You've decided you want a pool....
.....here's what you need to know first.
Swimming pools are a symbol of the American Dream. Our desire to pursue this dream is fueled by visions of the children laughing, splashing and having fun or the tranquility of floating in the calming water. No wonder everyone dreams of having this constant source of recreation right in their own backyard. Most people don't have any idea about how to go about getting one installed. The following information was designed to answer the most common questions we are asked by people just beginning to investigate the possibility of installing a pool in their own backyard.
Types of Inground Pools and Costs
The first thing to decide is which type of inground pool will best meet your needs. There are three types of pools to choose from vinyl, fiberglass, and gunite. Each type has its pros and cons but the bottom line is that they are all FUN! Although we only install inground fiberglass and vinyl lined pools at this time, we are happy to provi
Choose An Appropriate Site
A professional pool builder can help you decide if your site is appropriate for a pool, however, there are a few things you can prepare in advance to help with planning. If you have a septic system, you will need a copy of the ''as-built'' that shows where the system is installed and where the backup drain field is located. If you do not have a copy of this document, it can usually be obtained at your local health department.
If you have a plat or site drawing for your property with dimensions, house placement, and parcel number, these items can be very helpful. You must have room on your property for the pool allowing for appropriate setbacks.
There may be some obstacles to overcome in order to install a pool on your property so be prepared for the possibility of some planning delays. We have had to have septic systems redesigned and have applied for variances with the county in order to get a pool in. Obstacles can often be overcome during the planning process.