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5 Things To Consider When Building OKC Swimming Pools

Red Valley Landscape-14Now is the time to plan adding a swimming pool to your backyard so you can enjoy that sparkling water this summer. Constructing the perfect outdoor pool is a process that takes a little time to complete due to all the construction components and curing requirements. Red Valley Landscape has put together a checklist of 5 things to consider when building a swimming pool.

1. Finding an OKC Swimming Pool Contractor

Choosing a swimming pool builder in OKC is one of the most important decisions you will make. Look for pool builders that offer a strong portfolio of   examples and recommendations. Learn how long your contractor has been building pools. Do your research and ask for references. Understand that not all swimming pools are not built the same quality. Ask questions to educate yourself on how your pool will be constructed. Find a contractor that is willing to listen and work with you throughout the entire process and communicates with their clients.

2. Creating the Perfect Pool Design

An experienced swimming pool designer will guide you through the process of laying out a design that fits well in your yard’s space and family needs. Your design should render a plan that is visually appealing, functionally versatile and takes into consideration all building codes and drainage requirements. You can’t shop for swimming pools in Oklahoma City the way you would a car.

3. Swimming Pool Prices

Being smart about your swimming pool design can save you money. A good pool builder will help you create the best design and construction for your budget. Don’t shop by phone. There are many things that go into swimming pool construction that you can’t see on the surface. A quality contractor won’t quote you a price over the phone. Every pool is different and every bid for construction will have unique variables.

4. Getting Bids from Contractors

Getting competitive bids is an important part of choosing your builder. Don’t over analyze the bid process. Many people think more bids are better and end up confused and overwhelmed. Research potential design firms and find 2-3 construction companies that showcase quality design experience, construction quality and examples of work. Don’t let price be the only deciding factor. There is an old rule of thumb that seems true for most things in life: “ you get what you pay for.”

5. Put Safety First

 A good construction company will know your local building codes. All too often attention is strongly placed on aesthetic beauty and not enough on proper safety. Your family and pets safety should be a priority in the design process and good pool builders will make sure you have the appropriate gates, latches, and safety measures in place.

Red Valley Landscape knows that building a swimming pool is an exciting time for a family. We work hard to help make pool construction easy and help your family enjoy a lifetime of “Outdoor Living At Its Finest”. With over 17 years of experience, spend a little time gathering ideas from our pool gallery and just think of the possibilities for your backyard.

Red Valley Landscape is a full service OKC landscape design and construction firm located in Oklahoma City (OKC). We service Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Mustang, Yukon, Piedmont, Nichols Hills and all the surrounding towns outside the OKC metro area. We specialize in outdoor living environments, outdoor kitchens, patios, fireplaces, in-ground swimming pools and everything you need to make an amazing landscape around your home.  Call us for a free consultation (405) 509-2300 or email me directly at Let us help your family experience “Outdoor Living At Its Finest”.






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