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5 Things To Consider Before Buying a Pool

With the hot summers we enjoy in College Station, Texas, a pool is almost a must for any home with a substantial backyard space. A pool gives you and the family a chance to cool off as well as a space to entertain. A built-in custom pool can also make quite a statement and possibly even raise your home value. But a pool is a big investment and requires some construction to do well. If you’re thinking of buying a pool to enjoy this summer, here are a few things to consider first.

Zoning Laws

Installing an in-ground pool is a construction project, so before anything else, check the zoning laws in your area. There may be permits that you need or specific ways that the pool has to be constructed in order to work. If you begin this project without checking the zoning laws, you might end up paying hefty fines...and you might not get your pool, after all.


Everyone wants a pool that they can enjoy during the hot summers, but how much maintenance are you prepared to do? Do you have time to regularly clean the pool or treat the water so that it stays clear and bright for summers to come? If not, do you have the budget to hire a pool technician to maintain the upkeep of your pool? Look into the amount of maintenance that the pool would require and decide if that’s the right choice for you, as well as looking into lower maintenance pool options.


As with any investment, consider your budget. How much can you comfortably spend on this pool? Do some research on the cost of in-ground pools and the options available. It’s a good idea to set a budget as well as a list of features that you want for the pool, in order of priority. This way you can determine what you’re willing to put your budget towards and what features you can do without or might be willing to add later.


You want the pool itself to be beautiful, but you want the same for the area around it. The whole space should be an ideal getaway for your friends and family to enjoy. You might want to install some lights so you can enjoy the pool at night, some nearby water features to amplify the watery space, or greenery that won’t be too affected by the pool. The choice is yours.

Pool Construction Crew

It’s not enough to just know the kind of pool you want. You should also know the pool company that you want to install it, whether contractors or a pool company. Look into a few different pool companies and read their reviews to determine whether or not they have a good reputation in your area. From there, you can schedule consultations and ask for references until you find a pool construction crew you feel comfortable with.

Ready for your own pool? In College Station, Donnelly Pools, LLC has you covered with beautiful construction of in-ground pools. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation for your own pool.

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