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Albany Pool Planning Guide


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swimmerWant an in-ground swimming pool? Where do you start? Start here at Albany.com....

The pool decision process may seem easy; but when you realize you would like something other than a rectangle with three feet of concrete around the edges, there are A LOT of decisions to make.

You'll have to think about size, shape, type of water, maintenance systems and more. You'll have to ask yourself questions like: do you love to entertain and will your pool have to accommodate large groups of people? Do you want beautiful landscaping to compliment your pool, or would you rather have your basic lawn for kids to play in? Maybe both, with a plenty of extras like fire pits for extra fun? What about a diving board, waterslide, or a ladder? What about a pool drain?

Pool Planning can be tricky, but Albany.com can help! We did the research, and learned from our own mistakes and experiences so we can help you create the perfect backyard oasis!

Below see a list considerations for building your pool (complete with a step by step guide to pool planning!)and learn where to shop for pools and pool services in Albany NY and throughout the Capital Region.

 

How Much Does a Pool Cost
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Pools are an investment. Learn about the costs of pools and see how a pool fits into your budget.
See our Spreadsheet>

A Step by Step Guide
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Relax! Here's everything in one place! Albany.com put together a step by step guide for planning your perfect pool.
See the Guide >
What Pools Are Made Of
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Not just Dreams... Learn about different materials for your pool
The Energy Efficient Pool
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Save the Environment and Costs! Learn how to make your pool the most energy efficient it can be with tips from Zodiac Pool Systems.

Chlorine or Salt Water
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Special Water: Compare types of water for your pool
Pool Accessories
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From Fire Pits to Waterscapes...Realize your pool as the entertainment centerpiece it is!
Pool Drains
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Save Time! Find out more about an easy way to reduce pool maintenance.
See if a pool drain is right for you >
Swimming Pool Shapes
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What Shape is best for you? Consider shape for more than just swimsuit shopping, think about the shape of your pool too!
Pool Size: the Pro's and Cons
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First hand experience! Hear what pool owners have to say about pool size.
Pool Safety
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Keep your pool safe! Discover helpful tips for keeping your pool from becoming a backyard hazard.
Keeping it Clean
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Expert Testimonial! Learn all about the different types of pool cleaners available thanks to Zodiac Pool Systems Inc.
Alternative Sanitizers
Swimmer in clear water
Chlorine can be harmful to the environment. Luckily, there are many choices on the market for alternative sanitizers.
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