Choosing your site for a Charlotte pool installation

Pool installation
Pool installation is rarely about placing a perfectly square pool on a level and flat area. Many locations where swimming pools are installed involve some type of ground that slopes in varying degrees. The top pool builders in the Charlotte area know how to deal with all types of differences in elevation throughout the area for pool installation. Obviously, the pool has to be level, and often there is a need to build a retaining wall in order to level off the desired area where the pool is to be located. Some installations can be managed by simply changing the grade of the area, but in many situations there is a need to build a wall as high as two feet. The wall provides a technical role in the installation of the pool but retaining walls can also provide cosmetic enhancement to the area as well as the pool and pool deck.

Retaining walls and site drainage

One of the most important factors in pool installation is drainage around and under the pool. When the pool builders change the grade of a swimming pool site, the existing drainage flow completely changes. Quite often, a retaining wall is needed in order to facilitate proper drainage away from the house or pool areas. There are many different types of materials that are available for retaining walls. The pool contractors understand that in the construction of retaining walls, some materials work better than others.

Choosing the right materials

For example, the construction of a vanishing edge pool that is situated close to the wall, most pool builders prefer a solid poured concrete retaining wall. A stacked block wall can indeed be a beautiful retaining wall, but in sheer strength and maintenance requirements, the contractor may not be able to place the pool as close to the wall as desired, or to make sure that the wall will not leach onto the pool deck. Retaining walls will certainly add to the overall cost of your project, but in some cases, may be unavoidable. They almost always enhance the design and appearance of your pool, but in some cases actually make swimming pool installation possible in sites that require extensive drainage or site development.

One of the best pool builders in Charlotte, NC

Carolina Pool Plastering offers many services to repair and remodel your pool, its tile, and surrounding areas. Be sure to ask them about their many options and ideas for decks. They can help you with inspired ideas that will create a pool with enticing comfort zones, and extend your entertainment space. Retaining walls require special skill and experience that only comes from years in the business. A swimming pool can only increase the value of your home or business. To learn more about retaining walls and swimming pool installation or maintenance, contact Carolina Pool Plastering, in Charlotte, NC.

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