So, you've decided that you want a swimming pool! Awesome! Are you a little unsure of what to do next? Natural Stone Pools has a step-by-step process to help you figure it out! Follow the steps below to best prepare you to upgrade your backyard.
What Is Your Budget?
Decide on a realistic budget that everyone can agree on in the beginning. Pools are a serious investment. Making a firm financial decision will make the rest of the process easier easier on everyone involved.
Do You Have Your Property Survey?
Locate your property survey. The survey is usually included in your final closing documents from your mortgage company. If you do not have a copy, contact your title company. Your survey should have a footprint of the house, property boundaries, utility easements, and other restrictions.
What Do You Want?
This is the fun part! Have a family meeting and discuss what everyone wants in their dream backyard environment! Don't forget to consider the following: shallow or diving pool, style (natural or contemporary), waterfall or other water features, outdoor kitchen, outdoor bar, arbors and gazebos, spa, fire pit or outdoor fireplace, entertainment and sitting areas, etc. Discuss as a family and decide on the elements that suit everyone the best! Remember to keep the limitations of your backyard in mind (elevation, easements, size, etc). For more ideas please go to our Custom Features page at: http://naturalstonepools.com/services/custom-swimming-pool-features/.
Collect Pictures of Your Dream Backyard!
Check out sites like Pinterest and Houzz for pictures of ideas that you want for your space. Also, remember to collect pictures of what you don't want, too! This way, your builder has a clear picture of what you do and don't want in a swimming pool and/or spa. Check out our pictures here: http://naturalstonepools.com/pool-outdoor-living-gallery/pool-gallery/
Start the Financing Process!
Many swimming pool builders have financing options- we are one of them! You can also decide to contact your bank or credit union for financing options. Check out our post on financing options here: http://naturalstonepools.com/lightstream-fi…quick-and-easy/.
Do Your Research!
Make sure you do your research- contact different builders by visiting Houzz, online review sites, and calling references to find the builder who works best with your dream. In other words, give us a call!
Natural Stone Pools makes the swimming pool construction process easy and informative the whole way through! We are excited to hear from you!