Outdoor inground swimming pools are the ultimate addition to any dream backyard. Here, you will make memories with family and friends that will last a lifetime. With over 20 years of experience with outdoor inground swimming pools, we have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly with pool installations. Below, we share some of our inground pool wisdom with you and list what not to do when building outdoor inground swimming pools.
The first and biggest mistake one can make with outdoor inground swimming pools is not hiring a professional. To some, this may sound crazy, but it is true that there are some who think a do-it-your-self inground pool installation is a good idea. We will be the first to ell you that this is a terrible idea, and that you will likely end up calling a professional in the end.
Next, do not forget about safety. Whether you have young children at home, children in the neighborhood, or grandchildren, you need to make pool safety a top priority. Safety features that are often forgotten about, but are extremely important are alarms on the exterior doors of your home that lead to the pool, fencing and gates surrounding the pool, hard-top pool covers with child-proof latches/locks, and more.
Lastly, do not forget to be creative with outdoor inground swimming pools. The traditional rectangle is not the only option out there. Do your research to make it the pool of your dreams with additions such as waterfalls, specialty lighting, and swim up bars, sun shelfs, slippery-slides and more.