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Are You Buying A House And Want To Build A Swimming Pool?


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At Valley Pool and Spa Kelowna we get inquiries from people buying a new home and wanting to build a swimming pool.  They want to know if the home they are choosing will be suitable for building a pool in the backyard.  Your local swimming pool builder in Kelowna can tell you if a swimming pool will fit, setbacks etc… but you really need to do your own homework along with your realtor.  There is nothing more disappointing than thinking you can build your dream swimming pool only to find out you can’t… and it has happened.


Here are a few tips to help with your decision:


A Level Yard:  If you are trying to keep costs down look for a level yard.  If your yard is sloped you may need retaining walls which will increase your costs sometimes by just a little but sometimes by thousands.  Be sure when you looking at the yard that a trained professional is helping you determine if there is a slope to the yard.  Sometimes an untrained eye can not see a slope because they can appear to flat but are not.


Make Sure To Check Property Lines And More:  Real estate agents are great at doing their job but sometimes mistakes happen!  Make you are checking the property lines are correct from what the real estate agent is showing you.  It’s always better to be safe than sorry.  Double check and confirm the property lines are correct.  At the same time make sure you are checking for easements and setbacks on the property.  Your local zoning and building department can assist you with this.


Check The City Bylaws:  Different cities and towns have different regulations when it comes to installing a swimming pool.  It is a good idea to contact the city or town building department to ask about regulations and make sure you are able to build a swimming pool.