5 Things You Need to Know Before Building a Pool

20 August 2018
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So many variables come into play when building a pool. And when investing in something that costs thousands of dollars, you want to make sure you have put in an adequate amount of thought into your planning. In order to help you be well-prepared, we’ve put together this list of topics for you to consider. Here are the top five things you need to know before you start a pool construction project.


The first question is the biggest one on most people’s mind: how much will it cost? Obviously, the cost will depend in large part on the type of pool you want. Asking how much a pool will cost with no qualifiers as to what kind of pool you want can be like asking how much a car costs. It differs widely depending on whether you want a Honda or a Maserati.

With that being said, the best way to figure out how much your project will cost is to speak with a professional. While Google can give you ballpark figures, there really is no way to know all of the details without getting a quote from a licensed pool builder. Contact us today if you would like to schedule a free estimate.


After price, the next thing that probably comes to mind is the timeline. How long will it take to finish? Generally, we tell our clients to expect six to eight weeks for a new build, depending on the busyness of the season. And, as you would expect, your timeline can vary based on design—the size and features you desire.


Design, when it comes to pools, is an all-encompassing word that refers to the size, shape, and features of your pool. Many options exist for all of these categories, so it’s something that you will need to think through. We’ve written an article here to help you make these tough decisions, and as always, check out our Pinterest boards if you need some inspiration.


One of the most overlooked aspects of pool constructions is landscaping. A new pool can really transform your backyard, but the right landscaping can turn it into a perfect retreat. Construction of a new pool, including excavation, will necessarily mean moving some dirt around. The bonus to this, however, means you will have a clean slate to design your space with whatever grass, plant, outdoor kitchen, or patio options you want.


Finally, and most importantly, you will need to choose a contractor. Of course, you want someone who can bring your dream to life, but you also want to make sure that person is reputable. Having an experienced contractor you can trust is priceless when it comes to building a pool. Please check the Arizona Registrar of Contractors for a list of licensed professionals, and it’s always best to use a company that has been in business for many years. Saturn Pools has just completed our 14th year in business! We outlived the recession by being a company that people could trust and rely on. We didn’t throw up our shingle after the recession and will not go out of business during the next one.

We would love to partner with you on your next project and fill this vital role. Let’s connect and set up a free estimate today. And if you’re still not sure, see what our customers have said about us here!