Finding The Right Location For A Future Swimming Pool

The age old question to house hunters looking for their dream home is whether or not they are going to have the perfect location for a future swimming pool. Some house hunters are already looking to find homes that have swimmings pools or natural swimming pools already in the backyard. That takes out the fun in having your own customized pool, right?

Here Are Some Tips That You Should Be Jotting Down In Your Next Search:

  • Stable/leveled foundation.

  • Room for Construction equipment.

  • Confirmation of property lines.

  • Code enforcement laws based on your city, town, or county.

  • Examine your easements and/or setbacks.

Dog Days Pool Service suggests consulting with a professional, asking around, and / or doing your own research. If you are set on your home having a stable/leveled foundation then you should directly go to your City Hall and ask what code enforcement laws you should following. To further break down the tips, read more to get a general idea of your next steps ahead.

Stable/Leveled Foundation

The important factor that impacts the cost of an in-ground pool is how flat or sloped the yard is. Retaining walls are expensive and there’s no getting around that. In a flat yard, this is an unnecessary expense. To the untrained eye a yard that has several feet of slope can appear to be flat, so if you’re really serious about this, have a professional help you determine the slope of the yard before installing your pool.

Room for Construction equipment

Make sure there is enough room for the necessary equipment to access the pool area. The amount of space needed will vary from region to region; typically you need at least a ten foot wide path on the ground for the equipment, and at least a fourteen to eighteen wide space between buildings or trees to get the fiberglass pool to the backyard. But if you think you have enough room, then this would be a smooth process, and a step faster to getting your dream pool!

Confirmation Of Property Lines

Be sure to inspect the plat/survey and double check the measurements in the yard to confirm the property lines…just to be on the safe side. You don’t want to be on anyone’s property or installing your pool in someone’s property, or it will be a big mess to fix. Code enforcement laws vary based on your city, town, or county.

Check with your nearest City Hall’s code enforcement guidelines on installing a pool. You don’t want to be dinged, by not following the rules that your city, town, or county has provided for the public. If you don’t follow these rules, this can result in additional expenses varying from several thousand dollars to as much as twenty-five thousand dollars depending on the situation. So contact your City Hall now!

Examine Your Easements And/Or Setbacks

Easements and setbacks limit the areas you can add improvements on your property. Setbacks are imposed by the locality and are generalized to a specific region. Easements deal with conditions specific to the property such as utility easements which exist to prevent damage to utility lines and drainage easements that exist to insure drainage pathways are not obstructed. The setback will state how close the pool can be to the side or rear property lines or to the house. To get this information, simply call your local building and zoning department and also check with your Home Owners Association if applicable to see what regulations might impact an in-ground pool project. Dog Days Pool Service suggests do some researching, ask around, and most definitely consult with experts that are professionals in installing swimming pools for your future home.

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