A swimming pool installation begins with preparation of the site. A qualified professional will evaluate the site, measure, and mark it accurately to ensure a proper fit. A large amount of ground is removed and relocated during excavation. This work requires heavy machinery, and it should be done by trained professionals. Before beginning the pool installation process, ensure that your home is level and that your swimming pool is not too far from any other structures.
Once the ground has been prepared, the contractor will then direct the flow of pressurized concrete into the swimming pool. Then, he will use a trowel to knead the surface into the desired design style. Typically, the interior finish will take about three days. Once this process is complete, the pool is ready for water.
The next step is obtaining a CO (Certificate of Occupancy), which confirms compliance with zoning and building codes. Failure to obtain this certificate could lead to heavy fines and even business closure. Fortunately, there are a number of resources to help you obtain the necessary licenses. In particular, you can look to the SBA for helpful resources. Local associations can also help you get the necessary licenses and permits.
If you are considering a pool installation, you should consider all of the possible costs. The materials, equipment, and labor costs will depend on the size of the pool, the area, and the finish level. For example, fiberglass pools require minimal finish work, while concrete pools require more finish work. The cost of decking, equipment, and landscaping can also add up.
The cost of installing a swimming pool can range from $5,000 to $12,000, and the labor for installing it can be as much as $2,000 or more. Of course, this price doesn’t include the cost of landscaping and permits. A pool installation can also include removing trees, which can add up to another $200 to $2,000 to the cost.
Another factor that contributes to the cost of swimming pool installation is the type of plumbing. Plumbing includes installing the main drain, circulation system, skimmer, and any flowing systems, such as deck jets, therapy jets, and sheer descent. Depending on the features of your pool, plumbing is essential to its proper operation.
The shape of your pool is important too. It is important to consider the size and shape of your pool so you can choose the materials that are most appropriate for your space and budget. Vinyl pools tend to cost less than concrete, but vinyl liners tend to be less durable than fiberglass and need to be replaced after seven to nine years.