What to Expect When Constructing Your In-Ground Swimming Pool

5 November 2021
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Constructing an in-ground pool can take several steps to accomplish. This is especially true if you are planning a unique or specific design. When you begin the process of discussing your plans with the pool contractor, they will inform you of the steps they will need to take to create your dream pool. Here are a few of the key points they may discuss and what you should expect from each step. 

1. Permits

The first step in any construction process will be getting all the correct permits. This is vital when you are dealing with anything constructed as an in-ground project. The permits may vary depending on your location. For example, you may need permits that deal with underground wiring and plumbing. The permit may state that construction in your area is approved by area zoning rules. Your pool contractor will know which permits you will need and will help you obtain them so construction can begin. 

2. Excavation

The excavation process can take a varying amount of time depending on the depth of the pool. Other issues that may become involved with the excavation are the location of plumbing, underground wires, or other underground issues your contractor may encounter. The excavation will require specific equipment to be brought onto your property and used. This is usually heavy equipment such as bulldozers. This helps speed up the excavation process while giving the contractors a more precise way of reaching the depth and design you want. In addition to the larger equipment that is used, your pool contractor will also use traditional digging equipment, shovels, and other devices to help refine the placement and design of the pool.

3. Landscaping

When your in-ground pool is completed, you will have a chance to work with the pool contractors for landscaping and other additions. Some additions to consider with an in-ground pool are lighting, mosaic designs, landscape lighting, or waterfall designs. These can enhance the usability of the pool and the curb appeal of the pool. You may also want to consider covering the pool for use in colder months. 

These are just a few of the steps you may encounter when you begin working with your pool contractors. Remember, the first step is generally to come on-site and determine what options are available to you. This inspection can help determine if any changes should be made to your plans and what changes those should be. When you are ready to get started, contact a local in-ground pool construction contractor.