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OCTOBER 2014


• What's My Budget? Oh yeah -- that. Pool builders and suppliers always like to say, "There’s


a pool to fit every budget," which is a positive sales pitch, but a sales pitch nonetheless. Financing a swimming pool project is like any other home ad- dition, and the funds often come from the same sources: home equity ac- counts or lines of credit, savings, inheritance, home loans, family, etc.


• When or How Soon Do I Want It? If you're planning a wedding/pool reception at your house for even six


months after start time -- don't. Be realistic about the time it will take to build or install your pool, and discuss with potential contractors which months will be optimal for construction. By the time autumn rolls around, most of us have turned our thoughts from swimming to fall activities like football and Thanksgiving. However, this is the perfect time of year to consider a pool in- stallation. First, the weather is usually mild enough in most areas to accom- modate the excavation and concrete pouring the needs to occur. This is also a slower time for most pool contractors, so you will probably have more flex- ibility in scheduling your project However, to make the process as easy and inexpensive as possible, it


pays to schedule your pool installation when the weather is cooperative and demand is lower. That way, when summer finally arrives, your brand new pool will be ready for your friends and family to enjoy to the fullest.


Brian Cullingworth is a pool designer credentialed by the APSP


and trained in pool construction at the Genesis 3 School of design. Throughout a 25 year career he has been the recipient of several industry awards, featured on National Television and published in many magazines.


www.briancullingworth.com


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