Disappointments and stress are the last things you want as a new pool owner. To avoid this, refrain from making the following three deadly pool-purchasing mistakes:
Failure to fully understand your pool contract and warranty
Not understanding your pool warranty and contract is a deadly mistake. Always remember, "The devil is in the details". A pool warranty covers three parts of a pool. These have to do with structural, equipment and plumbing aspects. In terms of equipment, ensure all equipments (heater, filter, and pump) originate from the same manufacturer. This way, you have one warranty covering your main equipment. Pose the question, "who warranties what?" For example, who warranties the filter and pump? Is it the dealer or manufacturer? When it comes to the structure, ensure your pool has structural integrity in terms of reinforcements, walls and concrete. Also, check for structural strength of partitions. Regarding plumbing, ensure that your prospective pool does not have plumbing issues such as water loss due to leaks.
Failure to choose a pool design for your specific need
The common phrase "form will always follow function" applies here. What purpose is your pool going to serve? Before you purchase a pool, have in mind the specific function of your pool. For example, if you plan to use your pool for family entertainment, settle for one with safety features like fencing or gating. This controls access to the pool. If the pool is intended for exercises or physical therapy, it is prudent to opt for one with built in spa jets, long shallow area, or even pull up bars. All these are tailored for physical exercises. If the pool will be for general/public entertainment, you can choose one with lighting and special landscaping features (like waterfalls or water fountains) around the pool.
Failure to consider the overall cost of ownership
A common mistake most pool buyers make is focusing on the up-front price and paying little attention to the daily operational costs. Always focus on the long term. The best deal would be to purchase a pool with minimal maintenance in the future. Settle for pools that are known to need less resurfacing, replacement parts, cleaning and chemicals during their lifetime. Before making a purchase, ensure you have information about any additional costs regarding the daily operations of the pool. This will help you ascertain whether in the days ahead, you'll be able to put up with the maintenance expenses involved.
When making a pool purchase, you need to consider a myriad of issues. Be sure to avoid the above three mistakes at all costs. For more information, contact a a pool contractor, such as Rainbow Quartz.