Why You Should Have a Land Survey Done Before Installing a Pool

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you're ready to install a pool on your property, the first thing you might be thinking about doing is calling a pool contractor. Before you ever give them a call, however, there is another professional that you should probably contact: a land surveyor. When you call the land surveyor, you can let them know that you would like to have a boundary survey done of your property. Basically, this means that you will find out exactly where all of your property lines are. You might think this is something you can skip before you have a pool installed, and it's true that some people have pools installed without having surveys done. However, hiring a land surveyor for a boundary survey is something to do first for these reasons.

Choose Proper Placement for Your Pool

First of all, once your pool is installed, it will not be feasible for you to move it. Because of this, and because you will be spending quite a bit of money on installing a pool, you'll want to be sure that you have it installed in the right place. Having a boundary survey can give you a clearer idea of how much land you're working with and what the land is shaped like. This can help you choose the perfect spot for your pool, and it will help you ensure that you don't accidentally install part of your pool on your neighbours' property.

Choose Proper Placement for Your Fencing

It is very important to install a fence around your property before you ever have your pool installed. Many jurisdictions require it, and even if you aren't actually required to have a fence around your pool, you may want one anyway. You'll want to discourage uninvited guests from visiting and getting in your pool, and you'll want to do what you can to prevent wildlife from getting in it, too. Plus, you should think about the safety of children; installing a fence around your pool is a good way to prevent kids from getting in your pool unattended and possibly drowning.

Of course, you'll need to know where your property lines are before you can install a fence on your property. With the help of a land surveyor, you can find exactly where your property lines are, so you can fence in as much of your property as possible without worrying about encroaching on someone else's land.  


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