respect. And because a pool project is such a huge investment, it’s important to think it all through, to plan it out carefully, and to execute according to the plan. For that matter, every project is worth planning, and good planning will ensure productivity, good outcomes, […]
How to Select the Right Pool Builder
When choosing a pool builder for your swimming pool project, the process should be focused and systematic. This is a major construction project requiring a serious capital investment, so making smart decisions will make a big difference. The last thing a homeowner should rely on is pretty pictures, sales hype, or a low, low price. […]
Do Backyard Pools Add Value To Your House?
The main discussion point when assessing the value of a backyard swimming pool is the inherent impact on the real estate value of the home. Depending on region, and immediate neighborhood, real estate associations estimate that an in-ground swimming pool (usually in the backyard) adds approximately 8% to a home’s value. These figures are made more […]
Pool Companies in Newmarket
Shopping around for a pool company should be a big deal. You clearly want to hire a company that is established, with a good reputation for quality work, and a history of reliable service. After all, you want a quality-built swimming pool and a stress-free process. Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs has been in […]