There are a plethora of reasons to install a custom in-ground pool in your backyard. One of the most important reasons is they can have a positive impact on the quality of life for you and your family. In a 2018 YouGov poll, commissioned by Swim England, swimming can significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Once you’ve decided that a custom pool is right for you, what do you do now? If you’re anything like me, your first thought may be to call a pool builder. Oddly enough, that may not be the right move.
The first step you need to do is to ask yourself the right questions. Questions you want to ask yourself include:
Once you have the answers to the three main questions, it’s time to get started, right? Not quite! Before you begin construction, it is imperative to do your homework. To ensure your custom pool project goes smoothly, you will have to contact:
Now that you have contacted all the contractors that will be involved, it is time to manage the project. Before you can start, you will want to work with the architect to come out to the property, survey your land, and put together a scale model of your yard.
Once the model is complete, you can take that design to a pool builder to begin the process. However, before any construction is started, you need to make sure you contact your local township to get required permits and verify the location of existing underground utilities so that no damage is done to your property.
Once construction has begun, you will want to ensure you stay in constant communication with the foreman and all the other parties involved with the project to keep things on schedule.
Following the construction of the pool, you will want to call your landscaper and fence installer to return your property to its original state. If you want any additional features such as a patio, deck, patio roof, fireplace/fire pit, outdoor kitchen, you will want to reach out to a carpenter and hardscape specialist.
Finding the time to organize these moving parts can be difficult. Pittsburgh Stone and Waterscapes has been involved with pool designs and installation projects for over ten years and has created a turnkey system with a team of expert professionals and contractors to handle every detail of your project.
We guide you through the design process, assist in the material selection, and provide a detailed and itemized breakdown of costs. We also provide a detailed and accurate 3D design of your project to ensure you know exactly how your pool will look before any digging has started. Finally, we have a project manager assigned to each project to provide you with the peace of mind that all details, big or small, are handled.
Don’t get hung up in the details. Make just one call and let us handle every detail of your pool project and guide you through the complexity of the process step by step.