Summer is closer than you think. If you want to swim next year, better start planning now!

Summer is closer than you think. If you want to swim next year, better start planning now!

Summer is closer than you think. If you want to swim next year, better start planning now!

Swimming Pools 101: Plan Now for Next Summer

From Zillow

“Planning and building a swimming pool isn’t something you should do on a whim”, says Zillow.  Many people start thinking about their inground swimming pool in May, and think that they will be swimming in a few short weeks.  Not so, says Kathy Caviness, Vice President for Edmond, OK-based Caviness Landscape Design. “Every year we have people who call us in March or April, and they want pools built so they can be swimming in them by Memorial Day.  Pool building is really more complicated than that. If someone wants a pool by next Memorial Day, they’d be smart to start the process this fall.”

Most people dont consider the time it takes to create a design, submit for a permit, receive the permit, make materials selections, and the overall time for construction when factoring in their schedule.  Selecting a pool designer and contractor alone can take an inordinate amount of time.  Relying on referrals and online research can help shorten this process, but it is still cumbersome.  

Click here to read about planning for an inground swimming pool and some tips to shorten this process

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