Deciding to build a pool can open the door to many questions. While some answers may require more of an in-depth explanation from the pool builder of your choice, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the most commonly asked questions prior to making the decision of pool ownership. Read on below to learn a bit more about the pool building process and to get better insight into important questions about building a pool that homeowners often asked. 

1. How do I plan to use my pool?
This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s worth asking. Figuring out the answer will help you know what type of pool to go for. For instance, if you want a pool for aesthetics and relaxation, a traditional inground vinyl liner or fiberglass pool will work. However, if you’re looking for something more geared toward exercise, a lap pool, or even a swim spa, might be a better choice for you. Knowing how you’re going to use the pool will help ensure you design it in a way that best suits your needs. 

2. Will a pool fit in my backyard?
While the space of your property will best dictate how a pool will fit, most properties can accommodate a pool. A lap pool in a tiny backyard is highly unlikely, but perfectly sized cocktail pools can make a  big impression. Talk with your builder to determine the best design for your property that maximizes your space while still meeting your needs.  

3. How long does it take to construct a pool?
Predicting an exact timeline for pool construction is difficult because a lot of factors come into play here. Factors include weather, inspections, and project complexity. Your pool builder will be able to expand more on the expected timeline for your project. 

4. How much time is needed for pool maintenance?
Technology has helped improve the labor required for regular pool maintenance. The integration of automated pool systems and energy-efficient equipment will affect the expected pool maintenance time each week. With automated devices, homeowners can automate a set period of frequent cleaning schedules to make for an easier and stress-free pool ownership experience. 

5. Will a pool add to the value of my home?
The overall consensus is yes, a pool does add to the resale value of a home. And depending on your location, it could be anywhere between 8 to 15 percent. Basing your pool purchase solely on resale value may not be the best reason to purchase a pool, but it’s good to know that it will yield positive results should you decide to sell your home at some point. 

6. How much does a pool cost?
There’s no easy answer here. The cost of a pool depends on several factors including size, shape, type, features, geographical location, and so much more. Give local reputable pool builders a call to learn more about their company, their building practices, and their reputation. And don’t always be driven by price alone. When it comes to pool companies, you get what you pay for. A less expensive pool doesn’t always mean you’re getting a good deal. Many non-reputable pool builders sell themselves as affordable but can leave you with serious problems down the road. 

7. Where will the pool be located?
There’s a lot to consider here. Your property layout will be the most effective guide as electrical and water lines, plumbing considerations and more determine this. Your pool builder will work with you to determine the best placement of the pool on your property. 

8. What will my pool look like?
In most instances, the possibilities are endless! Find pictures of your dream pool and bring them to your pool builder. From the layout to extra features and landscaping, they’ll work with you to ensure you get the pool you’ve always wanted. We invite you to browse our gallery of projects for more inspiration on your upcoming project. 

9. What special features would suit my pool?
The answer is based solely on your choice, but there are several options to consider. There are a variety of features that builders can integrate into your design. Water features, fire features, beach entries, sun shelves, deck jets and so much more. Work with your pool designer to determine what you absolutely must have and go from there. 

10. How do I choose the right pool builder?
Depending on your location, pool builders may be in abundance, but that’s not always a good thing. Do your due diligence in finding the right pool builder. Ask for references, follow up on their Better Business Bureau rating, ask about their involvement in other industry organizations or certifications earned, and read their reviews online. You want to ensure your chosen pool builder adheres to the highest standards of pool building. 

Your East Rochester Pool Building Experts
These are just a few of the questions many homeowners look to get answered when in the initial phase of deciding to build a pool. We invite you to give us a call to talk with our design experts to learn more about the East Rochester pool building process and answer any additional questions you may have prior to beginning the pool building process. Pool ownership is a big investment, and we look forward to being a reliable source of information and your chosen pool builder in East Rochester and the surrounding areas.


Pettis Pools & Patios is a Greece pool builder proudly serving East Rochester, Wayne County, Ontario County and the surrounding areas. Family-owned and operated since 1962, Pettis Pools & Patios specializes in all pool and hot tub services, including new pool construction, hot tub sales & installation, and swim spa sales & installation. Pettis Pools & Patios also serves as a leading pool & hot tub service provider throughout the area, specializing in regular pool service, inground vinyl liner replacement, hot tub service, LOOP-LOC safety cover installations, and much more. Pettis Pools & Patios is proud to have two conveniently located pool supply stores in Greece and East Rochester, where pool owners can find all of their pool and hot tub care needs. 

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