Since the weather in Northern California is warm and sunny for much of the year, many homeowners install in-ground pools in their backyards. When they need to shop for pool supplies, cleaning chemicals, and toys, they count on All Clear Pool & Spa Supply to have a wide selection of products and a knowledgeable team. The pool store staff also provides advice for customers who are still in the planning stages.
Here, they explain three factors to consider when installing an in-ground pool:
Check Your Local Codes: According to Section SP-08 of the Sacramento County building code, all in-ground pools must have a minimum planning setback of 3 feet from the back of the bond beam to the property line and must not encroach upon an easement. If you use gas heaters, the ventilation system needs to have at least 4 feet of clearance from any air inlet or opening as a safety measure against fire hazards.
Understand the Maintenance Requirements: People often focus on the fun their family will have in the new pool, but it’s important to think about upkeep as well. Invest in high-quality pool supplies like a skimmer, cover, pump, and filter to keep it clean. You will also need pool chemicals to test and balance the water quality, so it is safe to swim. Make sure you have enough room to store these products and keep them out of the reach of children.
Consider Energy-Efficient Features: Pool pumps and heaters run on electricity, which means using this equipment for several months out of the year can increase your utility costs. Fortunately, there are a few features you can install to make the pool more energy-efficient. Dark-colored liners and tiles absorb more sunlight than light colors, which can help lower your heating costs. You can also decrease the amount of energy the pump uses by installing large filters that allow for easier water flow. If you are adding lights, look for LED bulbs, since they use less energy and last longer than incandescent ones.
For over 25 years, All Clear Pool & Spa Supply has been Northern California’s choice for high-quality pool supplies and maintenance services. Their selection of pumps, water quality chemicals, and toys ensure your in-ground pool will be safe and fun for years to come. Call (916) 686-7665 to learn about their products and services, and visit their website to learn about the latest discounts and promotions.