Many of you may prefer to have a swimming pool in your backyard, where during hot summer day, you can soak yourself in cool swimming pool along with your family and friends.
However, in cold months, you may even forget that you have a pool and you may also not maintain it. Like any other areas of home that needs high maintenance, your swimming pool too needs an overhaul particularly if the necessary repair is neglected.
Pool renovations will allow for more enjoyable space in your home, and also provide a safer space having lower maintenance needs. Besides, it can also enhance value of your property should you ever consider refinancing or selling.
Following are few things that you must keep in mind while doing renovation of your swimming pool.
- Choose right time for getting the job done
Generally, people start the renovation work when summer has already started, however, the right time should be before the start of summer so that you can really enjoy swimming pool during summer months.
Also, professionals will remain too busy during summer months and hence calling them before summer is a better idea, so that the swimming pool work is not held up due to shortage of professionals.
- Make clear idea about what you like to achieve
It is important that you must be very clear about what you really want after the swimming pool renovation. The best thing would be surveying few pools and take their photographs and then decide the list of things to be done.
Also, you must make sure that you have necessary budget so that all the activities that you have planned can be completed without any hassle.
- Set your realistic time table
Make a detailed plan of activities after discussing with a number of swimming pool contractors, so that you may know what is the realistic time frame needed for each of these activities.
Make sure that all the materials that are needed to be procured for the renovation are available so that your work may not suffer due to non-availability of any required material. Also, you must know the lead time of arrival of all material.
- Choose your contractor
You need to discuss with a number of contractors and hear the opinion and ideas of each of them and get a priced quotation and their terms and conditions. Try to get the testimonials of the contractors and also verify about their professionalism.
Don’t get carried away by their sales talk but be realistic while selecting your contractor. Look for the quality more than the price quoted by them.
- Getting prepared
After you have finalized your contractor and like to proceed with the project, then you must make proper preparation for the job.
You must remember that pool work will have lots of activities where there can be too much noise and the area may get messy too.
Keep all your doors and windows shut to prevent dust inside. Be prepared to have a disturbed lawn for few days.