Laying the Groundwork for Luxury: How To Prepare For Custom Pool Installation

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Transforming your space into a luxurious oasis with a custom pool is an exciting endeavor. The addition of a pool provides an opportunity to create a unique outdoor experience exuding relaxation and elegance in any commercial or residential space. As with all design and construction projects, there are important steps that homeowners can take to ensure their pool builder partners success.

1. Visualize Your Oasis

Begin by envisioning your dream pool and determining the ideal location within your property. Consider factors such as sunlight exposure, views, accessibility and proximity to utilities. This will help you determine the best spot to bring your vision to life.

2. Check Local Regulations

Familiarize yourself with local regulations, permits and codes related to pool installations. Ensure compliance with setback requirements, fencing regulations and safety guidelines. Consulting with a professional pool builder can provide valuable insights and guidance in navigating these requirements. (Attempting to handle this process on your own can be alot to take on, which is why we recommend relying on an expert pool builder to do the legwork for you!)

3. Choose the Right Pool Builder

Selecting a reputable and experienced pool builder is crucial to a successful project. Research local pool builders, read customer reviews, and ask for referrals. Choose a builder who aligns with your vision, understands your needs and has a proven track record of delivering exceptional results.

4. Set a Budget

Establish a realistic budget for your pool installation. Consider not only the construction costs but also ongoing maintenance and potential landscaping enhancements. This will help you and your pool designer make informed decisions and ensure that your dream pool aligns with your financial goals. Aqua Blue Pools has partnered with Lyon Financial to simplify the path to pool ownership in South Carolina.

5. Plan Landscaping and Hardscaping

Think beyond the pool itself and consider how you want to enhance the surrounding area. Plan landscaping and hardscaping elements such as gardens, patio areas, outdoor kitchens and lounging spaces. This will create a cohesive and inviting outdoor environment that complements your new pool.

6. Prepare the Construction Site

Clear the construction site of any obstacles, including furniture, plants and outdoor equipment. Create a designated storage area for construction materials and equipment. Communicate with the pool builder to determine the specific requirements for site preparation.

7. Communicate with Neighbors

If your pool installation may cause disruptions to your neighbors, it’s courteous to inform them in advance. Discuss the project timeline, any potential noise or traffic impact, and assure them that you will minimize any inconvenience.

8. Plan for Pool Safety

Prioritize pool safety measures from the very start. Consider your options for installing appropriate fencing, safety covers and other safety features that protect children and pets. Discuss these requirements with your pool builder and ensure compliance with local safety regulations.

9. Prepare for Excavation and Construction

Once all the necessary preparations are complete, construction can begin. While the building process may provide minor inconveniences, the end result in mind will be well worth it –  a luxurious, inviting pool filled with endless possibilities.

By following these steps and investing time in proper prep, you can ensure success for your new pool’s installation. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying your very own private oasis tailored to your desires and providing endless joy for years to come.

Let’s make every lap luxurious!

Planning for your dream pool shouldn’t be a nightmare! As the Lowcountry’s premier custom pool builder, Aqua Blue Pools is ready to help you realize the pool of your dreams. Since 1991, our team has built pools in a range of styles for residential and commercial clients from South Carolina’s Lowcountry to Savannah. We are proud to work closely with our clients to create and execute impressive custom projects built to last. Contact us today to begin planning your oasis!


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