An inground pool is a permanent feature that will greatly shape the manner in which you spend your summers. Plan upon a pool style and size and prepare for the new pool construction to take place on your property.
Choose a Layout
How deep would you like your pool to be and how many people will the water feature accommodate? If you have small children, you may be interested in a pool that has a graduated floor, which slowly goes from shallow water to deeper water. In addition, maybe you would not want the pool water to be deep enough for diving. Think about the features that you would like your pool to possess.
A recreational addition, such as a diving board, that would be placed along the deep end will require the depth of the pool to meet certain criteria. If you want to own a 'no frills' pool that will solely be used for cooling off on hot days, choose a standard rectangle or oval shape for the pool. During the construction, a decking material will be installed. The size of your property may reflect upon the deck type that you choose.
Additionally, you may need to have tree branches removed or locate a spot for lawn maintenance equipment that is currently stored in the area where the new pool will be located. A fence is the last feature that you need to decide upon. Since a small child or even an animal could accidentally wind up in the pool, a fence that includes a locking gate will be a great investment.
Be Ready for the Disruption
Excavating will be performed during the construction phase. This will involve the removal of soil and the operation of loud machinery. During the construction of your pool, let the contractor know that you will be inside of your home or provide them with a way to quickly get in touch with you, in case they have any questions or would like to update you on the progress of the pool, deck, or fence installation.
After the pool and additional features have been installed, you may need to replant grass in some sections that surround the deck. Rake the property and spread grass seed. Install a sprinkler system to keep the soil moist. After your yard has been taken care of, it is time to get ready to use your new water feature. Throw a party for your friends and enjoy swimming in the pool during the festivities.