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How to Turn Your Garage into a Home Gym

How to Turn Your Garage into a Home Gym Getting a gym membership can be a great way to get in shape, but for those who are pressed for time, or...

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Should You Cut Back On High Speed Internet?

If you’re thinking of cutting back on your expenses, you might think it’s a good idea to cut back on high speed Internet. After all, you reason,...

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5 Ways to Reduce A Household’s Environmental Footprint

A home’s environmental footprint refers to its overall impact on the environment, both in construction and when being inhabited. This...

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Landscaping - Keeping your Yard in Good Condition

After accomplishing the challenging task of constructing your home, the next area of focus is your yard. The importance of landscaping goes beyond...

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How Can You Make Your Home Cooler without using Air Conditioning?

If the temperature in your home is too hot then you obviously need to find a way to cool it down. The problem with using air conditioning to do...

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Three Things to Consider When Planning a Swimming Pool Installation

by Derek Crowden on May 18, 2016

Building a swimming pool in your backyard or garden can lead to a huge amount of excitement and fun. If you’re making plans to have a swimming pool installed, it’s not unusual to be puzzled or confused when deciding which considerations to make before you proceed. After all, building a swimming pool is a huge project and investment, and with all of the different options available it can often be difficult to decide which is the best course of action to take in order to make sure that your new swimming pool serves all of the functions that you need and lasts as long as possible.

Upkeep and Care

When deciding to install a swimming pool in your backyard or garden, the first thing that you will need to consider is whether or not you will be able to afford and manage the upkeep and care required in order to keep it in the best condition. Whilst choosing materials for your pool, it’s essential to have a good idea of which ones are the easiest to maintain and those which require a lot of cleaning and maintenance in order to make an informed decision based on how much future work you are able and prepared to do. You should also take into consideration any tools that you will need to buy such as a hydrostatic test pump for water purification.

Shape and Size

When building a swimming pool at your home, the shape and size of your pool is one of the most important features to take into consideration. If you are hoping to have a swimming pool in order to exercise, for example, you should consider an oblong pool in which you can swim lengths. On the other hand, those looking to have a swimming pool installed for the purpose of recreation and fun may wish to choose a circular, oval or even a figure-of-eight style pool. When it comes to choosing your pool’s shape and size, you should also take a good look at the dimensions of your outdoor space and decide exactly how much of it you’re willing for the pool to take up.


Choosing materials for your new swimming pool should be one of the most important considerations that you make during the planning stage. Cost of installation, versatility and upkeep should all be given a lot of thought before you make a final decision on the type of material that you wish to use for your swimming pool. Take for example fiberglass, which requires very little maintenance once installed, but comes at a rather high price. On the other hand, if you’re looking to get creative with the shape, size and design of your pool concrete may be the best choice for you, but you will need to be prepared for the future maintenance work it requires.

Installing a swimming pool in your backyard or garden can provide you with years of entertainment and fun and even add value to your home, so make sure that you choose wisely!


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