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Using a Site Plan for Swimming Pool Removal or Remodel

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Using a Site Plan for Swimming Pool Removal or Remodel

If you’re thinking of remodeling your pool or even getting rid of a backyard pool that’s seldom-used, you can’t just call up a construction company and assume that your plans will be carried out in a couple days’ time. Making any changes to an in-ground swimming pool requires a lot of careful planning.

A few of the things you need to take into account include:

Permits required by your city. The requirements for removing or remodeling a pool vary from city to city, so make sure you read up on your local regulations before you do anything. In most cases, you’ll need a permit, and to get a permit you’ll have to present the city with a specific plan as to how you’re going to remove the pool. The city may also require you to adhere to certain building regulations, such as making sure the holes used to drain the water at the bottom of your pool are a certain diameter.

Cost. In order to get a permit, many cities require you to pay a fee. This fee is sometimes based on the total square footage of your pool, so you need to make sure you know its size and have calculated the cost to demolish or renovate it.

How construction/demolition crews will access your property. You need to make sure you know where the boundaries of your property are and ensure that a construction or demolition crew won’t have to go onto your neighbor’s property in order to access your pool. After all, you don’t want your pool renovations to lead to a neighborly dispute.

Potential hazards on your property. You need to get a good sense of the distance between landscape features like trees and permanent outdoor structures like a gazebo in order to ensure that the necessary construction/demolition equipment will be able to access your pool. You also need to make sure you're not in danger of hitting gas lines, sewer connections, or other underground structures.

All of the above factors can be worked out using one of MySitePlan’s detailed plans, which will show all visible landscape features such as your driveway, lawn, pool, gazebos, and sheds based on the most recent satellite imagery available. This objective, easy-to-read plan can be presented to the city when you’re applying for a permit, and it may also be useful for construction crews that are trying to figure out the best way to access your property.

Most Autocad Designers charge $120 or more per hour to survey your land, which might make you think twice about remodeling or removing your swimming pool. Fortunately, MySitePlan offers site plans for a fraction of that price, making your intended renovations much more easily attainable.

 

 

FAQ Description
What are the environmental considerations when demolishing or remodeling a pool? Are there environmental impacts to be aware of when draining pool water, and what best practices should be followed to minimize harm?
How long does the process of obtaining a permit typically take? What is the average timeline for acquiring the necessary permits for pool removal or renovation, and does this vary significantly by location?
What happens to the space where the pool was located after removal? After a pool is removed, what are some common or recommended uses for the newly available space in the backyard?
Can a pool be remodeled to use less water or be more environmentally friendly? What options are available for homeowners looking to make their existing pool more sustainable or less resource-intensive?
Are there any legal implications if a neighbor disputes the construction work? If a dispute arises with neighbors over pool construction or demolition, what legal protections or steps should homeowners consider?
What safety measures should be taken during the demolition or remodeling of a pool? What are the key safety precautions to ensure during the physical process of pool demolition or construction to prevent accidents?
Is it necessary to hire a professional surveyor in addition to using a service like MySitePlan? Under what circumstances might a homeowner need to engage a professional surveyor, even if they have a detailed site plan from a service like MySitePlan?
How can homeowners ensure compliance with local wildlife and conservation laws during pool demolition? What specific local wildlife or conservation laws might affect how a pool should be removed or remodeled, and how can homeowners comply with these regulations?

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  • Juliana Weiss-Roessler