What it Takes to Build a Pool

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Residents across snowy forefronts are counting down the days that they can finally work on their outdoor living spaces. During the hotter months, one of the most popular additions to any landscape is a backyard swimming pool. The Utah landscapers here at Mellco are experts in pool building and are prepared to help you install the pool of your dreams, but is your backyard ready for such an addition? If you’re not sure, here is what it takes to prepare your home for a pool.

Decide on Your Placement

The first thing that you’re going to want to do is decide on your ideal placement. Take the time to scope out your backyard for an area where you could visualize your dream pool and would be the most comfortable for you, your family and any guests.

Clean Your Designated Area

After you’ve decided on a spot for your soon-to-be pool, you should clear it of any rocks, sticks, debris and any equipment or miscellaneous items that may be occupying the area. The spot you choose should be ready for our Utah landscapers who will help you with the remaing steps.

Measuring the Area

The first thing pool builders will do is measure the area. In order to prepare your yard for a pool, you must measure the diameter of the space where you plan to place the pool. To mark the area, the builders will use string and measuring tape.

Digging Up the Area

The next step in the pool building process is to dig out the area you’ve chosen. You will have to hire pool builders to use heavy machinery such as excavators to speed up the process. As for the dirt pile that you’ve accumulated, you can hire professionals to haul it away for you.

Leveling the Pool Hole

At this point, the pool builders dig up any areas that may be higher than others and do this until the entire surface is level. After digging, you will leave it alone for 24 hours to make sure that it’s completely level. Once the professionals decide that it is, you’re ready to start the installation process.

Pools make everyone’s summer better. If you’re looking to install a pool at your home, make sure to follow these steps and contact our Utah landscapers and pool builders for all the required assistance.