If you've always dreamt of having one right in your own premises, now may be the best time to make a plan as pool building package prices have fallen by up to 30 percent because of the economic downturn.
On the other hand, it still remains a huge investment, so it's vital to make smart choices with regard to the contractor, the pool designer, your desired pool size, shape, type and the area where you want to install it.
You swimming pool's dimension and form should be based upon your financial capacity, size of the area and your family's need and design wishes.
Swim spas are very popular these days in fact a growing number of homeowners are building one for their families and some are upgrading their existing pools to transform it to a small pool that generates manmade current which allows a user to swim in place.
Swim spas and lap pools are designed for training or exercise but today you can build a recreational pool equipped with spa equipment so owners can both enjoy their pools for swimming fun as well as for their fitness routine.
Many homeowners these days also prefer to install their swimming pool close to the kitchen because they want ready access to the house which makes it easier to bring food and drinks out for parties or intimate gatherings and makes it fast and easy for them to clean up afterwards.
It's also easier for parents to keep an eye on the pool from the house when they have little kids swimming in the pool.
If you want to build a pool that has the feel of a vacation getaway, then you can opt to build a somewhat secluded swimming pool where you can have rest and relaxation time.
Make certain that your backyard oasis is connected to the house with a flattened and well-lit path.
You also need to consider the total size of the area when making plans for your pool so you can still allot a sizeable space for a deck for your outdoor furniture pieces and perhaps a small outdoor kitchen or a grill.
If you have a big outdoor space then it would be nice to construct a cabana with a shower or a powder room.
The majority of today's plunge pools are built using vinyl, fiberglass, or concrete.
Vinyl is the cheapest option whilst fiberglass pools are pre-molded and designed with steps, benches, and swim outs already in place.
Concrete pools are erected through shooting a mix of cement, sand, water, and aggregate troweled smooth before it sets and a coat of plaster is applied afterwards.
There are two classes of concrete, wet and dry.
Whichever type of swimming pool you wish to build and put in your backyard, make sure that you hire a reputed builder that can bring your dream pool into reality.