Thinking of installing a pool? If so, there are a few things you may want to do before you start digging.

Get the Appropriate Building Permits

Pool installation typically requires building permits before construction can start, so make sure you get in touch with your local government office and apply for the necessary permits. 

Hire the Right Austin Pool Builders

The pool builders you hire should be licensed, insured, and have lots of experience. Be sure to do a little homework into the contractors you hire to ensure that construction will be carried out without a hitch from beginning to end. 

Choose the Shape of the Pool

The options are seemingly endless when it comes to pool shapes. Not only should the shape you choose be esthetically pleasing to you, but it should also fit your backyard properly. 

Make Sure the Site is Easily Accessible

Your pool builder will need ample access to your backyard to excavate and install the pool building materials, so make sure that there is enough room for the contractors to go back and forth. This may require removing part of your fence, or perhaps even encroaching on your neighbor’s property. If that’s the case, you’ll need to get permission from your neighbor before work starts. 

Keep Kids and Pets Safe

Any type of construction can come with hazards including swimming pool construction. But when it comes to installing a pool, you’ll have a large hole in your backyard that can potentially be the site of an accident. As such, make sure to barricade the area to prevent any mishaps, particularly when it comes to small children and pets.