Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Building a Pool

Everyone is excited to start cooling off in pools again as summer approaches! Having a backyard pool is open 24/7 and allows you to have fun with lots of room and privacy. If you’re considering building a pool in your backyard, check out this list of the common mistakes people make when building a pool from the experts at York Companies!

Settling for mediocre contractors

Trying to find the best pool builders can be stressful, especially if you’re unsure of what to look for. While experience is of course important, you also need a company that is open to collaboration, and is personable, direct, and efficient. 


Designing a pool should be a fun and exciting process! There should be a balance with the contractor to manage the stress but still ensure your desired results. Learn more about the York Companies contracting process from design, to proposal, to construction. 

Cutting corners to save money

Making a budget and sticking to it can be hard when you’re not sure what you want—how deep of a pool, what add-ons, etc. However, you should not skip out on the important things to save money. While your pool may look okay at first, cheap materials will cost you more in the future because they can break more easily or require more maintenance. 

Getting a small pool deck

Many clients try to settle for a small pool deck to reduce the overall cost when building a pool without realizing that they will probably spend more time on the deck than in the pool. Creating a proportional-sized deck not only allows for room to lay out or kids to play, but also creates a more open and welcoming pool space. 

Not understanding the cost of a diving board

Thinking about getting a diving board? While they are a fun addition,keep in mind that in order to have one, your pool must have a deep end. Consider why you want this asset before building your pool and the cost & safety aspects.

Focusing on the building cost & not the cost of upkeep

When building a pool, it is important to understand not just the cost of the actual building, but also the maintenance. Pools are an investment that need to be taken care of whether it’s for your own use and safety or to resell your home. 

Come to York Companies for the best pool contractors in the Kansas City area!

York Companies has mastered pool installation services as well as collaborating with clients so that they are involved without being stressed and are happy with their finished pool! Contact us with any questions or get a free quote online.