When searching for a new house, there are a few factors to keep in mind if you choose to install a pool in the future. Let’s take a closer look at what you should know about building a pool at your new house.
Your Homeowner’s Association Has a Say
Before buying a newly constructed or currently-standing house, you should always learn more about the homeowner’s association, or HOA. Your HOA can dictate many rules and regulations for your house and property, including building a new pool. The HOA may have certain requirements about size, function, and shape of a pool; the HOA may also prohibit the building of a new pool. If a new pool is important when buying your new home, then ensure your future HOA will support your wishes.
Your Utility Easements May Need to Move
Utility easements are areas around your property that have been defined by various utility companies. These areas show where overhead and underground electric lines, plumbing, cable, and sewer lines can rest. Before buying a house, check where these utility easements are located. If they are located in an area where the new pool and its equipment must rest, then you may need to pay a fee to have the easements relocated.
Your Backyard Should Have Room for Heavy Equipment
No matter the size of your future pool design, your contractors will probably use various kinds of heavy equipment to install your pool. To reach the area where the pool will be located, you must ensure there is enough room for the equipment. Look for wide yard gates where cement trucks and digging equipment can enter. See if there is a clear path from the gate to the location of your future pool. If you cannot find these areas, then you may want to find a different home for your future pool.
Pools by Design can help you find the perfect location for your new pool or spa in Tucson. Please call us at (520) 797-6675 to get the process started right away.