It has been a big decision, but you are finally going to build that swimming pool you have been dreaming about. For months you have been poring over design possibilities. You may have a long list of features you hope to incorporate into your backyard oasis. Undoubtedly, you have been anxiously waiting for your build date to arrive. However, there may be a few more hoops to jump through before construction can begin. You are going to need a pool permit. This probably isn’t a surprise to you, and rest assured that your experienced Fronheiser Pools contractor will take care of many of the details. That being said, you must know the answer to the question “How do I get a pool permit in Berks County, PA?” Actually, it is pretty straightforward.
Know the Lay of Your LandYou and your Fronheiser Pools contractor have probably already taken several walks around your property to determine the layout and position of your pool. Things to take note of are any utility lines above the prospective pool location, as well as any underground utilities. If your terrain is uneven, you may need to hire someone to level it, or perhaps build a retaining wall. Your Fronheiser Pools contractor will be a great source of information on this subject. Additional site considerations are:
- Is the pool site on an easement?
- Is the pool site at least 100 feet away from a water site such as a lake or pond?
- Are there sprinklers or landscaping that need to be dug out where the pool will go in?
- Are you observing the setback rules for your area? (Typically, pools are set back at least 10 feet from your property line).
- How will the construction equipment access the site?
What Information is Required on the Swimming Pool Permit Application?Why is Fronheiser Pools considered top of the line? One of the reasons is because we know the ins and outs of the swimming pool application permit process in Berks County, PA. We understand the rules and requirements and know how to adhere to them. In Berks County, either you or your “agent” (your contractor) can fill out the permit application. You should definitely understand what is being asked, however. Here are a few things that will need to be provided in the application:
- The complete specifications of the pool, including length, width, depth, capacity.
- A plot map showing the location of the pool on the lot, including its distance from other structures, fences, and driveways.
- Comprehensive electrical and wiring details, which your contractor will provide.
- Placement of external pool equipment such as pump, heater, filtration system.
- The type of safety fencing you plan to use around your pool.