What to Keep in Mind Before Building a Pool in Phoenix
Pool ownership is pool ownership, right? Well, not exactly. Not only does every state have different rules, regulations and laws applying to pool owners, Arizona pool owners in particular must deal with a few additional considerations that you don’t necessarily have in other areas.
While none of these things should keep you from building a pool in Arizona, you’ll definitely want to keep these things in mind to ensure you can have a stress-free pool experience.
Replacement Pool Filtration Pumps Must Be Two-Speed Or A Variable Speed Pump
In 2012, Arizona passed a law intended to help with the state’s energy efficiency. The law requires pool owners to replace pool filtration pumps with a variable speed model, rather than the more common (at the time) one-speed models. While this has been a bigger consideration for existing pool owners, make sure your pool builder is up-to-date on all the requirements and installs the proper speed from the very beginning.
A “Clear” Pool Is Not Necessarily a “Clean” Pool
One of the main functions of pool chemicals is to prevent algae and harmful bacteria from growing in your pool. The problem is, you can’t really tell if your pool is clean and safe just by looking at it.
This is especially an issue in Arizona. In cooler climates, colder temperatures naturally kill off a lot of bacteria and algae, but Arizona’s year-round warm temperatures mean it’s very important to continually test your water and keep it treated. Regularly checking your pool chemistry can keep your pool truly clean.
Pools Must Be Fenced for Safety
Arizona homeowners with pools must follow strict safety rules to protect against accidents. Reputable pool builders (like Shasta) are well-aware of these, but you should always double-check your pool plans to make sure they comply.
If you have a child/children under 6 years of age:
If your home is part of the enclosure:
Enclosure gate requirements Arizona:
While not required by law, here are some additional pool safety tips for Arizona pool owners:
Building a pool in Arizona comes with a lot of considerations besides just what shape, finish and features you should include. Shasta has been building pools in Phoenix since 1966. Our experience, knowledge and care will ensure your new pool will be safe—and sensational!