Broward County is densely populated and continues to grow as a Mecca for real estate investors and families globally seeking primary residence or relief from cold weather in our beautiful Floridian Oasis where Pool Builders stay busy year round. With the addition of a pool heater and chiller combo, for a small sacrifice on your utilities bill you'll be able to swim in your custom Broward County pool all year long. Typically when Pool Builders take a job in Broward County we understand there are strict limits on depth, size, setbacks and even design; many neighborhoods in Broward have their own preliminary requirements including HOA deposits that are refundable just to build a pool.
Broward County encompasses from Fort Lauderdale (one of our main pool construction areas) to around Hollywood FL area. Families and wealthy couples are enjoying the large city feel of Fort Lauderdale while loving the close proximity of the beach and ocean. We build beachfront pools with sea walls as well as single family detached home pools and even townhomes, if permitted. Broward County enjoys better permitting speed than it's rival cities of Delray Beach and Boca Raton, but times are lengthy compared to Wellington, Loxahatchee and more Rural Areas of Palm Beach County.
A few things to take into consideration when you're planning to build a pool in Broward County is the access through your yard to the dig site, the overhead power lines, any buried structures or irrigation lines, and possibly septic tanks if you have an older home that hasn't been converted to city sewer.
Keep in mind that your yard, sidewalk, and potentially neighbors yard are going to turn into an unsightly construction site for a few months and you will likely be responsible to replace any damaged sod or fences so make nice with the neighbor and plan accordingly. Maybe even invite them for a ribbon cutting swim party and some hamburgers on the grill?
It's possible to plan a cool design that incorporates your existing home and even squeeze a small pool inside patios almost touching the home. Inexperienced builders would shy away from building so close to the home because you could potentially undermine the structure, but when you're determined to have a pool it's possible to make it work with a little creativity and a lot of hard work.
We've trained and employed some of the most skilled contractors and apprentices in South Florida and are friends with many of the subcontractors that we've built working relationships with over the past few decades.
The first step to building a custom swimming pool in Broward County is to ensure it's possible by referencing your home's survey. You can get a copy of your survey from your local Broward County Property Appraiser office.
Likely if you have a Homeowner's Association they will have their own requirements as a preliminary step for size, placement and approval (fees may be required as well). Once you have a survey our designer and estimator can determine setbacks and structures that need to be modified, how much pool you can build or if it's possible as there are different rules based on what type of lot that you have.
For example, a zero lot line property requires less setback than a traditional lot, while a corner lot has entirely different setbacks from the road as consideration. This can also be a good chance to determine whether you'll be able to place a back yard pool or a side yard pool. Without a survey, some guess work and potential estimates on pricing can be done but it may end up wasting time for both the pool contractor and the homeowner and lead to some frustrations or disappointment.
While uncommon, we've built rooftop pools and indoor pools in the past, so with enough determination and financial capability having a pool is surely possible.
Secondly, you can start gathering ideas for your dream pool from Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, and Tiktok! I've placed some helpful links to our social media pages below where we post content from recent projects to get you started. After your initial consultation, you can have our designer visit your future pool site and draw up some pools based on your suggestions and material choices. During this visit we can ensure you have adequate electrical hookups and amperage needed to pass engineering and permitting requirements.
Any overhead power lines, existing structures, or plumbing can be noted at this time to be handled prior to starting the scope of work.
There are several phases that will be done in order and each needs to pass their own separate inspections with the city. An experienced pool contractor will know what is required to pass on the first try saving time on rescheduling as well as the fines for failing.
Choosing your contractor based on past work should play a large role in your decision making.
A smart contractor will keep their schedule full but not bite off more work than capacity allows to complete. For instance, we offer comprehensive warranty on our pools and equipment, so for years to come you're married to your pool client with fixing any issues that may arise. This can be detrimental to future jobs that are paying vs. free warranty work if you do not have skilled staff on hand and need to hire subcontractors to fix these mistakes.
In summary, there is a million facets to building a beautiful and structurally sound swimming pool.
Functionality and form need to be harmonious and your pool contractor should be able to navigate the process smoothly while providing clear instructions and achievable timelines. Realistic expectations lead to better working relationships, never fall for a pool builder who promises you that everything will go right.
The construction process is messy and each build has it's own unique hurdles to overcome. A great pool builder will be able to overcome problems and finish your pool despite what arises, and experience is the key to this success.