In-ground swimming pool: 6 mistakes to avoid!


A lot of things can go wrong when building a swimming pool. Planning in detail and then carrying out the work as conscientiously as possible are two essential steps. Those who skip the steps and go too quickly in the realization may regret it afterwards insofar as it is not necessarily easy to correct large-scale errors, unless sometimes they have the budget. Avoid all mistakes. And to start, here are the ones that are most often done. So that you can avoid them.

1 – Choosing the wrong place for your swimming pool

What is the nature of your (sub) soil? What are the climatic conditions? These are two overarching questions that you must answer first. If you tell yourself that any type of terrain will do, you are completely wrong. If the soil is adequate, you can easily dig it: the earth is easily removed. Next, you need to make sure that once the soil is removed, your soil is stable enough. Otherwise, how can we ensure that the materials installed can remain stable? Because you may very well find yourself facing a very soft ground which sags over time or you may fall on very large stones that you will have a hard time extracting. Therefore, think before you start building your pool: a proper pool location saves time (and stress) and, ideally, a lot of money. If you want to build your swimming pool in an unsuitable location, this can probably be done if you are fully aware of it. But you will probably need special equipment.

2 – neglect the environment of your swimming pool

When choosing your pool location, the wind, the weather, the sunshine, your habits play a role. But the whole immediate environment as well. Do you really want to be bothered by plants nearby? It doesn’t take much for tree branches and leaves to fall into the pond when the wind blows. Of course, this also applies to leaves and flowers that you don’t want to have in the pool all the time, as they quickly contaminate the water. After all, enough bugs are going to fall into your pool, you don’t need the branches and leaves!

3 – Do not learn about the regulations in force

Do you have to submit a building permit for your swimming pool? Is there a minimum distance to respect from the neighborhood? Find out about the regulations in force. The deciding factor is usually the size of the pool, i.e. the content of the pool in cubic meters. Even if no permit is required, the building rules and the distance limits must be respected. In most cases, a construction report and a completion report are still required. As local regulations can be confusing, it makes sense in any case to contact your municipality. She will inform you of the restrictions and the points to consider and respect. Depending on the size of your pool, you may be asked for a prior declaration or a building permit.

4 – miss security

Having your own pool in the garden is a lot of fun. But besides all the fun, it should be remembered that it can also be a source of danger – especially for children. It is therefore strongly recommended to take precautions to improve safety. As great as the joy of having your own swimming pool may be, it could quickly come to an abrupt end. Because a swimming pool can also have a dark side in the event of an accident. Better to equip yourself and be very careful. You absolutely must equip yourself with a barrier.

5 – Do not take the time to study quotes

If you are thinking of building an inground swimming pool, you know that it will come at a certain cost. It is therefore important to take into account all the quotation points that you may have requested. Make sure of the expertise of the chosen professional, be sure that he or she uses quality materials and talk about after-sales service. Not only must you have complete confidence during the performance but also afterwards if there is the slightest problem. It is also up to your craftsman to ensure that legal standards are applied. It is therefore understood that you must first find out about the prices but also be sure of everything that is offered to you. Take the time to exchange, to speak before having any bad surprises.

6 – Do not take the time for a final check

The construction of a swimming pool is often long. He can sometimes even play extra time. So much so that when we think it’s over, we just have one desire: to swim, to swim and to swim again. In short, take advantage of it! However, it is better to take the time to observe if all the points are as they should be. Before signing the contract for the end of the work, for the delivery of the site, take a tour of everything you need to see. Check the construction of your pool, make an inventory and review with the professional who worked on the site all the equipment and everything that will be used for the use of your pool. Then once the end of the work has really been done, finally dive into the blue water of your swimming pool and enjoy!