Local Standard for Backyard Pools
There is no doubt the idea of your own backyard pool, in ground or otherwise, is appealing. Lounging your lazy summer days away on a pool mat sounds good to us. Before you make the big dive into owning and operating your own pool, you want to make sure you're familiar with the local standards that dictate the formalities of owning your own pool.
First and foremost, if you're building your own pool, and it will hold more than three feet of water, you'll need a building permit. In order to get one of these, you'll have to supply a site plan that includes location, depth, size and type of the pool. Also, any water structure that will contain more than 3 feet of water will have to have a barrier. You'll have to supply plans for the type of barrier or fencing, including gating and latching. Most local building permits are charged somewhere between $7-$8 per $1000 spent on the project.
Most local governments do their best to issue the permit as soon as possible, so you can start your project. However, we recommend starting the whole permit process in the winter, so upon the first thaw, the pool company can come in and start work. This will hopefully allow you get swimming by Memorial Day, assuming everything goes...ahem, swimmingly.
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