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Things to Consider When Planning a Pool Construction Project

Irene Montgomery

Are you dreaming of adding a pool to your backyard oasis? Before diving into the world of pool construction, there are several key factors to consider to ensure that your project goes smoothly and meets all your needs. From budget considerations to selecting the right design and features, this blog post will guide you through the essential things to consider when planning a pool construction project.


Your budget is one of the first things you'll need to consider when planning a pool construction project. Pools can range in price from a few thousand dollars for an above-ground pool to tens of thousands for an inground custom-designed pool. Make sure to factor in not just the cost of construction but also ongoing maintenance expenses like cleaning, chemicals, and repairs. It's also worth considering how adding a pool will impact your property taxes and homeowners insurance premiums.

Design and Features

The design of your pool is another crucial consideration. Consider how you plan to use the pool – for exercise, relaxation, or entertaining – and choose a design that suits those needs. You'll also need to decide on features like shape, size, depth, material, and extras such as waterfalls, slides, lighting, and heating systems. Consulting with a professional pool designer can help you create a plan that maximizes both aesthetics and functionality.

Permits and Regulations

Before breaking ground on your new pool, make sure you understand local building codes, zoning regulations, and permit requirements. Failing to obtain the necessary permits can result in costly fines or even having to remove the pool altogether. Your contractor should be familiar with these regulations, but it's always a good idea to double-check with your local municipality before starting construction.


Once your pool is built, regular maintenance will be key to keeping it in top condition for years to come. This includes tasks like skimming leaves and debris off the surface, vacuuming the bottom regularly, checking chemical levels weekly, cleaning filters monthly, and winterizing the pool when temperatures drop.

Landscaping and Surroundings

When planning your new pool, don't forget about landscaping. The area around the pool should be designed with safety in mind — think non-slip surfaces around the deck — as well as aesthetics, such as plants for privacy or shade structures for comfort on hot days. Consider adding outdoor furniture like loungers or dining sets to enjoy your new backyard oasis to its fullest potential.

Planning a pool construction project involves careful consideration of budget, design features, permits, regulations, maintenance, landscaping, and surrounding areas, among other factors. However, with proper planning, attention to detail, and professional guidance, it is possible to create a dream oasis right in your own backyard.

For more information, reach out to a pool construction service, such as Clear Blue Pools.


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Adding Value to My Home

My husband and I are considering selling our small brick home in the near future. While we’ve completed some work on this house recently, we know we will need to do a few more things before we put it on the market. For instance, we need to replace some of the flooring, paint some of the walls, and replace some of the siding on the front porch. In addition, we may want to add a pool to the backyard. Because we live in the hot southern United States, many of our neighbors have pools. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of pools to install in a home you may sell in the near future. Enjoy!