Swimming pools in Kansas City are typically viewed more as a luxury than necessity. Although many homes offer this feature, because an outdoor pool can only be enjoyed four to five months out of the year (unless heated), there are fewer pools here than in cities with warmer climates year-round.
When choosing a Kansas City pool builder, you want to pick a reputable company that employs highly trained professionals who possess the required expertise to build the right type of pool for a competitive price. Premier Pools and Spas is an excellent Kansas City pool builder that nationwide has built more than 35,000 swimming pools.
Here are some common mistakes and how you can avoid them:
- Size – When it comes to swimming pools, the rule of “the bigger the better” does not necessarily apply. For instance, if someday you decide to sell your home, having a yard that consists of a pool and no grass will turn many potential buyers away
- Upkeep – Another common mistake is having no understanding of the upkeep involved. Water composition, including pH, chlorine, alkalinity, and calcium hardness, must stay at appropriate levels by using specific chemicals. In addition, the pool’s interior needs to be vacuumed and cleaned, and as fall approaches, the water will need to be drained and the pool winterized.
- Cost – Something else to consider is cost. Before signing on the dotted line, all costs should be outlined in a formal contract. This ensures you will not pay more to have the pool built if the cost of materials increases for some reason. The other aspect is the cost of maintenance. Chemicals, tools, and accessories must be factored into the monthly budget. Without knowing the monthly expense of upkeep, you may end up not being able to afford the pool.