Four Questions to Ask Before Beginning Pool Construction
Preparation is key when building a pool. Here are four questions to ask before it’s time to break ground in your yard.
Once you’re ready to build a pool, the first step is to prepare. Designing the pool’s look, planning out the space, and landscaping are all important steps to take before breaking ground on your new outdoor recreation area.
Here are four questions to ask yourself and our Pleasure Pools team before beginning construction.
How Will the Pool Be Used?
Pools should be designed with their intended function in mind. For example, a pool that will primarily be used for swimming laps should be much longer and more angular than one for entertaining guests. Additionally, a pool intended for the whole family may require safety features such as handrails and shallow areas.
Is the Yard Suitable for a Pool?
It’s important to conduct soil tests to determine if a yard is suitable for pool construction. Soil that is especially sandy, rocky, or expansive presents extra building concerns and having a high water table can mean higher construction costs. A proposed construction site may also not work if it’s inaccessible by our building equipment and machinery.
Where Should the Pool Go?
Determining where a pool should go depends on a number of factors. Zoning and building laws and underground utility lines will all affect how and where a pool can be built. Here in metro New Orleans, water runoff is also always an important concern to plan for due to our unpredictable weather. Our team has all the expertise to help you make the right decision.
Should the Pool Have Special Features or Amenities?
Many homeowners choose to incorporate various special features into their pool designs, including lighting, water fountains, and underwater seating. Amenities can also improve the function and visual appeal of the pool area. These include decks, landscaping features, unique design elements, and raised water walls.
Are you ready to build your dream pool? Schedule a consultation with the Pleasure Pools team today to get started.