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Adding a pool to your backyard can be an incredibly exciting prospect. It will give you a place to cool down in the summer, to exercise, and to entertain guests or hold birthday parties for the kids. Before the swimming pool installation occurs, however, there are some things you’ll need to do to get your property ready.

Swimming Pool Installation Considerations

1. Make Sure the Pool Will Fit

The size and decking on your pool will be determined by how much space you have in your backyard. You may have visions of an Olympic-sized pool, but if you don’t have the space, too large a pool will not look good or function properly.

You may also think that you’re going to get a really deep swimming pool, but if there are ground issues or bedrock, you may be limited in what you can choose.

You may want to put in a large pool deck with lots of tables and reclining chairs, but depending on how big you want the pool and other features that might be included, you may have to make compromises to make sure that everything fits.

Working with a professional company who does swimming pool installation on a regular basis is the best way to know what options you have for your backyard and the space you have to work with. Your pool professionals will take measurements and do surveys so they know exactly what they are dealing with and can get you the best pool and decking that will fit into the space.

2. Check Zoning and HOA Regulations

Every community has building codes that you need to abide by. Knowing what these are before you break ground can be incredibly beneficial. If you don’t take the time to do this step before swimming pool installation, you may find that you have to change your plans; and that could add to your cost.

It’s also a good idea, if you have an HOA, to see what their rules are when it comes to swimming pools. They may not allow them at all, or they may have certain rules and regulations for installing them. Finding out the guidelines before breaking ground will ensure that your pool installation stays on schedule.

3. Clean the Yard

If you have a lot of stuff in your backyard, whether it’s vegetation, landscaping, trash, or toys, take the time to get rid of these before the swimming pool installation. You want to make sure the pool construction company has free and easy access to the area so they can get to work right away.

Some pool installation companies may be more than willing to help you with the cleaning process, but this may add to your cost as well as the time it takes to install the pool. If there are things you can do for free that will allow the company to get right to work, this is beneficial for everyone.

4. Find the Right Pool Construction Company

When it comes to swimming pool installation, not all companies are the same. You need a professional, experienced, and reliable company. They should also be insured and know how to get permits to install your pool.

Doing your due diligence before installing a pool is the best course of action to take. This will require some research and interviews. Don’t forget to ask the company for references and give them a call to chat about your options. It’s also a good idea to check their online reviews or talk to previous customers to see how they felt about swimming pool installation.

If your property is ready for a swimming pool, call Pleasure Aquatech Pools today and we’ll get started on the installation.