2 Subjects A Homeowner Should Talk About With The Pool Builder They've Hired

Here are two subjects a homeowner should talk about with the pool builder they've hired.

The pool's design, features and location

The homeowner in this situation must have an in-depth discussion with their pool builder about their preferred design, features and location for this structure. This person should tell their builder not only about the pool depth, shape and size they would prefer but also the type of extra features they might like to add to it (such as a built-in hot tub, slides or a waterfall). If their property is large and there are several potential areas in which they could build their pool, they'll also need to talk about which of these areas they would prefer to build it in and why they want that area. They might, for example, like the idea of positioning the pool near the trees on their property so that these trees can provide shade when they swim on hot days.

Their pool builder will, after hearing about the homeowner's preferences and ideas, be able to explain which of them are feasible. The builder's recommendations will be based not only on the client's budget and the project's timescale but also on the size of the available construction area and the availability of the materials that would be needed for some of the suggested features. If the builder believes that some of the client's ideas are not practical, they'll then offer them alternatives.

For example, if the client proposes the aforementioned idea of constructing the pool beside their property's trees, and the pool builder doesn't think it's a good idea because the tree roots might grow under the pool and compromise its structural stability, they might recommend that the client opt to build it elsewhere. They may also recommend adding a shade sail to the pool, to provide shade on sunny days.

The type of maintenance and potential repairs the pool will need in the future

The homeowner will also need to talk to their pool builder about the type of maintenance and potential repairs the pool will need in the future. It's important for them to discuss this, as they might realise, after this conversation, that the type of pool they initially wanted might be hard for them to take care of as time goes on. For example, if the homeowner wants a pool with a slide but their builder explains that a pool like this will take more time to clean than a pool without this feature, the homeowner might decide against including this feature.

Likewise, if the homeowner wants a pool with a waterfall but also wants to minimise the number of repairs they'll need to do to the pool in the future, the builder might advise them not to include this feature, as pool waterfalls can develop blockages and leaks.