Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Before Building a Swimming Pool

Swimming pool construction is not an easy project, especially if you want a large installation. It requires some careful consideration to get a large pool that your family and friends can enjoy. Here are some of these major considerations.

Plot Size

Obviously, a big pool calls for a big stretch of land. For instance, an 18' x 36' rectangular pool that’s six feet deep can hardly fit in a yard that's exactly the same size. Imagine walking out the door one day only to fall right into the pool. While it may sound funny, it can be a serious hazard for any household member.

Pool contractors also take zoning laws into consideration. Among other things, pool construction projects need to comply with local ordinances to prevent encroachment. In addition, you can't get away by making your pool deeper as the risk of drowning—especially when there are children around—is a price that’s too high to pay.


A big pool for a family of four may seem rather too much. The size of the pool must, therefore, grow along with the number of frequent users. If you have a big family yet your yard is relatively small, you can still find concrete pools designed to fit the bill. Round pools with shallow depths, for instance, hold less water but provide safe play areas for everyone, especially children. In other words, form must remain in keeping with function to ensure harmonious use of your backyard space.

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