Top tips for planning your pool installation:

If you’re planning on installing a pool there’s a number of top considerations that you might need to make about your property at about the installation process before you proceed. If you’ve been dreaming about putting a pool in your backyard, it is important to take into account some of these  top items before you consider meeting with a professional to get a quote. While a local installer will likely have a series of packages that could fit in your backyard, having an idea about the extras that you might want, the configuration of your pool and more will be helpful throughout your quote. Here are some top tips for planning your pool installation before you meet with an installer:

Check on any hazards in your backyard:

Any  professional pool installer will also need to make sure that your pool is going to satisfy permit conditions. For safety reasons or pool won’t be able to get built under any electrical overhead wires or utility wires. You might need to reroute these items before the pool can be installed. It’s also important to consider other obstacles in your pool like trees and other overhanging vegetation.  A if you’re planning on installing a pool underneath a tree, you might need to make considerations for a larger heater in order to control the water temperature and you may need to trim back the tree before the installation takes place so that falling leaves and debris did not cause algae in the water chemistry.

Do a rough survey of your lot:

You don’t need to pay for professional grading or surveying in most cases to install pool but if you live near a lake, ocean or stream it may be difficult for you to install a swimming pool within 100 feet of it. If you live in an area where the water table is too high for an inground swimming pool, you may need to choose another option that will be safer for your backyard. Assessing the terrain of your backyard might also mean installing items like retaining walls to keep your pool from shifting in the ground or read leveling your backyard so that you can safely install the pool. These types of improvements for your yard could cost upwards of $20,000 for a major renovation. Proper leveling will be a crucial item before installing the pool if your yard is uneven or if the installation would risk the pool. Depending on the shape of your life and the way that your fence is set up, it may also be difficult for heavy equipment to access your yard. Consider how heavy equipment might come in to put in your pool and be prepared to remove fences temporarily if that would be the easiest point of access. Swimming pool services are a good way to keep your pool clean and safe from dangerous bacterias.

Checking your property:

Your County records office will let you know more about the permits that you require and if you will be allowed to build a pool on your property. It’s possible that you could estimate easements against your property or there may be some setback requirements in your area that will dictate the overall design your pool will need to follow. If your  backyard is located close to a wildlife zone you may also be barred from construction.


Your budget will be one of the most important factors to consider for your pool. Many pool installers will offer financial options that will help you pay for your pool over time but it’s important not to overlook some of the expenses such as an increase in your home insurance as a result of the pool installation or the chance that you could run into some unforeseen items during construction like a need to grade your property.

Consider some of these top ideas before a pool installation takes place!