The temperate climate in the coastal regions of Australia might encourage you to build a swimming pool. Especially in places like Sydney and Melbourne, pool excavation is a common part of many residential constructions. There have been some dazzling developments as far as pool construction is involved in Sydney. From the most recent innovations in designs to the use of technology in pool systems, people in and around Sydney witnessed some of the most amazing stuff provided by the pool industry. Pool excavation might seem like a relatively easy task—but if not entrusted with the right builder it can go quite wrong.
If you have finally decided to invest in a swimming pool after months of deliberations and research, you may be having several criteria that you would want to fulfill. There will also be different reasons behind your decision—making lifelong memories with your family, adding some landscape to your backyard, or just enjoying a nice swim on summer days. A swimming pool is a huge investment and unlike other purchases cannot be returned if you do not like it. Hence, it is very important that you create a checklist and make sure the builder you choose ticks all the criteria satisfactorily.
Tips for your pool building checklist
Below are a few points you can incorporate in your checklist when selecting a pool builder:
Know their experience: Start by finding out how many years the builder has been in the business under the same business name. Unfortunately, some small companies tend to change their name when they fall into financial potholes or receive bad feedback from customers. Also, make sure the builder you choose has their own set of workers rather than outsourcing it to third-party vendors.
Speak to past customers: Feel free to ask your pool builder to share the contacts of their past customers so that you can ask them the following questions:
- If it was a good experience working with the builder
- What pool option have they chosen?
- Was the builder able to foresee unforeseen circumstances and ride over them?
- What was the quality of the material used to build the pool?
- Was the construction work completed on time?
Also, ask your builder how many pool excavations they have done in their years of being in business.
Understanding pool design: If you want something other than a square or rectangle, speak with your builder and ask for shape and design options. Choose a shape that complements the design elements and architecture of your house—for example, if there are sharp edges in your house go for a square or rectangular swimming pool, if there are curves in your garden or house, opt for a circular or kidney-shaped swimming pool.
Understanding landscaping: If you want the pool to be the focal point in your garden or backyard that you can enjoy looking at even when not swimming, make sure your builder does proper landscaping that suits the rest of the architecture of the house.
Make sure to tick all the points in your checklist before you entrust a pool builder with the construction work.