Should You Build Your Home and Pool at the Same Time?

When building a new home, there are many decisions to be made. If you are considering installing a swimming pool in your new home, then there are even more factors to consider! Potential pool owners are often faced with the choice of whether they should install their swimming pool while building their new home, or if they should wait until their home is complete.

There are many advantages of building your swimming pool in conjunction to your home; here are our top 5!


Easy Access

It is no secret that large equipment is needed to build a swimming pool. This can include excavators, concrete trucks, steel trucks, etc. Normally, in order for this equipment to reach the construction site, part of the home owners fence will have to be removed, unless there is direct access. When a pool is built in conjunction to the construction of the home, it can be planned for this equipment to reach the site of the pool before a fence or any other obstruction is in the way. This saves time, money, and hassle, and can also expedite the entire process.

Less Stress on the Driveway

While all precautions are taken to prevent any damage, heavy equipment can cause harm to a cement driveway. Ideally, if the pool is built at the same time as the house, the driveway can be poured after the heavy equipment is done accessing the backyard. This will save your driveway from any cracks, tire prints, etc.

Combined Financing

Lets face it, building a pool is a huge investment, and so is building a house! One of the advantages to building both at the same time is combining the financing for both. Rather than taking out two separate loans, you can include your pool in your first mortgage. This can save you hassle and money in the long run, and is worth considering.


Landscaping plays a major roll in the aesthetic appeal of a backyard. When constructing a pool, some of the landscaping in place will inevitably be affected. By building your pool at the same time as your home, there will be no landscaping already in place to damage. You can also plan to have all of the new landscaping compliment the pool, therefore saving money and time.

Electrical and Plumbing

The electrical and plumbing aspects of a swimming pool are intricate and require detailed planning. When a swimming pool is built where a home already exists, the plumbing and electrical can be routed in ways which are inconvenient for the requirements of the pool. When construction is executed alongside that of the new home, the electrical and plumbing details of the home can be planned to compliment the designs of the pool, again saving time and money.