Things to Consider When Building a Backyard Pool

Building a backyard pool is a long-term investment. When designed and installed properly, a swimming pool can and should be the centerpiece of your backyard space. But it’s critical to get everything right the first time around. If this is your first backyard pool, it is very important that you consider all of the options that you have to consider before starting your project. Let’s discuss some key tips that will help you identify the choices that are right for you.

1. Design according to your space and environment

The most crucial thing that you have to keep in mind is the dimensions of the space available for your pool. Your design has to be customized according to what could fit best to your backyard. Always keep safety as the first priority, some adjustments might need to be done if safety features are not included in your pool. For example, it might be more suitable for families with children to have shallow flooring on one of the sides. Another great example is to add extra flooring areas to prevent slipping.
It is also important to plan for the space around the swimming pool. As swimming pool will usually be the defining piece of your backyard, you could create a theme for your backyard by planning for decorations.

2. Create an accurate budget

Budget, budget, and budget. Swimming pools can take up to 6 months to build, depending on the complexity and potential complications that arise. It is super important to share your budgeting plan with your chosen builders and to draw a clear expectation on what you want. When you start, we suggest that you create a list on what you would want to add and compare it to your budget. With this list, you could cut down on things that you deem less important and stick to your budget.

3. Use suitable materials

Living in Canada means extreme weathers. We all know that winter that goes to -40 degrees Celsius or summer that goes up to 35 degrees Celsius are not uncommon. Thus, you have to make sure that the materials that you use to build your swimming pool, for both the internal and the external parts must be able to withstand extreme temperature fluctuations all year round.
Pro tips: Always ask about the warranty policies of all the materials that you are buying. It will save you time and money in the future.

4. Get the right builders

Choose the right builder and you will have a smooth sailing project. Choose the wrong one, then you will face a lot of headaches and extra fees. Make sure that the builders that you choose have the experiences and expertise in building your ideal swimming pool. Get a personal reference and compare their previous portfolios to what you plan to do. Are they of similar scale and budget? Great! Do they have a lot of personal reviews? Even greater! Do your research and be very careful with this point.
Seaway Pools & Tubs strives to provide our clients with the best options that will satisfy their desires for an ideal pool. If you are interested in building a backyard pool, feel free to call us at 905-294-8030 or email us at

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