Tips For Installing an In-Ground Pool

Installing an in-ground pool is not an easy job. This is sad but true. The good news is you can make it a little easier on yourself by taking steps to do it right. While the installation itself is best left to professional contractors, here are some pool installation tips you can follow to help the process along.


Tip 1: Only Hire Reputable Businesses

While many businesses claim to install pools, be sure to hire businesses that can install it right. In-ground pools are complex and difficult jobs and it’s best to hire a business with experience in pool installation that has references you can check or information on previous successful installations they have performed. Make sure the business you hire has experience in the business and can do the job the right way.

Tip 2: Pick the Right Materials

Pools come in different styles, shapes, and materials. Choose materials that best suit your needs before you start the installation process. Also know the difference between certain materials. Fiberglass is cheaper, pre-formed, and easier to install, but require repainting and relining every few years.

Concrete is more expensive to install, but properly maintaining the concrete means your pool will last a lot longer without the need for relining or painting.

Also remember that waterproofing is an important part of any pool. SANI-TRED can waterproof and repair any substrate to keep water in your pool for many summers to come.

Ultimately, research more options and decide which one is best for you.

Tip 3: Remember Zoning

A big mistake too many people make is forgetting about local zoning laws before making their plans. In many places around the country, local zoning laws govern structures built on public and private land. Be sure to check with your local zoning office to get any needed permits or rules so you can know where and when you can build your new pool. This will save you a lot of time to do this before installation begins instead of after.

Tip 4: Choose the Right Location

Installing an in-ground pool literally starts with digging a large hole in your backyard. Once you’ve picked that spot, there’s no easy way to move it. Make sure you pick the right spot when deciding where to install your pool.

First, make sure you adhere to any zoning regulations that may pertain to your property, like not building under overhead power lines. Choose an area that is highly visible so you can monitor the area around the pool. Also pick an area that gets a lot of sunlight to help heat the pool.

Once you’ve followed these pool installation tips, you’ll be ready to begin. Installing an in-ground pool isn’t easy, but handled by a competent contractor using the right materials, it will be a great backyard addition.

1 thought on “Tips For Installing an In-Ground Pool”

  1. My husband and I are thinking about having a swimming pool in our backyard since we have lots of space. I like how you point out that too many people forget about local zoning laws before making their plans. We haven’t looked into getting permits, but I imagine that if we talk to a company that builds the pool, they would know all the right permits to get.

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