If you’re considering building a swimming pool in your backyard there are a few things you should know before the work begins. While making this choice will provide you and your family with hours of fun, you must first consider the cost and installation process. At GSM Builders we’re experienced in designing and installing luxury inground pools for homes throughout southern Florida and are happy to give you the tips you need before you dive into a pool project.
First, you’ll want to consider your pool design and if space allows for an inground pool. At GSM Builders in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we can create 3D renderings of your dream pool to give you the full picture and final design before work begins. By visualizing your pool before we break ground, you’ll have the opportunity to make design changes and suggestions so that you get exactly the pool you’ve been envisioning.
Another thing to consider is that building an inground swimming pool requires the movement of a lot of dirt. It’s common for homeowners to underestimate the amount of dirt that actually comes up when you want to install a swimming pool. An average excavation will create about five garden sheds worth of dirt, which is likely way too much dirt to be absorbed by the rest of your yard. At GSM Builders we’ll help transport excess dirt off of your property.
There is a minor chance that when doing a swimming pool installation, a rock may be found or groundwater may be found. These situations do not happen frequently, however, it’s important to be aware that they do occur. If they a large rock is found, the most feasible options include moving the pool to another area, elevating the pool, or removing the rock (which can be costly). If groundwater is encountered, the most likely next step is to install a dewatering system or elevate the pool. As your pool contractor, we can help you understand the details of each of these choices.
Once your swimming pool excavation is complete, hopefully without any of the unforeseen circumstances described above, you can get to the important next step – enjoying your pool! If you’re ready to start your pool design and installation, give us a call! At GSM Builders we can assess your property and give you a free quote. Click here to get started.