Installing an Inground Pool

by Pool Builders on 05-03-2010 in Articles

Installing an inground pool should be well thought of as it is a permanent fixture. What it means is that if you made some incorrect decisions on where your inground pool should be located, then you may have a hard time making the necessary corrective measures and this will affect you for the long term. To make sure that you make the right decision, there are some things to consider when setting up your own inground pool right at your own home.

Prior to installing your inground pool, you would need to check state and local regulations on swimming pools. In some states, there are strict regulations on setting up of pools especially in residential areas. In some areas where there are no regulations, a building permit may be required for new structures. An inground pool being a permanent fixture is considered a new structure.

Once you have secured all the necessary documents and permits, the next important step is to determine the right location for your inground pool. You would not want to make this kind of mistake for a permanent structure. Setting up a pool where there is adequate sunlight is a good idea. It actually makes the warm summer season more enjoyable. For those who use swimming pools for fitness activities, this is also a good idea as appropriate exposure to sunlight can keep our bodies healthy. You may want to think about setting up pools near trees that can block the sun. Your pool may be prone to catching falling leaves and other debris. Inspect your proposed location to make sure that there are no other installations affected. It would be wise to check your house blue print or master plan to make sure that there are no plumbing, electrical and mechanical installations adversely affected by installing an inground pool. Installations buried in too deep because of pool installations will give maintenance personnel a hard time when performing repair and maintenance work.

For the benefit of pool users, and this would mean family and friends, it would be good to set up an inground pool near shower, bath and dressing areas. This allows pool users to change and bathe before and after swimming with utmost convenience.

For more efficient and easier maintenance, your filtration system should also be installed near the pool. This makes the filter pump more efficient as it does not require more energy to pump water through the filter. A filter system too far from the pool will need more pumping energy to propel water through unnecessarily longer pipes. Maintenance should also be easier when the pool and filtration systems are within proximity. This allows maintenance personnel easy access to the pool and filter housing.

Once you have determined the right spot for your swimming pool, the only thing left for you to decide on is the type of inground pool you would need. You can choose between concrete, fiberglass and vinyl-lined materials. Depending on your personal preferences, all these types can offer good quality that lasts a long time.

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