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Pools Patios and Spas’ Guide to Starting Your Inground Pool Project

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Imagine stepping into your backyard on a hot summer day and plunging into the cool, refreshing waters of your very own inground pool. The idea of having a private oasis where you can relax, exercise, and entertain friends and family is undoubtedly appealing. Not only does an inground pool enhance the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space, but it also adds value to your home. Whether you envision lazy afternoons lounging by the poolside or lively gatherings with loved ones, an inground pool can transform your backyard into a luxurious retreat. Thinking about installing an inground pool but not sure where to start? Pools Patios and Spas is here to help you navigate the exciting journey of creating your own backyard oasis.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you started on your inground pool project with Pools Patios and Spas:

  1. Research Pool Types: There are three main types of inground pools: fiberglass, vinyl liner, and concrete. Each type has its own benefits and considerations, so take the time to research and choose the best option for your needs and budget.  Click here to read an honest comparison from River Pools about the three different types.
  2. Determine Your Budget: Before you start designing your pool, it’s important to establish a budget. Consider not only the cost of the pool installation but also ongoing maintenance expenses. Visit the financing page on our website to explore financing options that can make your dream pool more affordable.
  3. Choose a Pool Design: We offer a variety of pool designs to suit your style and space. Whether you prefer a classic rectangle or a freeform shape, there’s a design that’s perfect for your backyard! Click here to check out some of our most popular pools.
  4. Site Evaluation: Pools Patios and Spas will conduct a thorough site evaluation to determine the best location for your pool, taking into account factors such as ground slope, soil conditions, and proximity to trees or structures.  Contact us by clicking here to set up a site evaluation.  It is helpful if you have pictures of the site where you would like to install your pool, as well as a copy of your property survey.
  5. Design Consultation: Work with our design team to choose the pool design that meets your aesthetic preferences and functional needs. We can help you choose the right size, shape, and features for your pool!
  6. Permits and Approvals: Our dedicated Permit Specialist will manage all permit applications in-house, ensuring a smooth process for our clients. All permit costs are covered in the contract, except for Liens NC. As per the state of North Carolina, Liens NC is not included in the Onslow County Permit application but is a mandatory requirement submitted alongside the permit application. The approximate cost for Liens NC is $33, and our team will guide you through this process seamlessly.
  7. Construction: Once all approvals are in place, construction will begin according to the scheduled date. Our experienced team will handle all aspects of the construction process, ensuring that your pool is installed to the highest standards!
  8. Enjoy Your Pool: Once construction is complete, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your new backyard oasis!


With Pools Patios and Spas’ expert guidance and innovative designs, installing an inground pool is easier than ever. Start your journey to a beautiful new pool today!