Buying a Pool? Here’s What You Need To Know
young girl resting on a float in a pool

Spring is right around the corner which means many homeowners will be considering installing pools in their backyard. While there are many benefits to having your own home pool, there are quite a few things you need to consider before diving into the process. Here are the top five things you need to know when buying a pool.

Homeowners Insurance and Zoning

We know you and your family are excited to have your own pool and to say goodbye to swimming at the community center. But before you start looking for your dream pool landscape, you’ll want to check with your homeowner’s insurance policy to see how much your rates may increase as well as if you need to increase your homeowner’s liability.

You’ll also need to check your township rules for pool zoning to make sure you have enough space on your property as well as if it’s allowed or not. You may need to acquire a building permit depending on where you live. Additionally, you may also have to build a fence around the pool.

Yard Space

Not only do you need to think about zoning requirements, but you also need to have a clear understanding of how large your yard is. For smaller, above ground pools, this may not seem like a problem. But, when you spend time and money on an elaborate in-ground pool theme, there is nothing more disappointing than finding out you don’t actually have room for it all.

When you get a pool from Aqua Leisure Pools & Spas, we do everything in our power to ensure your yard is suited for the pool of your dreams. We complete a comprehensive layout at your home to discuss pool location, access and more to ensure your pool construction goes swimmingly.

In-Ground Vs. Above Ground

Once you’ve reviewed the requirements for insurance and your yard space, now you can really get into what matters to your family–in-ground versus above ground pools.

While both types are an investment, you need to consider your family’s finances and the type of use you’ll get out of your pool. We suggest you do research to help you decide. We’ve compiled information on the benefits of vinyl liners vs. fiberglass pools as well as the perspective costs associated with an in-ground pool.

Though it may seem that there are a lot of expenses to an in-ground pool, there are a lot of benefits too. Consider the longevity of the pool, and the overall aesthetic appeal it can add to your property. But, if you’re looking for more immediate fun, an above ground pool may be a better option for you.


We know, it’s a lot of money talk here, but it’s important to know. A pool isn’t a one and done expense, regardless of which type you pick. Not only do you have initial costs of purchasing a pool, but then there are the seasonal expenses of filling it, chemicals and other associated costs.

While it seems negative–the reality isn’t so. When you have a home pool, you have a vacation spot without driving hours away.

Swim Safety

For many families, a pool isn’t just a place of fun, it’s a place of learning. Teaching your kids how to swim and how to exercise pool and water safety is greatly important and something you’ll want to do far before the pool is filled.

Safe Kids Pennsylvania has great tips for families when it comes to water safety.

Dive Into Your Dream Pool

Getting a swimming pool is a big decision and one you should do your research on. Luckily, when you get a pool from Aqua Leisure Pools & Spas we work with you to ensure your budget, space, and family needs are met.

Contact Aqua Leisure Pools & Spas Today For A Free Quote

Your vision for your home oasis is just a phone call away. Contact Aqua Leisure Pools & Spas today to begin the process.