Read This Before You Hire a Pool Contractor

Posted April 7, 2022 in Blog, Design/Build, Fence, General, Landscape Design, Plant and Tree, Pool, Videos

You’ve been dreaming of a new pool in your Center Valley, Pennsylvania backyard for a while, and now you’re ready to make a move. You can envision enjoying summer evenings relaxing poolside with neighbors, entertaining family, and enjoying a quiet weekend in your very own tranquil retreat–no travel required!

But many homeowners partner with the wrong pool contractor in the Lehigh Valley and end up with mediocre results because they don’t spend the time to properly envision their space as a whole before construction of the new pool begins.

Here are some mistakes to avoid when building a new pool:

  • Don’t focus on just the pool and worry about “the rest” later! Visualize your entire space as a whole

Nothing is worse than a beautiful crystal-blue swimming pool that is surrounded by dirt and mud, young plants that haven’t bloomed, features that don’t match your home, and other eyesores. But if you don’t properly plan the timing of your pool dig, the planting of your landscaping & grass, the look & feel of your space, and the timeline for the construction of your new outdoor living space you could have major eyesores once your new pool is built.

No matter what your visions include, we know that each and every outdoor living space should be inspired and grounded by the architecture of your home. This is why your designer will use the style of your house to help you create a seamless connection from the interior of your home to your new exterior space. Using their design expertise and construction knowledge, your designer will help you select similar materials, finishes, and features that naturally connect to your home, optimize how and when your landscape will grow in to avoid eyesores, and make sure your new pool never feels ‘empty’.

  • Know where your fence should be around your new pool

You should not have to access an unnecessary gate to your pool. Nor should you ever feel like you’re “in prison” while using your pool. This is why you need to plan your fence, visualize what it will look like, and feel how it will connect with your home before you build your pool.

We know that your fence doesn’t belong directly around your pool. This will make you feel confined because it doesn’t take into consideration everything else in your outdoor living space. This is why we help our clients create a free flow throughout their new outdoor living space by making sure every feature of the new outdoor living space is properly connected with the right access.

  • Eliminate errors and mistakes when building your new pool

One of the most common mistakes is building the pool too close to the house. Building your new pool too close to the house could cause a host of problems, from water damage to foundation issues. This is why it’s important to work with a designer who understands how to mitigate water issues and avoid common construction errors.

At MasterPLAN, we are designers who build. Not builders trying to design. With a strong appreciation for architecture and unique construction background, we take a different approach to designing and building every project. Our proven process mitigates construction and communication errors which saves our clients time and money throughout the construction process.

Designing and building a new outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that you don’t want to work with a contractor that will waste your money and you don’t want to get stuck wasting your valuable time managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other important details.  You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners – just like you – to eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.  We make your unique journey stress-free by using our award-winning design/build process to handle all communication with your HOA and township, develop your plans, obtain your building permits, manage any and all engineering, schedule your inspections and so much more!

Here’s how to do it:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!


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In the meantime, download your exclusive copy of the Top 5 Design Secrets your Contractor Doesn’t Know. So you can stop fearing that you will make the wrong decisions about your new outdoor living space and instead be confident when selecting the right firm to help transform your backyard into the outdoor living space you always dreamed of!

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