The decision to get a new pool can be a fun one for you and your family. However, in order to prevent any problems in the future, it is important to keep some things in mind before putting the pool up in your yard. Here are just a few things to consider before you get an above ground pool.
Check with Your Local Zoning Office
You might think that you don't need a permit because you are not getting an in-ground pool. However, it is important that you check with your zoning office before getting your pool anyway. Depending on the size of the pool you choose and the town you live in, you may still need a permit. Failing to get one could lead to high fines in the future.
Even if you don't need a permit to have your pool put up, you might be required to build a fence of some kind around your pool. Be sure to ask about any requirements that might apply to you.
Check the Future Pool Area for Sun
In order to get a good idea of how much sun your pool will get, rope off the area where the pool will go. Take note of how often the area gets sun throughout the day. After doing this, you might choose to put the pool in a different location; after all, you want to be sure your pool gets as much sun as possible so that the water can stay at a comfortable temperature.
Estimate Future Costs
One thing you may already expect is that, after you get your pool, you'll have to pay money over time for cleaning supplies and a pool cover. However, it might be in your best interest to determine what those costs might actually be. Spend some time online looking at the prices of pool-related items you may want or need over time so you have a better idea of how much you will be spending.
Here are some things you might buy after you get your pool:
- Cleaning Chemicals
- Pool Toys
- Pool Deck
- Water Testing Kits
- Outdoor Lighting
- Storage Shed
Use the information in this article to make sure that you can enjoy your pool once it finally goes up in your yard. Talk to a reputable pool contractor to make sure you do everything necessary to make sure that owning a pool is as fun as you want it to be.