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Things to Know Before Building a Pool in Your Backyard

Dreaming of a backyard oasis with a sparkling pool? Before you take the plunge into pool construction, there are several important factors to consider.

At SunSouth Carolinas, we want to ensure that your pool installation experience is smooth and successful. Here are some key things to know before building a pool in your backyard:

1.  Local Regulations and Permits:

Permits for a pool or a construction in a patio

Before breaking ground on your pool project, familiarize yourself with local building codes, zoning regulations, and permit requirements. Each municipality may have specific guidelines governing pool construction, setback requirements, and safety features such as fencing.

In this article you can find more information about why permits matter when you are remodeling your patio.

2.  Budget Considerations:

Building a pool is a significant investment, so it’s essential to establish a realistic budget upfront. Consider not only the initial construction costs but also ongoing maintenance expenses, utilities, and potential increases in homeowners insurance.

However, don’t worry, if you are interested in obtaining financing for your pool project, you can count on our business partner Lyon Financial, who offer the best financing plans in the region. For more information you can visit our page dedicated to pool financing.

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3.  Pool Design and Size:

A variety of fiberglass pools

Think carefully about the design and size of your pool to ensure it complements your backyard space and meets your needs. Consider factors such as pool shape, depth, decking materials, and additional features like waterfalls or spa jets. If you are looking for inspiration, you can visit our 3D 360° gallery!

4.  Site Preparation and Accessibility:

Evaluate your backyard to determine the best location for your pool. Consider factors such as soil conditions, drainage, sun exposure, and existing landscaping. Ensure that there is adequate space for construction equipment to access the site.

Heavy machinery carefully excavating a backyard for building a pool

5.  Maintenance Requirements:

A person doing some maintenance to pavers around a pool

Understand the maintenance requirements associated with pool ownership. Regular cleaning, water testing, chemical treatment, and equipment maintenance are essential for keeping your pool clean, safe, and functional. If you want to know more about how to have a crystal clean pool, here’s an article that will help you!

6.  Safety Measures:

Prioritize safety by installing appropriate barriers, fencing, and safety covers to prevent unauthorized access and protect children and pets from accidents. Consider additional safety features such as alarms, motion sensors, and pool covers. Aside from the safety measures, you can also install amazing features in your pool! Check out this article where we talk about it.

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7.  Environmental Impact:

water coming out of a faucet

Be mindful of the environmental impact of pool construction and operation. Choose energy-efficient equipment, consider eco-friendly cleaning and maintenance products, and explore options for water conservation and recycling.

 8.  Long-Term Planning:

Think about how your pool will fit into your long-term plans for your home and lifestyle. Consider factors such as resale value, potential future renovations or upgrades, and how your swimming pool will integrate with your overall outdoor living space.

A swimming pool with furniture around it

Now you’re ready to build your pool!

Building a pool in your backyard can be a rewarding investment that provides years of enjoyment and relaxation for you and your family. By considering these important factors before starting your pool project, you can ensure a smooth and successful construction process. 

If you have any questions or need assistance with pool design and construction or if you want to know more about our financing plans don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you turn your outdoor living dream into a reality!

Are you ready to upgrade your patio to the next level?

Whether it’s a pergola, installing pavers or building a pool, SunSouth Carolina is always ready to help you create the patio of your dreams!

If you are located anywhere in South Carolina or North Carolina, you can contact us for a free consultation!

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