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5 Tips on How to Choose the Right Size Pool for Your Lifestyle

Thinking about buying a swimming pool? Not sure where to start? We’ve put together an article that gives you a few places to start. If you’re ready to move forward, please contact us soon!

Here are five tips on how to choose the right size pool for your lifestyle.

#1: Why Do You Want a Pool?

This is perhaps the most important question you need to ask yourself. There are many reasons you might consider it: add value to your house, have a place to exercise, want a pool for family fun and backyard memories, and more.

By knowing exactly why you want a swimming pool, you can better understand what size and shape you’d like as well as what amenities and accessories you’re looking for.

Let’s look at a few things to consider:

  • If you want a pool that is a place for your family to swim as well as one where family members can swim laps, your best bet is a rectangular pool. You also want one that has a shallow end for young children as well as a deep end for perhaps a diving board and for swimmers who are more experienced. Depending on how much space you have, the larger the pool, the more room you will have for swimming, games, and backyard parties.
  • Kidney shaped and free form pools can allow for swimming laps as long as they’re big enough. These are more creative looking pools and can be as large or as small as you’d like. Just make sure that you address why you want a pool when choosing one of these shapes.
  • If you simply want a small pool for relaxing in and one that’s more for ambiance than swimming, you can look at a small cocktail pool. These take up less space, but they look great.

#2: How Big is Your Backyard Space?

Backyard come in many shapes and sizes. The size and shape of your swimming pool depends greatly on the configuration of your backyard.

When thinking about design features and pool additions, your backyard also matter. This is especially true when considering diving boards, steps, add-on spas, fire features, water features, and swim up bars.

If you want someone to come out and look at your swimming pool, we’re happy to assess your backyard and offer suggestions.

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#3: How Many People Will Use It?

This is important to decide when planning your new swimming pool.

Whether two-three people or 10 or more will be using your pool, this is a consideration when deciding what size and shape pool to build. You can build a big a pool as you’d like, but it can be helpful to know how many will use it.

#4: What is Your Budget?

Before breaking ground on a swimming pool, you want to choose your budget.

This budget should not only include what you can afford to spend building your pool but what you need to operate and maintain it.

We can help you ballpark some of these numbers by providing estimates on yearly chemicals costs, equipment costs, and maintenance costs.  You also want to factor in pool covers, safety fencing, and any service needs throughout the year.

Do check with us, and we can provide you costs on pools so you have an idea where to start with your budget.

#5: Do You Need Financing?

If you need financing, and many people do, you want to check this out when you first start planning your pool project. You’ll find many financing companies online that offer pool financing, and you can also check with your bank.

Final Thought

There’s a lot to consider when planning and building your right size pool.

The good news? We are here to help you! We build pools in Wichita and the surrounding area. With decades of experience, you can count on us to help you through the process.

Ready to start? Contact us today!

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