A swimming pool can be a wonderful addition to your backyard. It’s especially welcome if you live in Phoenix, which has more sunny days than the average in Arizona (299 vs. 286) and is a lot hotter at the height of summer (temperature highs of 104 degrees vs. 99 degrees).
If you’re thinking about building a swimming pool in your home, here’s everything you need to know:
Since pools come in all shapes and sizes, it’s important to know the exact type of pool that you’re looking for. Pools can either be play pools or diving pools.
Play pools are shallower from both ends as compared to diving pools. Typically 4 to 5 feet deep, these pools are perfect for water fun and games.
Diving pools, on the other hand, can either have a shallow side and a deep side or can be deep all throughout. These pools are ideal for serious enthusiasts. The minimum depth for diving pools is 11 feet.
Pools are either built in-ground or above-ground. In-ground pools, which are more popular, offer plenty of options in terms of size, shape, and style. Materials such as concrete, vinyl, or fiberglass are used to build the pools; each differs in terms of durability, customization, and maintenance.
Unlike in-ground pools, above-ground swimming pools take less time to install. However, they are less customizable and rarely add value to a home.
Common pool features
Swimming pools can be designed with pool jets, fountains, waterfalls, a Swim Spa, hot tub, and even a swim-up bar. These water features add an aesthetic appeal to your backyard and increase the value of your home.
Light installations have a huge effect on your pool. They enhance the features of both the house and the pool at night, while brighter illuminations allow people to go for a dip after dark.
Swimming pool prices vary by location. In Phoenix, the cost of building a pool ranges from $20,000 to $80,000. If you want all the bells and whistles thrown in, prepare to fork out up to 200,000 in design and construction costs! Consult a professional swimming pool contractor to obtain estimates for your home.
Their price will depend on the size, style, and features you want. Soil type, utility and backyard access, and the kind of materials and equipment used, along with other factors, also make a huge difference price-wise.
Working with a swimming pool contractor
Choosing the right pool contractor can make or break your overall pool-building experience. If you’re in the process of interviewing potential contractors, ask about their license, services, and experience with similar projects. Request for referrals to get feedback from past clients. Check user reviews online.
Some of the top pool builders in Phoenix, AZ are:
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