Ensuring the success of a pool installation requires some preliminary planning before work starts and just after it ends.
This typically involves a few key steps:
Check for Pre-Existing Hardware
Many yards have buried pipes, gas lines, and electrical conduits. If any of them are in the way of the intended pool site, they’ll have to be moved. In most cases, this isn’t all that hard for people with the right equipment. The important thing is to check for them before starting to dig.
Determine the Suitability of the Ground
The ground needs to be stable if an in-ground pool is to be installed. If it’s too wet or too sandy, additional work will be needed to provide a good bed for the pool to rest on. Otherwise, the ground could shift and crack the pool’s walls.
Decide on the Liner
This is the part that people see when they look into a completed pool. White, tan, or even green concrete formulations are common, but they’re far from the only options. Consider river stones, quartz, and other alternatives to make your pool more unique. These can be found in all sorts of colors and colored aggregates.
Wait for the Water to Stabilize
One of the biggest mistakes people make is assuming that a pool can be used as soon as the water goes into it. In reality, it takes a couple of weeks for the chemical levels and water pH to stabilize. Make sure to take this into account when you plan for your first pool party.
To learn more about preparation for in-ground pools, just contact us. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions and suggest the perfect solution for your property.