There are plenty of considerations to make when it comes to installing a swimming pool in your Austin home’s backyard, and size is one of the more important ones. After all, you’ll want to determine exactly what your backyard can accommodate in terms of size.
You may have an idea of the perfect-sized pool, but will it fit in your backyard? And even if the actual space fits the pool, will it fit comfortably enough so that there’s still room left for vegetation, other structures, and free space?
Here are some things to think about when installing a pool and choosing a size for your backyard.
Ensure Enough Space For Backyard Amenities
Having a pool in your backyard is a great asset to have to enjoy outdoor time. But a backyard isn’t really complete with just a pool.
You’ll likely want to have other amenities back there to complete your outdoor oasis, including a patio, furniture, a fire pit, outdoor kitchen, pergola, or any other feature to make your space as enjoyable as possible. Make sure there will be plenty of space left over after the pool has been installed.
Room For Construction
Installing a pool requires a lot more than just a couple of guys with shovels. There’s a lot of equipment and machinery involved in installing a pool, especially when it comes to digging out the ground and backfilling it with concrete.
Your Austin pool builder will have to move in and out, and across your property with ease to maneuver this machinery. You’ll want to make sure that there is enough space for the builder to properly operate.
Boundaries, Easements, and Bylaws
Consider the following when it comes to ensuring enough space for the installation of your pool:
- Property lines. Check with your local jurisdiction to find out exactly how far away from the property boundary your pool needs to be. Many areas require that swimming pools be built a certain distance away from property boundaries.
- Easements. There may be areas on your property that are designated utility easements, upon which you would not be able to build any structures, like swimming pools. Utilities can include things such as underground gas lines, electrical lines, and phone lines.
As you can see, building a pool in your backyard requires plenty of consideration. But with the help of a seasoned Austin pool builder, you’ll have the guidance you need to ensure that the process is as streamlined as possible.