A swimming pool is a fantastic addition to your garden and offers a lot of fun during the hot summer days. When building it, you need to be aware of some things in order to get the right one and build it at the right place. For example, before you build it, it is necessary to use GPR as ground-penetrating radar surveys the potential electromagnetic fields inside the ground, which helps you to avoid electrical wires (telephone or electricity) for example.
The process of installation is similar regardless of the type of pool, so in this article, we will present several basic steps you should follow.
Get a detailed plan of your pool
The first step is one of the biggest and one of the most crucial ones. As you know, building any type of building requires you to get the proper license and permit. You will need a residential building as it will state all the requirements for your pool and at the same time, you will have an agreement of your neighbors that you have a permit to build it.
Depending on the municipality, you may be required to apply for the separate electrical permit. Do not worry, an electrician that you hire to work on the pool wirings will apply for it and get it for you.
The next step is getting the right location and having a basic plan of the pool. Plan carefully and think twice before you decide where to put it, as it may happen that you need to remove trees or fence in your backyard to install the pool.
This also increases the overall price so take it into consideration. Once you plan the location, you will need to sketch up a basic design of the pool. Rectangular, square or round shape? How deep will it be? What are the dimensions? These are questions that you will need to answer to come up with the final design.
The foundation, installation and maintenance
Once you specify everything, the next step is the building a foundation after the excavation. It is recommended to build a concrete pool as it is durable and it increases the overall value of the property.
One of the good things you can do is to hire a professional who will advise you and make sure that everything goes in order. He will make sure that the workers provide good concrete, make a stable steel construction.
It is not a bad idea to hire a professional steel subcontractor who will make sure that the wall framing work is carried out professionally.
The next stop is the plumbing fixture. The plumbing fixtures need to be fixed before the final part comes in – the lighting. Once the pool is installed, the last part is the wiring as you will need a filtration system and lighting elements. Once you are done with everything and the concrete is dry, you can pour water.
Keep an eye of chemicals and temperature as you need to ensure the optimal conditions in the pool. The last part is if course the maintenance, as you need to maintain the pool to keep it clean and log-lasting!