Should I have a swimming pool installed in my backyard?

Should I have a swimming pool installed in my backyard?

"Once you make the decision to [install a pool], you might as well go ahead and construct it. If you put it in in the fall, you get to use it all spring. I think the sooner, the better." - Bill Lambert, Perma Pools

For many of us, summer brings back childhood memories of fun at the swimming pool. What better way to kick off the summer of 2014 than by adding a new swimming pool to your backyard? 

If it’s something you’re considering, you likely know that there’s a lot to think about: What size of pool is right for your home? What materials should you use? How do you go about hiring someone to install it? 

On this episode of Chat with the Experts, we talked with Bill Lambert of Perma Pools in Indianapolis to get answers to these questions and much more. In the conversation, Lambert breaks down the pros and cons of various materials, shares maintenance advice and talks about the importance of pool safety.

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Additional Resources:

What to know before installing a pool

Pool safety checklist: Childproof your pool

Angie’s List guide to pool service and repair

About this Experts Contributor: Bill Lambert is the owner of Perma Pools, providing pool service in Indianapolis. Since 1987, Perma Pools has specialized in pool installation, repair and maintenance. They are a recipient of the 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award.


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