Thinking About A Pool This Season? Pool Planning Tips For Your Backyard Getaway!

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  • Published
  • February 15, 2017

It may have been hard to think about any Spring and Summer backyard planning in December and January but with March and April quickly approaching this is the time to get off the fence. If you are planning to put in a pool this season and create the ultimate backyard oasis, here is a list of things to consider:

Choosing a Pool Type:

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IN-GROUND POOLS differ from On-Ground and Above-Ground styles in the fact that they are fully submerged into the ground and are typically finished around the pool with a concrete, interlock or flagstone surface. Style and shape options for in-ground pools are endless and can be created to suit almost any homeowner’s desire. Beyond the pool itself there is landscaping to keep in mind such as the style of surface you are interested in as well as water features that can be incorporated into the pool, cabanas to house equipment, exterior landscape lighting, and so much more.

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ON-GROUND POOLS differ from In-Ground and Above-Ground styles in the fact that they can be partially submerged into the ground and are typically finished with a wood deck around the pool. In certain areas the type of soil may affect costs. Rocky soil can be more expensive to excavate. In these cases, a better choice may be a semi in-ground (or On-Ground) pool to reduce excavation costs. For backyards with considerable grade issues, the On-Ground pool is an ideal option that can accommodate a sloped backyard.


ABOVE-GROUND POOLS: Create your own personal “staycation” resort at home and transform your backyard into an oasis with a new Above-Ground swimming pool! We have a wide selection of Above-Ground swimming pool styles that won’t break the bank, are sure to fit into almost any backyard, adding beauty to your landscape and bringing home fun for the entire family.

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Why plan now in the middle of Winter?

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a dip in the pool. If the idea of having your own backyard pool oasis appeals to you, then you may want to consider booking now or at the latest, early Spring as the season for installation is very short. Now is a great time to think about what kind of pool you want and get the ball rolling before installation windows book up and you are left out in the cold! The enquiries have already started flowing in!

Now is the perfect time to call one of our stores, begin the process and get an installation date as early in the season as possible. The last thing you want is for Spring to “Spring up” and we have to inform you that our installers are booked until nearly the middle of summer. Don’t get caught with the last minute-ers, stuck in the middle of “pool install date bottleneck” and book today!

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Canadian summers are short and when the mercury in the thermometer hits the breaking point you will not want to be left wishing that you had called early enough to have your pool installed at the beginning of Spring. Planning your Spring installation now will ensure that you are able to get the most use out of your pool throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Early planning will allow you to see the big picture and complete the job all at once. If you book too late in the season you become subject to partial completion of the overall project. The beauty of booking your installation now for a Spring build is that you can finish the pool installation and simultaneously be working on the landscaping and any deck work to have the jobs completed within the same timeframe.

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Booking early also allows you to take advantage of the previous year’s pricing! The costs of goods go up every year as the prices increase from manufacturers and suppliers for things like steel, vinyl, and equipment. Jumping on your pool project early will ensure you a much better deal NOW before the season is in full swing and the suppliers and manufacturers’ costs increase. Each year we introduce revolutionary new products and equipment that make pool ownership easier and more enjoyable. With a Spring installation, you will also have first crack at the newest items on the market to show your friends and family.

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Designing your pool is a memorable experience that you will be sure to remember forever. One of the key design features is your pool liner, and each season we showcase the best liner design patterns in the industry that are sure to accent the ever changing modern backyard space. With an early installation, you get to take advantage of these new styles and patterns to compliment that outdoor space.



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Lastly, one of the most time-consuming parts of installing a pool is the process of acquiring the correct permits and researching the applicable bylaws to ensure the pool is installed to code. Many projects require conservation permits, and/or developer’s clearance permits that can take many months to acquire. When you book your pool installation now for a Spring build you will grant yourself the time to acquire these permits avoiding the red-tape time guzzler and make your install go as smoothly as possible.

Now you are ready to make your backyard poolside oasis a reality and enjoy your custom retreat right in the comfort of your own backyard. Contact us to get the process started!

Discounter’s Pool & Spa Warehouse offers monthly expert advice on enjoying and maintaining your indoor and outdoor pool or spa. Visit their online store for a full range of pool products and spa accessories, including all chemicals featured in this post, and check out their profile on FS Local.

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