3 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Pool

Posted on: 26 July 2017

Swimming pools are great to have in the summer to keep you cool, for fun and for entertaining. If you're considering investing in a swimming pool and adding it to your yard, there are a few things you should think about before making the purchase. See below for three things to consider to help you make your decision before taking the "plunge". 

Homeowner's Association Rules

First and foremost, if you have a homeowner's association that has rules and regulations, you may want to take a good look through them. It may include rules about swimming pools. Some may not want swimming pools of any kind, while others may require that you have pools under a specific size, or even in-ground pools, rather than above ground pools. Read through your homeowner's rules before considering a pool, and talk to your association about other specifics if you aren't sure what type of pool you can have in your neighborhood.

Permits

You'll also need to find out if you need a permit to have a swimming pool installed. This may require you to go down to the courthouse or to city hall to apply for a permit to have a pool installed. A permit can be denied if you have power lines too closely to the pool, or other wires.

Be sure to check into permits before purchasing a pool or before you start digging a hole in your yard. You may also need to contact the utility companies to have your yard marked if you have buried lines throughout your yard. Utilities such as gas lines, water lines or sewer lines can all be buried throughout your yard.

Yard 

Think about the size and shape of your yard before investing in a pool. If you have a small yard, you don't want to fill the entire space with a swimming pool. You may need to get a smaller sized swimming pool. If your yard is sloped, it may require extra digging in order to level out the ground, which may cost you extra. Talk to the pool installer about this before purchasing a pool, as it may cost you more to have it installed than you originally thought. 

A swimming pool is a great addition to your yard, but there are definitely things you should consider first before making the purchase. Be sure to talk to your homeowner's association, check into a permit, and talk to a swimming pool installer like Bonnie & Clydes Above Ground Pools & Spas before making the purchase to be sure it is the right size for your yard and for your needs.

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