Tips for Planning your Pool Purchase

Author: Eversole Pool and Spa

February 21, 2017

Are you considering a pool for the backyard? If so, there’s no better time than the present to start planning for your backyard getaway. Whether you are looking to soak in the sun solo or invite friends and family over for an afternoon party it’s time to find the perfect pool for you! With so many great choices out there we want to help you find the perfect fit for your needs.

Here are 6 things you need to consider when planning your pool purchase:

Research

In addition to looking up the latest and greatest pool technology, you should also research local dealers in your area. Make sure they are reputable and have been in the industry for a respectable amount of time. Take a look at what others are saying about their customer service; great after sale service is crucial. Any good dealer should be able to provide you with plenty of testimonials and referrals from previous or current customers.

Think about the ideal size for your family

To help you choose the right size, consider who will be using the pool and for what purposes. Will it be used mostly by kids? Will you use it for entertaining? Will it be used primarily for exercise? What size pool will your yard accommodate? Thinking about this ahead of time will help you and your dealer choose the right pool for you.

Make a budget

You probably already know what you are willing to spend on the pool itself but you should also take everything else into account when making your budget. Some other costs might include landscaping, patio furniture, chemical supplies, etc. There are also a number of options available to make your pool very energy-efficient, be sure to check with your dealer about them. By taking advantage of these options long-term upkeep costs of a pool can be as low as only pennies a day. If interested, ask your dealer about finance options.

Take a look at City or Township rules and regulations

It’s a good idea to check with your local government ahead of time so you won’t get surprised with any red-tape. They will be able to let you know if there will be any permits needed, space restrictions, fence requirements, etc. Another good idea is to also check with your homeowners insurance; they will be able to make sure that your policy will keep you protected.

Don’t forget about the extras

Taking care of your new pool will be much easier over time if you also get some extras. These extras could include chlorinators, salt-water generators, vacuums, maintenance programs, etc. By using combinations of these products you can not only save yourself hours per week, you also make sure that the quality of your water is kept at it’s best. Talk it over with you dealer and together you will be able to make sure that will be able to enjoy your new pool to the fullest.

Start planning your first pool party

Invite everyone over, fire up your grill, and celebrate your new pool in style. Just remember to wait 20 minutes after eating before you get in!

We can help!

Eversole Pool and Spa has the largest selection of pools to choose from in the area, offering a variety of sizes and materials, so we can help every family, no matter the yard or budget. Stop in or call us at (419) 221-3494 today, and let us help you make every day in your backyard a vacation!

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