WHAT’S YOUR BUDGET?
A typical above ground to semi above ground can range from $2,500-$9,000 depending on size of pool, type of pool, materials, decks, patios, pergola additions. A family can go all out surrounding their above ground pool with all the right pieces to create a gathering spot. At the same time, families can get private pools at their homes for significantly less than an in ground pool.
WHERE WILL YOU PUT IT?
Planning is the most important part of any pool project: swimming pools vary in size, but it’s important that the size of your yard meets the requirements for your pool design. Sometimes homeowners want the biggest pool they can get or a pool in a shape that will not work with the properties limitations. In the planning process, the pool placement has to be thoroughly thought through.
Sunny areas will help keep your pool water warm. Use strucutres to block window. Such as trees and buildings, as wind causes pool water to evaporate. Although things to consider are being too close to trees and shubs. Although they are great shade producers, they also house insects & animals and produce waste that can be a part of your daily cleanup. As a general rule, pools should be 8-10′ from trees.
Easy to access is important and visibility from your home.Think through walkways, patios and decks you may need or want to add. Also watch for the natural drainage patterns in your yard. Placing a large structure may create new pools in the yard that once drained.
One final check before visiting your local pool builder is HOA and town regulations. Do you have permission to build a pool? Are there any zoning regulations? Don’t develop too far until you know all the laws in your area.
WHAT ARE THE ZONING ISSUES & HOA REGULATIONS?
Does your city have specific zoning issues? Requirements? Regulations? Will your HOA allow a pool? If so, do you have to comply by certain rules? All of these questions must be asked, before a pool project begins.
Residential swimming pools are regulated by the state, county and city. These regulations are meant to make sure pools are safe and to help prevent anyone from drowning or becoming entrapped. Aboveground pool permitting is the responsibility of the homeowner.
Contact us today and we can help you start the process.