Frequently Asked Questions

Can a pool be installed when the yard is not level?

Yes. A level site is not required to install a Pleasure pool. Some of our most attractive installations are on uneven terrain. Uneven yards lend themselves to more landscaping designs.

Do most in-ground pools have diving boards?

No, only 40% of the pools we install have diving boards.

Are pools without diving boards becoming more popular?

Yes. Ten years ago, we very seldom installed a non-diving pool. Now, non-diving pools account for 60% of our business. Sportsman pools designed for water volleyball, basketball, water polo, etc., are becoming increasingly more popular every year. Pleasure PoolsTM can also design a custom, multiple depth pool specifically to meet your particular needs and your family members' heights.

What is the smallest diving pool?

We recommend a 16 foot wide by 32 foot long pool for maximum safety, although a 15 foot wide by 31 foot long pool will meet the minimum safety codes. The depth of any diving pool must be at least 8 foot deep in the diving area.

Is a fence required?

Yes. Most local and state laws require a fence. Your insurance company may also require a fence. Local codes dictate the fence requirements. Self- latching gates are usually one of those requirements, as well. (Some states do not require a fence if you have an approved automatic pool cover.)

Are pool alarms required?

In Tennessee, starting on January 1, 2011, every new pool must have an approved safety alarm installed.

How much does it cost to fill a pool?

Rates from public water supplies vary. A typical cost is $8.00 per 1000 gallons. A 20,000 gallon pool will hold $160.00 worth of water with no sewage appropriation.

How long will it take to fill my pool?

It usually takes approximately two days to fill a 20,000 to 25,000 gallon pool with a garden hose. Some customers have used their neighbors' (with permission) water supply as well.