5 Things to consider before installing a pool

Building a pool can be a costly investment but comes with a host of benefits for the property and pool owner. A swimming pool can add financial value, beauty, and endless hours of enjoyment for any family. It’s a dream of many to have their own private pool,where they can cool off from the scorching summer heat and have fun with their friends. Building a swimming pool on your property requires a lot of planning and preparation before, during and after the installation.

First things first: A pool should start with a conversation with a professional pool contractor around budget concerns. A reputable company will educate you on different types of pools, the best installation site, and help you decide which pool options will work best for you. Above all, you need to vet the company to ensure the pool will be constructed in the right manner, on time and within budget.

That said, there are a lot of things that need to be taken into consideration when planning to install a new swimming pool. To make things easier for you, we’ve listed 5 factors to take into account when building a pool:


It probably goes without saying, but it helps to prepare and set a budget so that you do not end up spending more than you bargained for. Several variables will eventually help you set a budget for your pool project. For instance, if you plan to build an inground pool, then you’ll have to hire a skilled pool builder.

It also helps to prepare a list of amenities and features that you would want your pool to have, and budget accordingly. And don’t forget to take into account the pool maintenance costs, from electricity bills to buying chemicals for cleaning the water and maintaining a clean pool.

Having a clear understanding of the true costs will help you determine if you can afford to install a pool and what type of pool and features will be within your budget.

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Swimming pools come in a lot of different types, styles, sizes, and designs. You may have to do your homework to determine what type of pool will work best for you and your family. When it comes to the type of pool, today’s options include an above-ground pool and an in-ground pool, deep end, all shallow, deeper center, and more.

A pool above the ground is more reasonably priced than an inground pool, as it requires less digging. Moreover, it’s easier to build, costs less to maintain and repair but lacks the aesthetic appeal of a real inground pool.

An in-ground pool can be luxurious and the design options can be plentiful. And if you have plans to build an inground pool then you’ll need to decide which material to use for the construction. (fiberglass, vinyl, or concrete).

Take the time to research the different types of pools so that you can make a more informed decision.


The size and shape of your backyard will largely determine the size and pool design. Another factor: You will have to determine the building and zoning laws of your area. This is critical, as there may be some restrictions related to the fencing of the pool, the location of electricity, cable and water lines, and so forth. Remember, safety should be a top priority when installing a swimming pool.

In addition to these practical considerations, you’ll want to focus on the pool’s accessibility — how well people can get in and out of the pool area. Don’t forget to check for sun and wind exposure so that you have a fun time swimming in the pool and comply with all safety regulations.


Choosing the right time of the year to build your pool is an important decision that can save you time and money. Swimming pools are high in demand during the warmer months. Thus, if you want your pool to be ready by then you will have to plan the construction process before summer arrives. Fall and winter will be the best seasons to install a swimming pool, as the pool builders will be more available and the rates will sometimes be cheaper. Pool builders in San Diego usually operate year-round, though.


This decision is not one to take lightly, as pool installation is a major investment that will last for many years. The best way to find professional pool contractors is to ask friends and family who’ve had pools installed or look at review sites.

From here, contact possible contractors and discuss your needs, vision, and budget. Compare the services they have to offer and find a company that inspires trust and confidence.

Devoting time and effort to finding the right person to build your pool will save you from making a possible costly choice.

Sol Pacific Pools is a pool contractor, but not a pool builder. Our services include pool plastering, pool repair, pool finishing, and much more. However, we welcome questions and insight if you’re interested in learning more about our partner contractors. 

We only partner with the best pool contractors in San Diego. Call us today at (619) 324-3505.