Digging out a pool area

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Dreaming of transforming your backyard into a personal oasis? Imagine having a pool right there to enjoy even the hot days, host fun pool parties, and watch your family splash around all summer long. But before you can float and gaze up at the sky, there’s an important task to tackle first: excavating the area for your pool. Let’s explore what this process involves.

Before You Start

Jumping right into digging can lead to a heap of trouble. You’ve got to think about the shape and size of your dream pool first. This decides how much digging you’ve got to do. And don’t forget about checking in with the local authorities for permits and having someone mark out where all your utility lines are. You definitely don’t want to accidentally cut off your electricity or, worse, hit a water line.

Picking How to Dig

You’ve basically got two choices for how to dig: doing it by hand or using big machines. Digging by hand with shovels is super tough and really only makes sense for tiny adjustments or very small pools. For anything bigger, you’re going to want machines like backhoes to do the heavy lifting. It’s quicker and they can deal with tricky bits like making the deep end.

What’s Underneath Matters

The type of soil in your yard can change the game. If it’s sandy, it’ll be easy to dig but might not hold its shape well. Clay soil is tougher to move but stays put once you’ve shaped it. So maybe before you start digging, talk to someone who knows their stuff about what you’re working with.

Water, Water, Everywhere

It might happen that you hit groundwater when you’re digging. If you do, keep calm. You might need to put in some drains or even a pump system to keep the water out of your pool hole. So stay calm, but act. Because ignoring it isn’t an option unless you want your pool to pop out of the ground like a cork!

Staying Safe

When tackling a major digging project, safety is the top priority. Make sure you have the right gear and follow all safety guidelines, especially when you’re using heavy machinery. It’s smart to have a first-aid kit nearby, just in case. If the project feels like too much to handle, don’t hesitate to bring in the experts like Dobson Excavations. By trusting the professionals with your pool excavation, you can sit back and relax, confident that everything will be done with precision and care. Let the experts turn your pool dreams into reality and take the stress out of the equation.

After the Hole’s Dug

With the digging done, the real fun begins. You get to shape the pool, put in the lining, and install all the tech stuff like pipes and wires. Then come the cool features like lights, a heater, or even a waterfall.

Think Green

As you’re planning, try to keep the environment in mind. Natural pools that clean themselves with plants or solar heaters can make your pool a bit friendlier to the planet.

Budgeting Right

Digging and building a pool can cost a pretty penny. You’ve got to think about the digging, materials, and any surprises like hitting rock. Having a little extra money set aside just in case is a smart move.

Get the Family Involved

This is going to be a place for everyone to enjoy, so let the whole family have a say. Whether it’s picking the pool’s shape, the tiles, or the plants around it, everyone should get to throw in their two cents.

The Best Part

Once you finish all the hard work, there’s lots of exciting things ahead. Picture it – pool parties, relaxing weekends, and endless laughter just waiting to happen. You’re turning your backyard into an amazing space where your family creates unforgettable summer memories. Starting with a big project like digging a pool might feel overwhelming, but think of it as the start of a fun and relaxing summer. With planning, smart choices, and safety in mind, you’re on your way to creating your own backyard haven. Why not make this the year you dive in and turn those pool dreams into reality?

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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1 month ago

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Kerry Smith
Kerry Smith
1 month ago

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