Your geographic location can impact your inground pool installation costs and materials. In some regions of the country, underground rock such as limestone is more prevalent than in other parts and can play a big part in your inground pool installation. Excavating rock often requires specialized equipment to break the rock into manageable pieces so that it can be removed and hauled away. Excavating the foundation can be very expensive and is not likely to be included in your swimming pool contract. Many swimming pool contracts have a ‘rock clause’ so be sure to read it carefully. Rock clauses usually state that the homeowner is required to pay for the expense of removing any rock from the project site. Pool builders who are familiar with the area should mention the possible chance of hitting the rock and share the impact it could have on the project. If you think you may have underground rock, a test hole can be performed ahead time.
Different areas of the country also have different resources available and soil conditions. These factors will impact what type of backfill material a pool builder selects and is readily available for your pool project. While we recommend a crushed clean chip stone for backfilling an inground fiberglass pool, there are geographic areas and situations that make using sand backfill an approved practice.
Worried about how your geographical location will impact your pool installation? Your pool dealer will be able to address your concerns and help you through the process. Find a reputable pool dealer today.
When your pool installation is complete, check out our past blog post about surrounding your pool with the best plants and flowers.