What to consider before swimming pool installation:

If you’re going to be installing an inground pool it’s important that you are preparing accordingly. You’re going to need to find experts in your area and you will need to make a series of decision about the pool that you’re going to install. Inground pools can be an excellent option for many homes because they add the maximum value the pool can provide. Invisioning the path that the inground pool is going to take inside your backyard and testing out your cannonball skills are some great first steps but understanding the process of installation can ease your mind moving forward. Here are some of the top considerations that you need to make before swimming pool installation:

How will you get into the pool?

Choosing your entryway for the pool can be an important first step on how the pool will be installed. It’s quite popular to choose drop-in steps or ladder for your inground pool but this can often require an extra lead up inside your pool and change the configuration of the deep end or shallow and. Molded plastic or concrete steps can change the price of your pool installation but it’s often best to choose an option that provides accessibility for added safety. Consider the area of the pool that you would like to face your home, where you’d like the shallow and to be and how you will access your pool.

Pumps and jets:

As well as considering the overall configuration of your pool you’ll need to determine which way that you’re going to circulate water. There’s returns and jets that will circulate the water inside your pool and keep the water clean. Good circulation insures proper filtration and it will make sure that the algae will not form inside your pool. Proper placement of your steps can be important as you could be tracking in extra dirt and debris that could overload your jet system. Speaking to a professional about which types of jets and returns would be well-suited to your yard configuration and the pool shape you like can put you down the path of finding the ideal shape and pump method for you.

Some ledges and decking:

The decking around your pool will also change the way that you enjoy the pool area. The advantage of an inground pool is that you can pour various concrete decking and add areas along the deck that can improve the surrounding environment giving you plenty of places to tan and dry off. Tanning ledges are a great example of how you can change the decking style and these ledges fit into 2-3 inches of water and give you a great way to stay in the water while still enjoying the sun. Some ledges sit in 8 to 12 inches of water giving you a ledge for furniture and other configurations for tanning.

Swim out configurations:

There’s also the option for swim out configurations to accommodate a variety of seating. These sections can even include jets and act almost like small hot tubs within your pool. These are configurations that can be added into an in ground pool installation and give you a far greater versatility with the pool do you create. Different types are available and you can choose the types of jets and seating that will suit your needs.


The colors for your decking, liner and more will dictate the overall look and feel of your pool. If you have a specific vision in mind such as a tile overlay for your pool, you can often get a number of fun effects that can be placed throughout the pool area. Speaking to your installer about the way that your pool can be customized is a great way that you can enjoy more features with the pool and its colors. Most homeowners choose a standard liner or color for their pool configuration.

If you would like to learn more about the process of pool installations or begin planning your future pool installation, contact us today to learn more.