If you and your family are in the process of building a new home, this may be a good time to start the process of having an in-ground pool installed. Building a pool while building a house may seem like a daunting task. However, this may be the best time to construct the pool. Once you are done with the entire building process, you will likely be very satisfied with the results.
Building a pool can be a tedious process, and if you are working with teams that can assist you with your home and pool design, this can take some of the stress away from both processes. Here are some of the benefits of building a pool during the home construction process, as well as a few things to be aware of that makes the process go smoothly.
Tips for Building a Pool
When your pool is ready to enjoy at the same time as your new home, you and your family will be able to take advantage of all your property’s features right away. Depending on how your lawn is shaped and where your new home will be located, it may be best to start building the pool first. If the shape of the pool is already determined, once the construction team digs a hole for the pool, landscapers will know where to begin your lawn design. Install all the additional features you want while your home and pool are in the building phase. This is cost-effective and helps you avoid having to go through another building process once your home is complete. Make sure that you ask as many questions as you need to, and look at pool construction plans before the building process starts. This will give you a clearer idea of what the finished product will look like.
Things to Watch Out For
To make sure the new pool build process is a success, you will need to protect some parts of your property. The home construction process can get chaotic, and the same is true when you are building a pool. If both of these processes are occurring at the same, your lawn and landscaping may have a little wear and tear. This is why it is best to have the in-ground pool installed before you begin your landscaping design. If the yard is nothing but dirt when the pool is being built, you will not have to worry about ruining your grass and flowers.
You also want to make sure you do not risk cracks in your driveway. Chances are the concrete is freshly poured and may not be completely dry yet. This is why it is best to schedule pool installation before the concrete for the driveway and sidewalk are poured if possible. If there is construction equipment on the driveway before it dries, this could lead to costly repairs that you will be responsible for as a homeowner. Some vehicles and equipment may have to move to the sidewalk to keep your driveway from being ruined. Make sure you know the rules for your neighborhood and city if there is any damage to the sidewalk. If there is a risk that the sidewalk will be altered due to the equipment needed for pool and home construction, make sure your construction crew can park on the street.
It is also important that you tell the electrician working on your home that you are installing a pool. This will give the electrician time to adjust the construction schedule. If the electrician speeds up the wiring installation process so that you can prepare for pool construction, this could save you money as well. Inform your plumber that you are building a pool as well so that the right hardware will be installed on your property for sustaining a pool.
How Skovish Pools & Spas Can Help
Contact Skovish Pools & Spas, with 2 locations one in Luzerne, PA and the other in Shickshinny, PA. Our team of skilled construction and design professionals can walk you through every step of the pool construction process. Our showrooms have a number of materials, pool shapes, and accessories that you can see up close to help finalize each phase of the building process. We are also here to answer any questions you have so that your pool space will be customized, beautiful, and safe for you and your family.