Adding a pool to your home is a major investment and a major change to your property, and it’s not something you should start on a whim. There are a lot of steps involved in planning out and then building a new pool, and you should remember them all in order to get a pool that will best enhance your backyard and provide the most enjoyable experience possible.
- Find The Right Contractor
Remember that the lowest bidder isn’t always the best choice. You also need to consider the contractor’s reputation and experience, plus a good contractor will be able to help you plan out and design your new backyard.
- Finalize Your Pool’s Appearance
With the help of your pool contractor, you should be able to come up with a design that takes full advantage of the size and shape of your lot and enhances the beauty of your home, your yard, or both at once. And although there are certain practical considerations like trees, pipes, and underground cables, if you can avoid digging through them there’s no limit on the shape or size of your pool. After all, the only things you really need are a hole, concrete, and plaster, and those can come in any shape you require.
- Obtain A Permit
A pool can be dangerous if it’s left open and unsupervised, the construction involves a lot of loud and heavy machines, and it can also have an effect on local property values, which is why you need a permit from the government before you can put a pool in. You have to finish designing your pool before you ask for a permit since you need to include the pool’s shape and size in the paperwork, and you also need to explain which pool safety features you’ll be installing, but chances are good that you’ll get your permit if you fill everything out correctly.
- Build The Pool
Once you have permission from the government and your installation date has come up, it’s time to install the pool, a process that can take a few weeks to over a month depending on a lot of actors.
- Rebuild Your Lawn
It’s an unfortunate fact that the construction vehicles and equipment needed to build a pool do a number on grass and gardens, so once it’s all over you’ll need to reseed and replant. On the upside, this does give you the perfect excuse to redesign your backyard’s landscape and garden design.
Building a new pool takes more than a few steps, but if you’re sure about what you want then your results will be worth the trouble. Just remember what you need to do at each stage once they come up and you’ll be in good shape.