Deciding to build a pool can open the door to many questions. While some answers may require more of an in-depth explanation, 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 often asked. 

1. How Do I Plan to Use My Pool?

This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s worth asking. Figuring this out 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 pool will work. However, if you’re looking for something more geared toward exercise, a lap pool is more suitable. 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 if a pool will even fit, most properties can accommodate a pool. While a lap pool in a tiny backyard is highly unlikely, perfectly sized cocktail pools can make a  big impression. Talk with your builder to determine the best design for your property. 

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. Many builders are experiencing a delay in construction at this time due to the pandemic. 

4. How much time is needed for pool maintenance?

Technology has helped improve the labor required for regular pool maintenance. Depending on the integration of automated pool systems and energy-efficient equipment will affect the expected pool maintenance time. With automated devices, homeowners can automate a set period of frequent cleaning schedules. 

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 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, your geographical location, and so much more. Today’s pools begin at $50,000 and will increase based on the desired features and outdoor living needs. 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 it 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. 

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, raised spas 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, read their reviews online. You want to ensure your chosen pool builder adheres to the highest standards of pool building. 

Your Dallas Pool Building Experts

Hopefully, most of your initial questions have been answered here. If not, we invite you to give the pool building experts at Hobert Pools & Spas a call to talk with our pool designers to learn more about the pool building process and answer any additional questions you may have prior to building your pool. 


Hobert Pools is a Dallas pool builder proudly serving Rockwall, Frisco & surrounding areas. Family-owned and operated since 1975, Hobert Pools specializes in new pool & spa construction, outdoor living design, natural pools, and fire & water feature aesthetics. Hobert Pools is uniquely qualified to build your backyard retreat.

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