Is an in ground pool worth it?
Answer the following questions:
- Do you have kids?
- Do you plan on staying in your home for more than 2 years?
- Do you live in Texas or another state that is freaky hot most of the year?
- Do you have kids?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then the answer is YES! it is worth it to put an in ground pool in.
The only regret that we have about our in ground pool is that we didn’t put it in sooner.
We got caught in the 2020 quarantine with 6 kids at home and nothing to do! There had been talks of putting an in ground pool in our backyard for months, and we were ready to go, but then quarantine! Never again will we be caught without an amazing backyard pool for our family!
At the beginning of the year did our research for the best Houston in ground pool design and construction companies. While there are many to choose from and we interviewed quite a few, we were so happy to find J. Bradley Pool Designs and contract them to do the work for us.
There is no question that a pool is an investment. When it comes to investing your hard earned money into a pool, you want the best design, the best contractor, the best construction teams, with no cut corners, lots of communication, and a pool that will blow you away. This is exactly what we got from J.Bradley and their team.
Joe came out to our home and listened to all of our wish list.
- 6 kids and needed a pool that would not feel crowded with all the kids and their friends over.
- A deep pool that the kids can dive in
- Swim out ledges for safety in the deep end
- A splash pad area for our dog to stand in while the kids swam. (He isn’t a big swimmer, but loves the water)
- A hot tub with heater that would be close enough to the patio that my husband could sit in it and watch the game on the weekends
- A heater
- Decking that would create a strait path from the backdoor to the pool without stepping in grass or mud.
- Our budget
After measuring our backyard and listening to our wish list and descriptions, Joe created a gorgeous, custom design for our dream pool.
He took all of our wish items and created a beautiful pool that would flow with our backyard shape and stayed in our budget. That was it. We were ready to build!
J. Bradley construction teams were efficient, courteous, cleaned up after themselves and made sure to accommodate our family during the construction process.
When there was a delay, they let us know what was happening and when we could expect the next step to happen.
I appreciated that they would not cut corners during delays to go with a less than superior product or install to make sure that our pool would be solid and guaranteed for years to come.
There were 4 phases of our pool construction:
- Gunite and plumbing
- Decking, plaster, and electrical
Our contract had us approve each stage and pay 1/4 of the contract when each stage was complete. I appreciated this method as it gave us the opportunity to inspect each stage, ask questions, and feel confident with each phase of construction.
If you are not using J.Bradley pools I would highly recommend you request this to be a part of your contract.
The excitement built quickly during the final phase as you could really see the pool finishes taking place.
We love the flagstone we chose and the tile design is my favorite shades of blue.
We requested that we would be able to choose our decking after the flagstone was installed. It was important that the decking blended nicely with the decking we already had in our yard as we didn’t want to rip all of that up as well. J.Bradley was flexible with our choices and gave great recommendations for high quality, budget friendly products.
The moment the hoses turned on in the pool, we knew that all of our decisions and ultimately our choice to build a pool was worth it!
You can bet all your dollars that every holiday will be spent poolside from now on. We installed a heater and we live in Texas, so that is going to be a REAL thing!
The kids are already planning their pool birthday parties for next summer. They have practically sent out the invitations they are so excited!