Swimming by Memorial Day

Pool contractors doing pool installation
Homeowners all over the Charlotte and Concord area have realized that swimming pool installation is one of the more luxurious ways to beat the heat in the summer. Planning and building a swimming pool is not a weekend project unless you plan on buying your pool out of a box at a department store. Swimming pools are a major investment that will dramatically alter your landscape and your lifestyle.

Every year people call swimming pool contractors in March or April, wanting to have a pool built, so that they can be swimming in it by Memorial Day. Swimming pool construction is complex. If someone wants a pool by Memorial Day weekend, they need to hire a reputable pool builder and start the process in the fall.

Swimming pool installation begin in your mind

The building process must start out by prioritizing your needs and wants for a pool. Consider the following questions:

  • Is my yard big enough for a pool?
  • What are the zoning restrictions?
  • What is my budget?
  • Am I going to maintain the pool myself, or am I going to hire a pool company?
  • How will we use this pool?
  • What do I need to know about safety and insurance?

When people refer to an in-ground pool, they are generally speaking about one of three types; fiberglass, vinyl-lined, or concrete.

Fiberglass pools are pre-molded in a factory and are set into a custom dug hole by a crane. They offer walls with a smooth finish that is durable and stain resistant. The non-porous walls and floor means that they require fewer chemicals than concrete pools. The size and shape selection for fiberglass pools is considerably limited compared to the other types, but installation tends to be much quicker.

Vinyl pools are made from a preformed and flexible liner that fits into the hole, and is attached to a reinforced wall frame. The frame is composed of steel, aluminum, or polymer. The majority of vinyl pools are rectangular, but they are available in L-shapes and freeform. Vinyl pool construction generally takes one to three weeks.

Concrete pools are custom-built, and offer the most flexibility when it comes to design. If you want something that resembles a resort swimming pool with a tanning ledge, you probably need to consider a concrete pool. Constructions for concrete pools take longer than any other type. You can expect concrete pool projects to require between three weeks and three months. These are considered to be the strongest, most durable type of pool. Expect to have the pool renovated or resurfaced every 10 to 20 years.

The best of the Charlotte pool companies

Carolina Pool Plastering offers many services to repair and remodel Charlotte swimming pools. This includes construction and renovation of your pool deck and drain areas. If you are considering a pool to make your home more beautiful and more fun, call their office for a consultation and quote. Sit down to talk to them about the best way to plan for your swimming pool installation.


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