Installing A Swimming Pool in Mallorca
Building your very own swimming pool in Mallorca. What could be better than having a swimming pool available on demand for your very own private use? So what are the choices, what’s the difference between a good pool and a bad pool, and how do you know whether having one is right for you?
While there is little doubt that an outdoor pool is viewed as an asset to a house that can comfortably accommodate it, many risks also must be taken into account. There’s no doubt it will be a major investment and the range of options is increasing all the time. But, as we know with any major work, the key always is to do your homework. If this is done right the new addition to your property will be the ultimate luxury. So, without further ado – here are 9 things to consider before taking the plunge and building your own.
Factors to take into account when building a swimming pool in Mallorca
Why should I install a pool?
First you need to establish your reasons for installing a swimming pool. These will essentially influence exactly how it will look – from its shape, depth, size and even the type of construction that comes into play. Will you use it for exercise, recreation or relaxing? Is it for your children to enjoy, or do you want to make the most of your surrounding landscape? Once you have a clear idea of its purpose, the rest of the decisions won’t be so hard to work through.
Is my site up to it?
Swimming pools are easier to build on a level site so if your site slopes steeply, construction costs will most likely be much higher. Ground conditions such as very sandy, rocky or unstable soil will also make the building of your swimming pool in Mallorca much trickier.
The size and location of your property will also naturally determine the size and shape of your pool. Shading from other buildings or neighbouring trees will also limit where you can position itl. However, working alongside an expert, such as the team at Paul Renovation Construction and Renovation, will mean that you can find the solutions to such pressing and important issues.
Where shall I install it?
Once you’ve decided on the type of pool you want, it’s time to work out the best place to position it. At this stage it is fundamental to consult a building and construction company such as Paul Robinson Construction and Renovation to find out what are the laws and local regulations. Failing to take this into account could land you in hot water. As well as making an extra financial cost, you may be ordered to remove your swimming pool in Mallorca.
What will it cost?
The cost of a basic concrete pool is similar to one made of fibreglass composite, but as many concrete pools have a customised shape and size, their price is often higher. But, many additional costs need to be factored in, including heating, covers, decking and landscaping. Then there are the ongoing costs of filtration (running and servicing pumps and filters) and keeping the water clean (chemicals, saltwater chlorinators, self-cleaning units and suction cleaners).
Shall i install it above or below the ground?
The first question to consider when determining your swimming pool in Mallorca is whether the pool should be in the ground or above it. Soil excavation and removal is costly but in-ground pools generally have a more permanent feel than most above-ground types. However, if you have a steep site it may be cheaper, faster and easier to install an above-ground fibreglass pool with a surrounding deck. If you’re not sure which type of pool is best for you do not hesitate to get in touch with us today,
What materials should I use?
The two most popular materials used for pool construction are concrete and fibreglass composite. Vinyl pools are also another option. A steel-reinforced in-ground concrete pool has traditionally been viewed as the strongest and most durable pool option but advances in fibreglass composite technology have increased this material’s longevity and strength vastly.
On the other end of the spectrum, the installation of a concrete pool will be lengthier than fibreglass because the pool will be built entirely on site. Concrete construction is also very weather dependent and the porous nature of concrete can lead to algae and mould issues if the interior surface is not properly finished.
Thinking of the environment
When building a pool it is very important to consider the environment as well as your health. A natural pool is a new trend that is growing in popularity with those who dislike pool chemicals and prefer a more naturalistic look in their gardens. These in-ground pools are lined but rely on natural processes and filtering, including plants, to keep the pool clean.
Common mistakes to avoid!
- Cutting corners to save you money is never worth it with swimming pools.
- Choosing the wrong location for the pool will mean that you can’t move around it easily, and thus will not use it as often as you would like.
- Skimping on decking or paved areas around the pool may save you money at first but trying to add more space after the construction process is finished will end up being more expensive.
- Underestimating the size of the project. It is always better to be realistic, taking into account any possible risks.
Talk to us today about installing a dream pool at your property.