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How to Build a Swimming Pool in your Backyard

A swimming pool can bring you and your family years of enjoyment. With this in mind, here is a step by step guide to building your own swimming pool.

Preparing for a swimming pool

Position your Pool
The first step to building a swimming pool in your backyard is to determine a location in relation to your property. If you need some inspiration, research pool designs and this should give you an idea of the design that will complement your home. You will need to draw up plans for where your pool will be situated, how much space it will take up and mark on it clearly the desired location of the water features, pool steps, pool lights and more. Once you have an idea of where you would like to position your pool, it is time to clear the area. Remove all debris from this location to make the excavation process quicker. Once the area has been prepared, get a layout specialist to mark the parameters of your pool on the ground.

Hire a Used Excavator
If you have the skills and the knowhow for the task in hand, hire a used excavator online; Scot JCB has some affordable options. Then you need to dig a hole in the ground that will eventually become your swimming pool. It is essential that this part of the process is done right as any mistakes made here will affect the rest of the project and could cost you more money.

Plumbing and Lighting
Once you have built the foundations of your pool, it is time to get in touch with a professional pool company to take care of all of the plumbing. This includes aspects such as pool filtration, heating, drains, chlorination systems and additional features like waterfalls. The price will depend on the specification of the pool but when you start adding fancy features like waterfalls, the price of your project will soar. Depending on the complexity of your pool specification, the plumbing process could take up to two days. Once the plumbing is complete, the lighting installation process can begin.

Fill the Pool
Once each of the necessary steps has been completed, it's time to fill your pool and bring your dream backyard to life. Once your swimming pool is filled, the pool company should pay you a visit to test the water and you will be given an owner manual. This is the time to ask any questions or concerns you have about your swimming pool.

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