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Start Planning Now For Next Summer’s Backyard Oasis

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Q: When is the best time of year to build a swimming pool or plan a backyard renovation?
A: Most homeowners picture having a pool or outdoor project done in the spring, similar to planting flowers or sprucing up their lawn for the season, which is understandable. However, a new pool can take three weeks or three months to finish, depending on the scope of the project. Once the pool is done, there is still landscaping and repairing of the yard to consider. We tell customers any time of the year is a good time to build and to plan on the first season being a transition from their current yard to the backyard oasis they have been dreaming about. With the surge in the economy and new home construction in full swing, we are scheduling well into early summer 2019 for new projects.

Q: How do a I find a good swimming pool builder?
A: In the Kansas City market, it can be difficult to know which swimming pool builder is a good fit for you and your project. We think there are three criteria for choosing the right company. One, seek a builder that has a reputation and track record of reliability, certification of industry qualifications and dependability. Second, a builder should offer the stability of servicing what they sell. Being the company to go to for warranty on equipment as well as opening and closing services is helpful. Finally, look for a company that has a brick-and-mortar location to get advice, product knowledge, and of course all the fun stuff that goes along with having a swimming pool in your backyard. 

Written by: Vince Davenport

Since the construction of our first pool in 1979, Swim Things has grown to become Kansas City’s largest and most innovative pool company. Selected as one of the top 50 pool builders in the nation, our long-standing commitment to excellence is trumped only by our dedication to exceptional customer service. At Swim Things, our experienced team is eager to guide you through the process of planning, designing, building, embellishing and maintaining your investment. In addition to unsurpassed craftsmanship in pool construction, Swim Things offers the highest quality chemicals and parts, along with our commitment to educate and provide our customers with proven maintenance techniques to ensure their pool lasts a lifetime. With most pool companies, the relationship ends after installation; at Swim Things, we know it’s just beginning. So jump in and experience our passion.