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Have you been considering installing an inground pool in your backyard? Unsure of the questions you should be asking or the factors you should be weighing before pulling the trigger? Austin Pool and Spa Builders has helped countless homeowners determine the best choice for pool installation that takes into account their style preferences, budget and timeline. In this blog, we’ll discuss the 5 top things to consider before hiring a pool installation company. Addressing these will help you determine whether or not you should build an inground pool.

  1. Frequency of use. It is important to consider how often you would use an inground pool to ensure it is worth the investment. Do you have children or friends who would utilize the pool often? Do you travel during the summer months? Do you work from home? How often do you host? Do you like to beat the heat in cool water? Are you considering taking up swimming as aerobic exercise? Answering these questions will get you closer to determining whether an inground pool is right for you.
  2. Size of your yard. Installing an inground pool will potentially take away green space in your yard and possibly limit your options around landscaping, gardens, playground equipment, seating areas and more. Consider the size of your yard and how much room an inground pool will take up. Is this something you’re willing to sacrifice?
  3. Budget. It goes without saying that having a realistic picture of your budget is a critical step when determining whether to build an inground pool. When deciding on a pool builder, look for those that offer good financing options. Also consider that your pool costs not only involve the pool installation, but also maintenance costs and any expenditures for seating, patios, or walkways you may need to install around your pool. Be aware that many cities in the Austin area require that inground pools be surrounded by a fence. If your yard does not already have a fence, this may be an additional cost.
  4. Home Value. Installing an inground pool increases your home value. This is an important factor to consider, and may carry more or less weight depending on whether you are planning on staying in your home for a long time or not. An increase in home value could raise your property tax, but it could also be advantageous for you if you decide to sell your property.
  5. Maintenance. An unground pool can require a significant amount of maintenance. Consider whether you will maintain the pool yourself or hire a pool maintenance company to do so. If the former, consider how much time and energy capacity you have available to you and if keeping up maintenance is realistic for you and your schedule.

Installing an inground pool in your backyard can be a fantastic asset for your home. Pools are a great way to cool off during the summer, get exercise, entertain the kids, and much more. However, building an inground pool comes with some advantages as well as some challenges. It is important to consider all of these before making the decision to hire a pool installation company.
Austin Pool and Spa Builders has been installing pools for clients in the Georgetown, Leander and Liberty Hill area for years and would be happy to answer any questions you have about inground pool installation or provide you with an estimate.