Is Your Family Ready To Put In A Pool? Take These Important Steps First

Posted on: 25 March 2019

With summer just around the corner, families are already gearing up for spending their recreational hours relaxing in the sun and water. An outing to a beach, river, or lake may is rarely a solution, especially if accessing them requires a long drive. Going to a city pool or water park every day may not be feasible either, because these options can get very expensive, especially for large families.

These reasons often serve as encouragement for American families to consider having an in-ground pool installed in the backyard of their homes. If your family has decided that putting in a pool is the right option for enjoying years of summer fun, here some important steps you need to take before digging begins. 

Double check with your zoning office and HOA

Because both HOAs and zoning boards have the power to shut down your pool construction project without warning, it is critically important to make sure that your plans are completely in agreement with all local laws and regulations. In addition to an initial verification that an in-ground pool is permissible, you will also want to contact both the zoning board and HOA a second time when you actually have the plans in hand to make sure that there are no new problems to address before construction actually begins. 

Carefully choose the location

Like any major construction project, a pool cannot be easily or affordably moved, once it is built. So it is critically important to choose the best possible location before a single shovel of dirt has been removed. When trying to determine the location, take time to consider the following: 

  • Where will the pool offer the most privacy from traffic or nosy neighbors? 
  • Where will the pool best offer convenience for users to access a bathroom, pool house, or changing area? 
  • Where will the pool offer sufficient space for the adjoining pool apron or a patio area for lounging? 
  • Where will the pool be least affected by trees and other vegetation? 

When considering the location, you will also need to make sure that your plans include sufficient space for any type of safety fencing that your city, HOA, or home insurance provider may require or advise you to install. 

Work with a reputable pool installation service

Building an in-ground pool requires skill and experience to make sure that your family will get years of pleasure from it. Homeowners should always choose to work only with a reputable pool installation service who offers excellent references and experience. 

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Making Pool Decisions Easier for You

My son started begging me for a pool when he turned five. I soon broke down and started exploring the best option for an inground pool that would fit in my yard. I contacted a contractor and the professional provided me with fiberglass, cement, and vinyl options to choose from. My size and shape options were endless and I also needed to figure out if I wanted salt sanitation or a chlorine system with a filter. I also found out that I needed to meet city guidelines in regard to placement, and my home insurance would probably go up due to the installation. A fence was required as well. My head was spinning after talking to the professional. I had a lot of decisions to make and you do too if you want a pool. Start with the information on my blog to make sure these decisions are easy ones.

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