Arlington is a fantastic city full of amazing people and lots to see and do: unfortunately, it’s also 150 miles away from the nearest beach. So if you want to cool off with your family in nice familiar waters and have fun with it: a pool is the best option for you! Although there’s some work ahead, even after the pool is built, adding one of these to your property can up your home’s value and ensure that you never have a boring summer again.
Be Aware of the Timing
Most of us want a pool the most the moment it starts to get warm out. We picture how nice it would be to cool off and enjoy swimming and splashing around instead of sweating up a storm.
Unfortunately: if it’s this warm, you’ve already missed your chance.
Pools can take six to ten weeks to install, even if you’re going through a professional, and this means you could miss a lot of summers if you wait. So instead, try to have your pool built in either the late fall or the late winter. The main goal here is to avoid the time of year when most of Arlington’s trees drop leaves wildly while also avoiding when the ground is the most frozen and snow is covering the property.
Waiting until this time will ensure that your pool is available to you year-round and any contractors or help you need is fully functional since they’re in their busy season.
Pay Attention to the Slope of Your Lawn
How deep is the slope of your lawn? Although Arlington is mostly flat, some hills and rolling lands can make it hard to build in a water feature. The best way to find out the slope is to have a land surveyor come out and take measurements of your property. They’ll be able to tell you if your lawn is within a safe zone of the slope and how much money or time it would take to correct it if you can fix it.
Consider the DIY Method
A surprising number of people decide to build their pool. Although this is possible, and it just takes a lot more work and time, it’s also highly advised against if you’ve never done any construction work. Building a pool requires an understanding of plumbing, a need for precision, and working with things like concrete and tile that aren’t very forgivable. So, although you can still achieve it: if you’ve never worked on building a pool before, don’t start now.
Talk to Contractors
The same way you’d talk to realtors and shop around if you were looking at Arlington real estate: you should speak with multiple contractors to find the right one for you. Ask their rates, how long they think they need to complete the project, and if they have pictures or reviews from their previous pools. Although it may feel strange interviewing them like this, a collection is an expensive investment, and it’s a good idea to know who you’re working with.
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