Common Questions Homeowners Have When Buying a Concrete Swimming Pool

What's the right pool for my home?

There are several things you need to consider before contacting a pool builder. Eco Pools recommend that you think about what the pool is for. Is it for dipping when the sun is blazing outside or do you want to establish a regular exercise routine to keep yourself and your family fit? Some homeowners simply want to increase the property’s value or they just want to beautify the property. Once you’ve answered this question, you can now move on to the next step.

The next important factors to consider include the terrain of your property, as well as the size of your prospective pool. Your budget is also important, as well as the pool’s design. How deep or shallow the pool is going to be an important factor especially if your kids will swim in it.

Do I need to secure a permit to build a pool?

Yes, you need approval from a private certifier if you’re planning to have a swimming pool and a fence built. But don’t worry as Eco Pools is ready to help you with the process.

How much does a concrete swimming pool really cost?

How much your swimming pool will cost depends on many factors, including the size of the structure, the location, and the property’s terrain and condition. You and your builder will also consider the access to the site, as well as the features and finishes of the pool. Other factors you need to consider when budgeting include landscaping, heating, and any add-ons you’re planning to improve the pool’s aesthetics.

What are the advantages of concrete pools over other materials?

Concrete pools are amazingly durable and can last for many years if you take care of them properly. It also offers multiple options when it comes to shape and size. Want a classic rectangular pool? How about a large oval or round pool? Or a mid-sized kidney-shaped or multi-sided pool? That can easily be accomplished if you’re using concrete as swimming pool material.

How long will it take before the contractor finishes building my pool?

In general, constructing a concrete swimming pool can take anywhere between 6 to 12 weeks. But you have to factor in the size of the pool, the complexity of the design, and the weather when planning your timeline.

Is a concrete swimming pool easy to maintain?

Concrete swimming pools are generally easy to maintain. But there are things you need to make sure so that your pool lasts a long time. For example, the walls need to be brushed and washed regularly to remove any algae, bacteria, and dirt that stick to the tile. Then you have to use a pool vacuum to remove the dirt from the bottom of the pool.

Concrete pools may need to be acid washed by professionals if you neglect to clean them regularly. If you live in an area where seismic activity is a regular occurrence, then it’s best to check for cracks regularly.