Los Angeles Pool Construction: What to Know
When you are considering the addition of a pool and spa to create that backyard oasis, it is important to make some key decisions before getting started with a Los Angeles pool construction firm.
Type of Swimming Pool
While you may think there are only in-ground and above-ground swimming pools, there are a few types of in-ground swimming pools to consider:
Swimming Pool Cost
- Concrete pools offer the greatest design flexibility because they can be formed to virtually any shape or size for fitting in your space. Concrete pools, known as gunite pools, have = a variety of wall textures available from smooth textured to aggregate textured. Concrete pools can be built in anywhere from 3 to 12 weeks and are considered the strongest and most durable types of pool.
- Fiberglass pools are manufactured in the factory and pre-molded, which can restrict your design options. However, it leads to a quicker installation time, typically around three days.
- Vinyl pool liners are available in a variety of colors and patterns and are most often rectangular in shape, but they can be ordered in freeform and L-shaped designs. These can be easily damaged and require regular replacement. Construction timelines run from 1 to 3 weeks.
Estimating the cost of an in-ground is difficult because there are many factors to consider, including the type and size of the pool as well as soil conditions, pool shape, accessories, additional hard-scaping, regional permit fees and more.
Your best bet is to contact at least three reputable Los Angeles pool contractor companies to get comprehensive estimates to get started. You can discuss your design ideas, and they can put together an estimate so you know a ballpark for what it will cost.
Swimming Pool Permits
Building a swimming pool is subject to building and zoning requirements. Each city and county have different code requirements. It is imperative you apply for a building permit and receive approval before starting. Each area has specific requirements related to depth, property setback lines, pool barriers, and gate hardware requirements.
Swimming Pool Location
Consider the best place in your yard based on such factors as the wind, the sunshine and shade coverage, trees, and sightline for privacy purposes. You may also want to consider location based on whether you want to add features like a spa, diving board, slide, and rock features.
Your Yard Oasis Budget
When finalizing your swimming pool budget, don’t forget to include the finishing touches you want to complete the oasis effect, including lighting, decks, patios, privacy fencing, patio furniture, pathways, gazebo, built-in barbecue, fire pit and more.
Your Ideal Los Angeles Pool Contractor
We are here to help you consider all those factors as well as plan, design, and install everything from the swimming pool and spa to the additional yard and landscaping features. We have helped homeowners like you throughout Los Angeles, including La Canada, San Fernando Valley, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Bel Air, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Westlake, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Santa Clarita, Porter Ranch, Northridge and Woodland Hills. Find out how to make your swimming pool and spa dream come true by calling us now!