What to Know Before Building a Pool

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You and your family are considering having a pool built in your home’s yard—how exciting! While you have made the decision to have a pool installed, you may be unsure of everything else that goes along with the project. Not to worry, because Recreation Warehouse is here to help. As an experienced pool company, we’ve outlined what you should know before building a pool.

Zoning Laws

Unfortunately, you can’t just start immediately digging or pouring concrete. First, you should check your local zoning laws to see if there are any restrictions that might affect your pool installation. For example, there might be regulations regarding the placement of the pool on the back of your property or the size of the pool in relation to the lot. Plus, there are likely safety requirements like installing a fence of a certain height around the pool. It’s important that you understand all of the zoning codes and obtain the necessary permits to build your project the right (and legal) way.

Your Budget

This one might seem like a give-in, but many people overlook or underestimate the cost of having a pool built. Be sure that you’re accounting for things aside from the initial installation, such as maintenance, supplies, and accessories. With a clear budget in mind, you can go into your project more confident and better informed.

Tax & Insurance Expenses

You should know that building a pool may increase other expenses in your life. The addition of a pool may increase your yearly property taxes, so ensure that you can fit the extra cost into your annual budget. And while your standard homeowner’s insurance policy will most likely cover the pool, you may consider increasing your liability from the basic amount to be on the safer side.

These are just a few of the very important factors to consider as you prepare to build a pool. When you partner with Recreation Warehouse, we’ll walk you through the entire process so you know exactly what to expect every step of the way. Contact us today!

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