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How to Prepare for Your Waterside Pool Installation

If you’re lucky enough to live near a water body, you might consider a waterside pool installation. Whether you have an ocean view, lakefront property, or simply a backyard pond, there are a few things you’ll need to do to prepare for your new pool. In this blog post, we’ll run through everything you need to do to get your yard ready for a Katy Custom Pools waterside pool installation.

1. Have Your Soil Tested

The first thing you’ll need to do is have your soil tested. This is important because the results will tell you what type of foundation you’ll need for your pool. You don’t want your new pool to sink into the ground or move around over time, so it’s important to get this step right.

2. Choose the Right Location

The next step is to choose the right location for your pool. If you’re installing an above-ground pool, you’ll want to pick a level spot with good drainage. If you’re installing an in-ground pool, you’ll want to ensure the hole is big enough and in the right spot. It’s also important to consider things like sunlight and wind when choosing the location for your new pool.

3. Get All the Necessary Permits

Before you can start excavating or construction, you’ll need to get all the necessary permits from your local government. These permits ensure that your project meets your area’s safety and building code requirements.

4. Hire a Qualified Contractor

Now it’s time to find a qualified contractor to help you turn your vision into reality. Be sure to get quotes from multiple contractors and read reviews before making your decision. It’s also a good idea to ask each contractor for references so you can see examples of their previous work.

How to install a waterside pool in your backyard

Installing plumbing for your pool.

This includes both an inlet and an outlet for water, as well as any skimmers or drains that might be necessary. Plumbing installation will vary depending on what type of pool you’re installing, so be sure to consult with an expert before beginning this step.

Filling your pool with water.

Once all of the plumbing is installed, you can finally fill your pool with water! Start by filling just enough to cover the bottom of the pool and then allow it to sit for 24 hours so that any settling can occur before adding more water.

Enjoy your new waterside pool! Now that everything is installed, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your new backyard oasis!


Following these four steps will help ensure that your waterside pool installation goes smoothly and that you end up with a beautiful new pool that you can enjoy for years to come. Just remember to take your time, do your research, and hire a qualified contractor, and you’ll be swimming in no time!

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