Things to Consider When Deciding on a Pool:

  • Choosing a pool is no easy decision

    These days there’s a swimming pool that’s right for virtually every individual or family looking to add the distinct lifestyle advantage of a backyard vacation to their home or property. Radiant Pools offers options for everyone, including aboveground, semi-inground and inground pools. So how do you decide which works best for you? The answer isn’t easy, because there are considerations that make each pool an attractive option. Generally, the aboveground versus semi or inground decision relies on four basic factors: Budget, Installation and Style, Size and Shape and Value.

  • Budget

    While either type of pool can add both aesthetic and intrinsic value to your home, there is a significant price difference between most aboveground and inground options. Aboveground pools generally cost less than semi-inground and inground pools as the expense of ground preparation and other materials is much less.

  • Installation and Style

    What kind of landscape do you have? Is your yard on a slope? Is the terrain rocky? Do you have deed or neighborhood restrictions? It’s very important to consider all your limitations as well as the possibilities when planning your backyard pool. Radiant Pools offers installation options and alternatives to address whatever challenges arise when choosing the right pool for your property. It’s always best to know what you can and can’t do before you make your investment.

  • Size and Shape

    When adding a swimming pool, you must consider two areas: The available lot space on your property for the addition of a pool, and the area of the pool itself in relation to that space. Are there any local zoning limitations to consider? How will the pool look once installed? Will the pool be a pleasing addition to your existing lot, or will it completely dominate your available space?

  • Value

    With Radiant Pools, there is little distinction between aboveground, semi and inground swimming pools. Every Radiant Pool offers distinct features and benefits that can increase the value of your property. Aboveground pools can be dismantled, can move if you do, and can even be re-sold if you desire. Semi-Inground and Inground pools are permanent additions to a space that can add lasting value to a property whether you stay or decide to move. The Non-Prorated Lifetime Warranty is Fully Transferable for every Radiant Pool. Now that’s true resale value!

  • Things To Do Before You Purchase Your Pool

    Here’s a strong beginning checklist of reminders to execute on your own or with your pool builder before investing in your backyard vacation.

    • Check the code first
    • Research is key and information is free
    • Will you need an installer
    • Ask questions. Then ask more questions.
  • Check the code first

    Before heading down the road to owning a swimming pool, be sure to check with your local building code enforcement office to determine what can (and sometimes cannot) be added to your property. Each township, borough or county will likely have restrictions on proximity to property lines, utilities, safety or zoning restrictions, even mandatory green ordinances that could limit the size or style of your swimming pool. Knowing what your locality allows will help you define limits for your new swimming pool.

  • Research is key and information is free

    Whether it’s on a website, in a showroom, or via literature and videos provided by a swimming pool contractor or manufacturer, there’s never been more information available about swimming pools and swimming pool installation. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the styles of pools and options available to you, the maintenance associated with those pools, and the general process of pool installation.

  • Will you need an installer?

    Swimming pools are constructed on your property. Installing a Radiant Pool can be a quick and easy DIY job as with the Metric Series Round pool or a custom inground building project. As such, the degree of expertise and experience of your swimming pool supplier and contractor is absolutely essential. Be sure to check references by calling or visiting previous customers, and ask questions about your particular project. It’s your investment. Reputable pool contractors and pool suppliers understand that, and should take the time to answer all your questions. Radiant Pools offers tech support to all it dealers and DIYers.

  • Ask questions. Then ask more questions

    Any number of questions may apply to your unique situation. What comes standard with my pool purchase? What safety considerations should I make? How much does yearly maintenance cost for the pools the supplier recommends? What’s the difference between an aboveground and inground pool? How long will the project take the builder? Do you offer financing? What guarantees or warranties does the builder offer? Remember, the only truly bad question is the one that goes unasked. The amount of time you invest now in preparing to purchase a pool is returned to you over and over again each time you take a swim. It’s worth the long term peace of mind so you can simply relax and enjoy your pool.