5 Things to Consider Before Getting a Pool

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Things to Consider Before Getting a Pool

Grab the sunscreen, towels, and your favorite floaties: swim season is nearly here! With loads of family fun time, relaxation, and exercise a pool can provide, it’s no wonder so many New Yorkers are getting a pool for their backyard. If you would like to add the privacy and unlimited use of your own pool, then you have come to the right place. Orange County Pools & Spas has been in the pool industry since 1969 and is now the premier pool builder in the Hudson Valley. Here are five things to consider before getting a pool.

1. What is your budget for getting a pool?

Before you ever get started, it’s important to think through and set your budget. But don’t worry, setting a budget doesn’t mean you can’t get what you want. We offer a variety of pool options in a range of price points. Our design team will work with you to help you build your dream pool while staying within your limits.

Remember, the cost of building a pool is more than just the pool itself. Also think about landscaping, equipment, decking, and accessories such as furniture and toys. You may also consider working with our trusted financing partners to help make the process quick and hassle-free. 

2. What type of pool is best for you?

At Orange County Pool & Spas, we offer above ground, inground, and on-ground pools. Additionally, our inground pool options include gunite, vinyl, and fiberglass. Each is a great option with many perks. Which pool type is best for you comes down to your backyard space, typical user load, primary use, budget, personal preference, and other factors. If you’re not sure which pool type might be best for you, contact our team to discuss the options and weigh the perks of each.

3. What design features do you want to be included?

The additional design features to a pool are not only fun, but they are also practical for increasing your pool enjoyment. Some of the most popular pool features include underwater LED lights, a waterfall or other water features, a slide, and tanning ledges. Read here for more on some of the top Hudson Valley pool design features, and check out our gallery of past projects for more ideas.

4. What type of landscaping do you want?

Landscaping may not be first on your mind when building a pool, but it is a critical piece. Landscaping gives your pool a complete look, provides natural privacy, and increases the wow factor. Many pool owners also want to add elements of hardscaping, such as walkways, a patio, or a pergola to gather under. Consider not only what your family would most enjoy, but what fits into your budget.

5. What do you want in a pool contractor?

A great pool contractor is honest, has high integrity and work ethic, experienced, knowledgeable, and well-reviewed by past clients. At Orange County Pools & Spas, it is these very qualities that have made us the top pool builder in the Hudson Valley. If you’re ready to build your dream backyard pool, contact our team today or stop by one of our two locations in New Windsor and  Mohegan Lake. We look forward to working with you!

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