3 Things To Consider Before Starting New Pool Construction

29 November 2022
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If you are considering starting new swimming pool construction either for your home or for your business, there are a few things that you may want to consider before breaking ground. Installing a new in-ground swimming pool is an exciting prospective adventure with many personal benefits. In order to reap the rewards of these potential benefits to their fullest, be sure to include these three considerations in your plans before starting your new swimming pool construction

What is The Best Type of Pool For Your Space  

The main types of in-ground swimming pools include concrete, vinyl-lined, and fiberglass. Each pool type has various benefits that may or may not work for your new pool construction. 

Concrete pools are considered the most customizable and longest-lasting type of in-ground pools. They also grant owners the ability to update and remodel them in the future making them the most unique type of pool on the market. They do, however, take the longest time to complete with construction ranging from three to 12 weeks on average. 

Vinyl-lined pools are premade liners that are placed onto a steel frame. The liners are thin enough to present a risk of punctures from sharp objects. There are more limitations when it comes to the size and shape of a vinyl-lined pool; however, they generally cost less and take less time to install. A vinyl pool can usually be completely finished in one to three weeks. 

Fiberglass is a stronger, preformed shell that is factory-made and lowered into place via a crane. Because of this, they can be installed in as little as three days in some cases. 

What Are The Zoning Rules In Your Area

It is important to know that in-ground swimming pools often require building and zoning permits. Be aware of the laws and regulations for your city, county, and state regarding excavations and swimming pools for residential or commercial properties. According to Popular Mechanics, the most common zoning rules require a pool to be a specific distance from "property lines, septic tanks, wells, sewer lines, and wetlands" in addition to gate hardware regulations.

What Type of Circulation System Best Fits Your Needs

Pool circulation systems consist of both filtration systems and sanitizers. Common filtration systems include cartridges, sand filters, and diatomaceous earth. The three sanitizers that are EPA-approved include chlorine, bromine, and PHMB. A professional pool installation company can help identify the best filter and sanitizer for your pool. 

The Bottom Line

Contacting a professional pool construction company can help you answer these questions and gain more insight into the exact products that will meet your needs. At the end of the day, if you can answer each one of these questions with confidence, your new pool construction should go swimmingly!