Do I build the pool before or after the house?
A great question we’re often asked is, “If I’m going to build a house, how do I go about planning the pool?”
Well, if it’s such that you’ve got a block that when the house is built, you’re going to lose your access, it’s really important to consider putting a pool in first. At Compass, we call that a sleeper pool, so you can certainly come and talk to us about installing a sleeper pool. The other consideration is, if you’re going to have access. We can certainly put the pool in after the house is built, but the consideration might be if it’s going to be anywhere near the house. For example, you want to make sure that you consult with your builder and ensure that the footings for that house are constructed in such a way, they’ll let you come up and excavate near the house. There are those sorts of considerations that must be taken into account.
If you’re at that point and you think, yep, I really need to talk to someone about whether I’d build the pool first or do it after, certainly bring your plans into Compass and we’ll talk to you about it.