Getting swimming pool plans on the ground is what sets up the beginning of the pool construction process. After weeks of perfecting a pool design and choosing between contractor bids, and waiting for the city to approve a pool permit, it’s finally time to begin.
Swimming Pool Layout Tools
The pool layout takes the pool design from paper and puts it on the ground where homeowners get a chance to see how a pool will fit into a planned space. This is a way of double checking that the design has been measured and scaled correctly.
At the time of the layout, the following points should be verified:
- Make sure that the pool layout finishes outside the required property line setback guidelines for the city or county
- Verify that the pool maintains the required distance from windows and electrical sources
- Some cities require a minimum setback distance from property walls, raised decks, planters, or waterfalls to prevent a climb-over hazard. Check the city or county for guidelines
- Review overall fit of the pool and the decking once the pain is on the ground
- Review and set the location of the pool’s bond beam, which establishes the pool’s height in the backyard.
All of these reviews and verification’s should be done alongside a layout professional. These are specialists who have drawn thousands of pools, and most can provide some helpful insights that can save money and frustration during the construction process.
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