You may wonder why you can’t just have a swimming pool constructed by a professional pool builder from Imperial Pools, Inc. in Decatur, IL without having to get permits. The permitting process protects you from shoddy workmanship and protects you and your neighbors from someone just building whatever they want in their backyard! Why are permits needed for a pool project? To protect you and your neighborhood!

Municipalities monitor any type of construction project within its jurisdiction no matter if you’re building a swimming pool, a garage, a deck or performing construction inside the house. You will need to obtain permits and that could take a month or two depending on how often the board meets and what is required from you and your pool contractor to obtain the necessary permits.

The code and zoning enforcement officers will pay periodic visits to ensure the project is adhering to the permitted one and that all the municipal codes for plumbing, electricity and general construction are met.

Why are permits needed for a pool project?

Before you sign a pool construction contract and definitely before any ground is broken you need to make certain the pool of your dreams is one that is acceptable according to local building codes. The construction will need to meet specific standards, sizes, setbacks to other property lines and safety requirements. When you work with us because we build so many pools in your area, we are well-versed in what needs to be done to obtain the permits.

The regulations may seem intrusive, but they are put in place to ensure minimum construction requirements are adhered to and to ensure safety during and after the project.

Don’t forget to plan and get permits for any deck and outbuildings at the time of the pool construction permit process. Even if you don’t have them added right now, you want to know whether they will fit the local regulations BUT if you don’t do it all at once, you want to ask how long the approvals are good for as you may need to go through it all over again.

Let’s get the process started today so you can jump into your pool at the first warm day in 2022!