Whether an inground swimming pool is the best choice for your Toronto yard will depend on a number of factors. After reading this article, you will know exactly what those factors are and will hopefully be able to make an informed decision as to what type of pool is best suited to your yard. In the event that you are still unsure, please do not hesitate to call and ask for assistance. We are always more than happy to explain the pros and cons of various different pool types to prospective customers and to answer any questions you may have about the whole process of buying and installing a new pool in the grounds of your property.
Installing Inground Pools: Factors to Consider
The following factors are those that are the most important for you to consider before deciding whether an inground installation is the best choice for your home.
- Is Access to Your Yard Limited? – If it would be impossible to manoeuvre a large crane into position, in order to lower a new fiberglass pool into your yard, you may have to consider another type, such as a conventional cement and sand or poured concrete pool. However, if there is no way that large trucks would be able to deliver the necessary materials for one for these pool types, a smaller, above ground model could be the only practical alternative.
- What is Your Yard Like Beneath the Surface? – If your house was built on land under which hard, impenetrable rock lies, excavating a hole large enough for a decent-sized pool could turn out to be prohibitively expensive, or completely impossible in some cases. Houses built on land with a high water table under the surface may have back yards that are not suitable for poured concrete or gunite, but fiberglass inground pools are still a practical alternative for such properties. Because the new pool is filled with water shortly after being lowered into position, and the hole backfilled at the same time, it is not normally necessary to try to battle the high water level for more than a few hours.
- Are You Worried about Your Lawn? – With the need to bring trucks in to remove the earth that is excavated when installing inground pools, it is inevitable that any grass in the vicinity is liable to be damaged. If such damage will cause you great distress, an above ground pool could be a better choice. On the other hand, if you have patience and don’t mind a little disturbance, the grass in question should eventually grow back. If not, you can always lay new turf.
- Are Neighbours a Concern? – If the only access to your property is adjacent to a neighbour’s property, you may have to consider their feelings when deciding between above ground and inground pools; an inground model will certainly involve more heavy machinery making an appearance on your property. However, the excavation work can be completed in a matter of hours and it doesn’t take long to have the earth removed by truck so unless your neighbours are particularly intolerant, you shouldn’t have a problem with them.
If you can’t think of any reasons why the installation of inground pools would be a bad idea in the part of Toronto where your home is situated, call Seabreeze today to request a competitive quotation. With years of experience and a highly professional team, we are one of the very best pool contractors in the area and we guarantee that we will make a good job of your new pool, whatever your needs may be.