Key Considerations When Planning Your In-Ground Pool

  • By ASPM
  • 09 Mar, 2017
Having an in-ground pool is an exciting prospect, but planning its installation can be daunting. There are numerous decisions to be made in terms of size, shape, placement, and type of pool.

Fortunately, experienced swimming pool contractors in Norfolk NE can assist you every step of the way. The following is a guide to help you plan your in-ground pool so that you’ll get a result you love. Consider the following topics and questions:

Legality

Does your city or municipality allow you to have a pool? What are the zoning laws? Will you need additional insurance? Consult with a contractor to determine the current requirements for your area regarding swimming pools.

Zoning refers to local laws and requirements regarding proximity to utility lines, barriers, fencing, pool depth and configuration for diving boards, etc. Reputable swimming pool contractors in Norfolk NE will know just how to handle the permitting process. 

Budget

What can you afford to spend on a pool? In-ground pools require more elaborate installation considerations than above ground models. However, the results are much more permanent, elegant and enjoyable. Cost can range quite a bit depending upon your specific choices. Adding a patio surround, deck, fencing, lighting or additional landscaping will also add to the final cost.

Placement

What is the ideal area for your pool based upon existing trees, foliage and other yard elements? The best spot for a pool will be fairly level and with minimal rocks in the soil; however, specialized construction can make just about any area conducive to a pool.

Side and Shape

Based on placement decisions, intended use and personal preferences, what shape and size of pool is ideal for your yard? While this is largely a personal preference, some consideration should be given to the size and configuration of the property as well as the overall aesthetics desired.

Safety

What safety measures must you take to ensure compliance with local laws and the health of all pool users? Safety is always a primary consideration when installing a swimming pool. Plan for proper enclosures as well as the ability to supervise children and pets who will be around the pool. An alarm, pool floats, safety cover and personal safety accessories should be strongly considered.

Additional Costs

Ongoing expenditures for your pool will include proper pool chemistry and test kits, routine cleaning/maintenance costs and general upkeep expenses.

Ultimately, the key to a successful in-ground pool construction process and outcome is partnering with a trusted, experienced, professional contractor. Swimming pool contractors in Norfolk NE should be licensed, insured and bonded. They should also have positive feedback from previous customers and a proven track record of successful in-ground pool installations.

Our company and contractors fit the bill in all of these areas. Contact us for more information about our swimming pool installation services.
By ASPM 05 Oct, 2017

ASPM Landscapes, a top choice for commercial landscaping services near Norfolk, NE , has the expertise to keep your business landscaping looking good this fall. We’ve even gone ahead and assembled a list of tips that we recommend for your company.

By ASPM 05 Sep, 2017

Integrating carefully chosen hardscapes into your lawn, landscaping or commercial property can bring a stylish appeal to any exterior space. The professional hardscaping service offered by ASPM can make your hardscape visions a reality. Some of the most popular hardscape element choices include:

  • Retaining Walls
  • Patios
  • Fire Pits
  • Pathways
  • Outdoor Stairs
  • Pool Areas
  • Decorative Water Features

Some of the top materials used in hardscaping features include granite and natural stone choices like pieces such as sandstone, limestone and travertine.

Fortunately, there are some ways to help maintain and preserve your outdoor hardscape over time. From bricks to specialty shapes to raw stone elements, there are some specific steps you can take to help preserve their integrity and appearance over the years.
 
Be sure to address these three areas for successful hardscape maintenance: 

By ASPM 09 Aug, 2017

Natural stone is a stunning addition to any landscape design. The right stone sourced well and positioned just right builds character and charm into any landscape. Choosing the right natural stone can seem like an overwhelming project. High-quality products add value to any property, setting your home or business apart from the rest.

By ASPM 07 Jun, 2017
While custom landscaping is often the focal point of outdoor settings in Norfolk NE, custom hardscaping can offer a beautiful counterpoint that brings it all together. Patios, retaining structures, artistically installed boulders, paved paths, stone stairways, fire pit areas, brick ovens and water features like pools, fountains and ponds are some prime examples.

You have your choice of an array of stone type options for your custom landscaping in Norfolk NE. Some of the most popular include flagstone, granite, cut granite, limestone, weathered limestone, sandstone and moss boulders. Use the following design ideas as inspiration for your hardscaping projects:
By ASPM 30 May, 2017
Landscaping trends have moved from merely functional to intensely design-focused. Property owners are no longer settling for ordinary. The following are seven of the top trends in garden and landscape design Norfolk, NE is favoring this year:
By ASPM 04 May, 2017

Spring is here, and it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up your commercial property. Here at ASPM, we want to help you get inspired by providing you with timely commercial landscape design Norfolk NE so that you can create a beautiful property that will provide your employees, visitors and clients with relaxing spaces and views they can truly enjoy.

By ASPM 09 Mar, 2017
Having an in-ground pool is an exciting prospect, but planning its installation can be daunting. There are numerous decisions to be made in terms of size, shape, placement, and type of pool.

Fortunately, experienced swimming pool contractors in Norfolk NE can assist you every step of the way. The following is a guide to help you plan your in-ground pool so that you’ll get a result you love. Consider the following topics and questions:
By ASPM 10 Feb, 2017
Keeping up with snow removal in Norfolk is a high priority for businesses during the winter months. However, this important activity requires more than just timely, effective measures. The results of snow removal efforts must also be in compliance with the standards set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The essence of ADA regulations regarding snow removal is that your facility remain safe and readily accessible for all individuals, regardless of their physical limitations. The specifics of these regulations affect every part of the property where someone might walk, work, shop or operate a vehicle.

The most significant aspects of ADA-compliant snow removal include:
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