Tips to Help Prepare Your Backyard for a Pool
You’re ready to immerse yourself in a new and exciting lifestyle by installing a swimming pool in your backyard or on your patio. Playing around in the pool with your friends is responsible for some of your most treasured childhood memories.
You now want to provide your children with the opportunity to build their own aquatic experiences while also getting some good activity by including a pool in your backyard landscape. Make sure that you’re prepared for your very own little sanctuary before you jump in.
Where Will You Put the Pool?
The first step is you deciding where to place your pool. Determine the sort of ground on which you will be working. Is the ground rocky or sandy? Are trees and plants in the vicinity of the property you’re contemplating too close? Aspects such as slope and drainage have an impact as well. Check the zoning restrictions in your area to make sure you comply.
Take into consideration any underground utilities such as power lines, water lines, septic systems, and other similar systems present in the yard. Before you begin, check with your local utility companies to ensure that this is the case.
Fencing is something else to think about as well. Some localities demand that a perimeter wall or fence surround a pool. If yours is one of them, you may find out by contacting your local government office.
Style of Pool
Once you’ve determined where it’s going, the location will define the type of pool you purchase. Pools can be installed in three different ways: above-ground, in-ground, or partially in-ground. How can you determine which is the greatest option for you and your family? It depends on the terrain and the objective.
Excavation is not required for above-ground pools. Surrounding your above-ground pool with a raised platform will work similarly to an in-ground pool. Pools that are partially submerged are the most accessible to those with physical disabilities. Naturally, these pools require less excavation than a fully in-ground pool.
If you want a large pool, in-ground is the way to go. If you intend to excavate the area yourself, you should first assess the site’s water table height.
Time to Prepare the Area
After determining the location and kind of pool installation, it’s time to eliminate everything that makes establishing a good foundation difficult. Sharp stones and pebbles, sticks, sod, and roots, as well as other plants, must all be removed.
At a minimum, the concrete slab should be six inches thick. Under the concrete, the earth must be well drained and compacted, and the foundation must be level and even. Once the slab is complete, the installation process may begin on your new pool.
We, at Complete Landscape Solutions, understand that your property is an extension of your home, and we take pride in helping you create a beautiful and functional outdoor space.