A Few Things To Know Before Installing a Residential Swimming Pool
In all kinds of scenarios, and for all project budgets, a residential swimming pool is a big undertaking – and of course, a major investment. It takes cash and time and energy, and that’s just the beginning. For everyone thinking about installing a residential swimming pool there are many things to consider, and a good many key decisions to make. Some of the basic questions should be addressed even before getting a construction estimate. For instance, how much swimming pool is affordable? Is the property even suitable for a pool? Are there any zoning limitations? What kind of a pool – how big – what shape – what about the landscaping?
The truth is, with a good residential swimming pool contractor the whole process is straightforward, and all of those questions (big and small) become easier to address and answer. At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, the process begins at the planning stage, goes to the design phase, and continues through to construction. All of the work is to code (as it should be) and everything is guaranteed to ensure total customer satisfaction. After construction, the customer service continues at two locations (Markham and Newmarket) where parts and equipment are available, and professional advice from residential swimming pool specialists.
The team at Seaway Pools works with residential swimming pool customers from end to end. Above ground pools are installed (not built) and are therefore less expensive than inground pools, with prices that vary based on size, shape and extras. Above ground pools are designed and constructed – with special plumbing, filtration, and electrical – and with patios, decking, and landscaping. This type of residential swimming pool is clearly more expensive to build. Regardless of the pool, pricing will always depend on the scope of work, the special features, and the “extras” that are included or added into the project.
Ongoing maintenance is also a consideration for a residential swimming pool. There are chemicals required to manage the pool water; there are opening/closing procedures every season; there are pumps/filters that require maintenance; and there are utility bills to consider for heating and lighting. Here again, a good pool contractor will provide an outline of what to expect. This is especially true for residential swimming pool insurance, something that’s easy to overlook, but critical when construction is complete. As well, a reliable contractor will be on top of zoning regulations, building restrictions and permit processing.
Probably the most stressful and demanding aspect of installing a residential swimming pool is choosing the contractor. And nothing makes more of a difference during construction than dealing with a receptive and responsive contractor. In this regard, it’s wise to get referrals – it’s wise to talk to several builders – and it’s wise to make sure that the builder is bonded and insured. In short, the more a homeowner can know about a prospective builder, the better. With a residential swimming pool contractor like Seaway Pools, customers are in capable hands, with a professional approach to construction, and customer satisfaction as a priority.