Many people buy a home that doesn’t come with a pool in the backyard, even though they really want to have one. This is why many people choose to have a pool installed shortly after they buy a home. However, installing a pool is not something that is done quickly and easily. The pool installation process is something that takes a bit of time to complete, in addition to waiting for permits and factoring in any weather delays.
The First Steps
The first thing a homeowner will need to do is ensure that they are allowed to install a pool on their property. This can be done by getting in touch with your city’s permitting division. They will likely want to inspect your home and ensure the process can be completed without any problems, which can take some time. Also, a permit itself may cost anywhere from $100-$1000, sometimes more.
After you get the necessary permits to begin a pool installation, you must get in touch with a company that installs pools professionally. They will be able to help you get connected with everybody that needs to be involved in the process. It normally takes more than one contracting company to complete an installation job, but a good pool installer will have recommendations for you. An excavator will need to be used to dig out a hole for the pool, but this process will only take a day or two.
After Your Yard Is Prepped
Once the permits are secured and the hole is dug, an installation company will be able to begin working. The time frame of this process depends on whether you are having a fiberglass, vinyl, or concrete pool installed. Concrete will take the longest to install, but it’s sturdy and will last for a long time. It’s also much harder to damage. A plumbing system will need to go under the pool before the liners are poured or placed inside the hole so a pump will work efficiently. The actual installation process can take anywhere from one to three weeks, depending on the type of pool liner being used.
Important Things To Remember
- Installing a pool will not drastically increase the value of your home.
- Heaters are going to increase your utility bill drastically.
- Fences may need to be installed around the pool for safety reasons, but this will be elaborated on when trying to get a permit.
- Pools require a lot of maintenance; don’t have one installed if you aren’t going to properly care for it.
If you are thinking about having an in ground pool installed in Tulsa, contact Gunite Pools of Tulsa. We can help you with every step of the process, including locating contractors and calculating the overall price. The installation process may seem extensive, but the rewards of having a pool are well worth it.