Sounds a bit cliche’ I know but this is really how it felt. Planning for a pool is like planning for a wedding! Having experienced both I can tell you the similarities are uncanny. Find Mr. Right, commit, spend a fortune, try your patience and hope for the best.
All kidding aside I’d like to share our story and validate some “when you have a pool” myths you may have heard along the way. I found “Mr. Right” at a dream of a pool company. He did it all from concept to completion and came equipped with a stellar recommendation from our good friends along with no headaches attached. The only problem, the price tag. I was sure that with my management expertise I could pull this off for less than he quoted. After weeks of interviews and proposals I found a company with a lower price tag that was allowing me to pitch in with surveys, permits, design and landscaping so we could stick to our budget.
Here comes the funny part. After going over the time line by weeks, experiencing tons of stress and way more time spent than I anticipated the final price came in $20.00 higher than “Mr. Right’s” original quote. Don’t you hate when that happens…
Now lets address those myths. A pool “does” make your house the place everyone gathers at, it costs a fortune to heat and yes your kids will get tired of going in the pool “again” by August. But for me, I wouldn’t have it any other way and love every minute of it. It was one of the best decisions I convinced my husband to make, just like getting married was.