Ultimate Pool Planning Guide: 11 Things to Consider Before Installing an Inground Pool
Like many, you’re probably dreaming about having your own swimming pool in your backyard. After all, it is an amazing thing to be able to go swimming whenever you want. No more public pools.
People often call us up asking when we can bring one of our fiberglass pools and put it in the ground.
The thing is, it’s not that simple. 마닐라 카지노 호텔While we wish that we could simply come to your house, put a pool in the ground, and leave you a happy new pool owner, there are a lot of steps that you have to take before this dream can become a reality.
At River Pools, we specialize in manufacturing and installing fiberglass swimming pools across the United States, but in this article, we’ll cover the first steps that every homeowner needs to take before getting any type of inground swimming pool.
1. Go outside and check if you have wires running over your backyard
For safety reasons, your pool cannot be installed or built under any overhead wires (electrical and other utilities).마닐라 카지노 후기 These may need to be rerouted, if possible, at your own expense before you can put a pool in your yard.
2. Check for utility lines running under your property
It’s easy to see what’s above your property, but it’s another thing to figure out what’s underneath it. Luckily, the plans for your home should tell you if there are water, sewer, gas, electrical, or any other utility lines running under your backyard. 마닐라 하얏트 호텔These may also need to be rerouted before getting an inground pool, depending on the space that you have to work with.
You also need to verify whether you’re over a drain field or leach field. We recommend that you make a free 811 call before you dig to confirm what’s under the ground as not every line or utility will be listed in your plans.
Where to get this information: Contact your local records or planning office to get a copy of your home’s plans, or ask your real estate agent. You can also visit the Underground Safety Alliance 811 website and submit a request.
3. Choose a spot that’s at least 100 feet from any body of water
If you live near a lake, ocean, river, or any other large body of water, you should know that you probably can’t build or install a swimming pool within 100 feet of it. The water table could be way too high for an inground swimming pool, so you’ll need to pick another spot.
4. Assess the terrain of your yard
If it’s flat, you should be okay as far as the terrain goes. If, however, you’re on a hill, you might need to have your ground reshaped or build retaining walls before you can put in a pool. 마카오 mgm 카지노Retaining walls basically keep your pool from shifting and sliding in the ground.
They increase the cost of the project (by $7,000 to $20,000), but you really don’t want your pool sliding down the hill into your neighbor’s yard. Yep, it’s possible and it’s very expensive to fix.