As a man of the world, it’s important to be at the top of your game. We all love our toys and gadgets. And, of course, our pad is also a top priority. The bachelor pad is a fortress of solitude for many a modern man. It’s like the last bastion of man space we have left in the world. And because of this we take that very seriously, as we should. But there’s no doubt you’re probably looking for ways to improve your man-pad whenever and wherever you can.
One of the best ways you can add wow factor to your place is to get your own pool installed. It’s not a crazy as it might seem. If you have a place with its own garden, this would be a perfect opportunity. Think about how much this will elevate your place to new levels of awesome. Think about the look on your friends’ faces when they come round to your already awesome place only to be greeted by new levels of awesome!
So, how, you might ask, do you go about preparing for your first pool? Well, here is a ten step guide to everything you need to know.
Make Sure You Have Space
The first thing you need to do is to ensure you have enough space in the garden to have a pool. If you own a huge property, you might even think about an indoor pool. But that’s a different kettle of fish. For now, go outside and take some measurements. Figure out how big the garden is and what size of pool will fit. Make a decision about what size pool you want, and how much space that’ll leave you with.
Next up, you need to start the process of saving up. Whatever kind of pool you want to get it’s not going to be cheap. So you need to be sure you’re going to have the money to finance such extravagance. If you have an awesome job (which you probably do because you’re awesome), you might find it easy to save. But regardless, you need to start saving sooner rather than later. As soon as you make the decision that you want to get a pool you should begin putting money aside.
Decide on the Type of Pool
Now you’re going to need to consider the type of pool you want to have. You can get a pool installed, which might be preferable. It’ll look better and take up less space. But it may mean more work and extra cost. Or you can purchase a pool that you assemble that sits in the garden. Take your time to make the right decision before you settle on what you want. As another option, you might wish to consider a hot tub. It’s a rather different proposition to a pool, but you’ll be able to host one hell of a party!
Come up With a Design
Once you’ve done this the next stage is going to be to come up with some design ideas. If you fancy yourself as a creative type, you may want to pen some design ideas yourself. If not you could enlist the help of a designer or even an artistic friend. Don’t be afraid to play around with design ideas. Remember, this is your pool, so it’s important to get it just the way you want it to be.
Get Planning Permission
When you’ve got design ideas, and you’ve settled on the kind of pool you want you’ll need to check about planning permission. If you’re going to be digging up the ground to install a pool you might need to get planning permission. If this is the case, you’ll have to have plans and a proposal to hand to show what you intend to do.
After securing planning permission, you’re ready to get the pool installed. This is where the complex and challenging part begins. You’re going to need to hire experts to do the installation for you. Make sure you do your research and choose the right people. You’ll want to get a quote for how much it’s likely to be and how long the job will take. Remember, you’re in the driving seat and if you’re not happy with the price or time frame don’t be afraid to say no.
Budget & Plan for Delays
As with any kind of building, construction or installation work there’s always likely to be delays. And you could well find things go over budget. You need to be prepared for both of these eventualities. Have extra money in the budget to account for this. And set aside extra time in case of delays. Think about the process like making a movie. If you plan for going over budget and past deadline, there won’t be any surprises.
Don’t forget that you’re going to need to stock up on pool supplies to be ready for when the pool’s built. There is a lot of stuff you’re going to need, so it’s better to bulk buy all in one go. You’ll need things like chemicals, filters, and pumps. These are all essential components of pool maintenance. So make sure you have all the things you need. If you’re unsure what you need do some research or speak to other pool owners.
Hire Someone for Pool Maintenance
When you finally have the pool, you’ll feel a sense of excitement and relief. You now have your own pool to enjoy. But don’t forget, you’re going to be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the pool. You might not have the time or inclination to do this yourself. If this is the case, think about hiring a pool boy to take care of things for you.
- Celebrate With a Pool Party!
Well done! You did it! You’re finally there, and you have a pool you can enjoy for years to come. Relax and unwind. Enjoy your time drifting in the pool with a peach daiquiri in hand. Then throw yourself a massive pool party with friends as a pat on the back for reaching this milestone.
So, now you know the ins and outs of getting your first pool. What better way to give your bachelor pad that wow factor than to get a swimming pool. You’re going to be the envy of all your friends with your very own pool. Of course, there’s a lot of work involved in the planning process, but by following these steps you should have no problems. You can look forward to a summer of relaxation in your brand new swimming pool in no time!