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What to Expect when Building

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Time it takes to build:  Dig to swim: Varies based on scope of project, your contractor and things out of everyone’s control.

  • Time of year – always a good time
  • Rainy season vs. holiday (delays)

Permits / Inspections – Permits will be pulled by your contractor and inspections scheduled as necessary.  A contractor cannot guarantee they can get an inspector to come out the moment they have completed a portion of the project that requires an inspection.

Weather – One day of rain can delay a week plus.  If forecast is for rain it can still affect progress.

Change orders / materials – Any time you change what you want for the project, including materials and finishes, the project will be delayed and additional costs may be incurred.

Production – should be based on weekly progress, not daily

Utilities – When digging, waterline, utilities many underground, obstructions not able to be located, old sewer lines, septics, etc. – Speak with your contractor to understand what possible delays and costs could be incurred if an issue arises.

Access – What is required beyond ability to get in the backyard – what is around the project

Cost – Depending on scope of project.  From a minimum basic pool of $30,000 and up

Contracts – Ask questions and be sure you understand what you are agreeing to. Payment terms / conditions

What’s excluded: general underground / soil / utility / access

Love My Pool the FSPA blog

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