To Help You With Your Inground Pool Installation Planning

Now that you’ve decided to have an inground pool installed, it’s time to start the planning process. You’ll likely have lots of questions and want to know exactly how the installation will take place. There are also regulations you have to follow based on your city, state, and neighborhood. Here are some answers to pool construction questions and information on how to prepare your yard for your new pool.

How Long Does It Take to Put an Inground Pool In?

If you are installing a pool with a vinyl liner the total installation time is about two weeks. However, you may have to get a patio installed for the pool as well. This process could take anywhere from a week to several months depending on the method of construction. If you choose a gunite pool, you can expect installation to take between six to eight weeks from the time of excavation. Installing a fiberglass pool is the quickest and easiest method. Keep in mind that these time frames don’t include the time it takes to secure a permit. Sometimes the permit process can be tricky, so you’ll need to allow a few extra weeks.

Pool Design and Landscaping

Choosing the design of your pool is also a matter of knowing which landscaping methods are necessary. Depending on the shape of the pool and its depth, you’ll have to make some major changes to your yard. You’ll need to dig a space for the pool after your yard is measured. Pools used for swimming are at least 20 feet long in most cases. If you’re getting a hot tub or spa, space will be smaller. You’ll also have to determine if the pool will be partially or entirely submerged. This decision lets the contractors know how deep to dig the space for the pool.

After you choose the shape and size of the pool, the base bowl is constructed. The base bowl is often made of concrete, but there are a few other materials to choose from as well. Polypropylene is another popular choice because it’s leak-proof. There are also plastic or metal components to choose from to keep the pool in place.

Landscaping around the pool is part of the overall pool design as well. You may want a small garden bed around the pool or you may prefer a rock garden. You may also want to make sure your lawn is lush and green. Your contractor should level the ground where the pool or garden will be. The contractor should also provide information about the soil and condition of the ground before installing the pool and additional structures.

NJ Required Pool Permits

If you want to have a pool installed in the state of New Jersey, you’ll need a pool permit. Inground, above ground and inflatable pools require a permit from the city or borough where you reside.

The permit includes an application that must be submitted for contractors to work on your property. The application includes sections for required building and electrical subcodes. You’ll also have to submit drawn plans of the pool. After you submit your application, it usually takes up to 14 days for approval. Once your application is approved, you’ll receive your permit and can start building your pool.

Contact Atlantic Pool and Spa pool builders located in Lake Hopatcong, NJ for all your NJ inground pool installation needs. We have a team of inground pool installation professionals who serve Bergen, Warren, Sussex and Morris County. We’re happy to answer your questions and help you choose the pool designs and features that work best for you.