Now’s the Time to Start Planning for Your Inground Pool

The weather is already heating up here in North Florida, and there’s nothing like those 80 degree highs to get you thinking about how great it would be to have a new unground pool when the real heat arrives this summer. But if you’re serious about creating your own backyard paradise for this pool season, there are many things to consider, even though it’s only March:

1.Location, location, location –- The first thing that needs to be determined is the location of your pool. This includes reviewing the property survey to see if any set back lines or restrictions exist that will determine the size and placement of the pool.

2. HOA requirements –- If your community has an HOA you might know this drill  — researching the requirements of the homeowner’s association for new pool construction.

3. Bringing in the machinery  –- The minimum clearance for the construction equipment needed to build an inground pool is about 8 feet.  Make sure there is a way to get this equipment to the area on your property where you want to build your inground pool.

4. Choosing your style –-  This is where the fun begins; it’s time to research pool styles, sizes and shapes to decide on how you want your pool to look and how you think you’ll use it

5. Design elements and those pesky budget constraints — How much you’re willing and able to invest in your pool project will determine the design elements and extras that you may want to add. These could include:
* A spa
* A screen enclosure
* The deck area you’ll need for entertaining and poolside enjoyment
* Water features such as deck, bubble and waterfalls 

6. Sanitation –- Ok, not as much fun as choosing a style and features, but sanitation is critical for healthy enjoyment of your new unground pool. Of course chlorine is required to help fight bacteria and algae in the water but you’ll may also need to consider:
* A Salt system –- This is a cell that uses salt to create chlorine but is less harsh than chlorine tablets or liquid chlorine
* A Salt system –- This is a cell that uses salt to create chlorine but is less harsh than chlorine tablets or liquid chlorine
* An ozone system –- Ozone reduces the amount of chlorine required to treat bacteria and algae and it also kills microorganisms
* A chlorine feeder –- This provisions standard chlorine tablets.

As you can see, there’s lots to consider when building an unground pool, so the time to start getting ready for the 2018 pool season is now. We’re here to help. Give us a all at 904-246-2666 or fill out our contact form here. For some design ideas to get you started, visit our gallery.