If you’re in the market for a new swimming pool, it is vital to consider what to avoid and what to look out for.
From quotes and prices to warranties and manufacturers, it’s essential that you do your homework to ensure you get more bang for your buck. Consider what factors are important to you. Are you purchasing for fun, relaxation, hydrotherapy or to increase the value of your home?
It is essential to consider the following factors.
Price based decisions
Think about your overall budget for a pool project and make a list of the priority factors, which will help you get the most from your purchase.
However, a purely price based decision may mean you miss out on key factors or functionality, so always be sure you know exactly what your money will buy. Look for pool retailers with as varied choice as possible, giving you more flexibility and options.
Lack of research
Failing to carry out any research increases the likelihood you may end up with a pool that doesn’t tick all the right boxes. Spend some time thinking about whether you want a portable or in ground pool. Measure the space you have so you know what size of pool you can have, and think about finer details such as the colour of the pool, where it’s manufactured, as well as jets and pool equipment.
Lack of support
Avoid buying your pool from a dealer that offers little or no support. Find out what warranty is available and don’t forget to ask about installation. Seek out a company that offers ongoing support, whether you need advice on heating control and filtration or simply need regular maintenance checks.
Buying from a dealer that carries spare parts is always a good idea. Pools will require maintenance and repair and buying from a dealer that doesn’t carry spare parts can cause problems in the future.