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4 Tips To Help You Find The Right Location For Your Pool

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If you want to get an inground pool installed this spring, you need to make sure that you pick the right location for your new inground swimming pool. Here are four things that you should take into consideration when choosing the location of your new pool in order to ensure that your pool is placed in a safe and enjoyable location.

#1 Go for Lots of Sunlight

The first thing you want to take into consideration is where you get the most sunlight in your yard. Having your pool in the sunlight will make it more appealing to go swimming. It will also help naturally keep your pool warm, as the solar energy from the sun will help warm up the water. Additionally, the sunniest spot in your yard is not likely to have trees that close, which means less leaves will get into your pool, resulting in less clean-up for you.

#2 Avoid Low-Lying Areas

The second thing you need to take into consideration is how water flows on your properly. You don't want to put your pool in a low-lying area where water tends to puddle up. When you get serious rainfall, your pool will become flooded with dirty water and any debris that water brings along with it.

#3 Keep Free of Lines & Cables

Third, you want to make sure that your pool is located well away from any lines or cables, but above your pool and under your pool. That means your pool should be located somewhere where there are no telephone lines, electrical wires, electrical cables or sewer lines. You also should place your pool on top of or close to your septic tank.

#4 Keep It Within Eye-Sight

Fourth, make sure that you have a clear line-of-sight from your house to your pool out of multiple windows. This will help ensure that you can keep an eye on your pool when you have children or guests swimming in your pool. It will also make you aware more quickly should your pool flood or should an animal get into your pool.

Finally, you may want to pick an area where you can easily put in a windbreak or where a windbreak already exists through the use of shrubs, trees or a solid fence. You don't want to get too much of a breeze when hanging out by your pool. If your pool is in a really windy location, more water will evaporate and you'll have to monitor the water levels and add more water at a higher frequency than a pool located in a similar yet less windy location.

For more information, contact a business such as KrisCo Aquatech Pools & Spas.