Removing Trees Before Installing a Pool

February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021 Ryan McFadgen

Removing Trees Before Installing a Pool

With summer on the way, you might be dreaming of a backyard pool installation. Of course, that could mean that you need to change up the landscape of your yard significantly, either due to absolute necessity or personal preference.

As you plan for your pool installation, check on local building codes. Obviously some trees may need to be removed to make way for the pool itself. But fencing is another common consideration. Most municipalities require fencing and a locking gate around all swimming pools, and some might impose limits upon the proximity of trees to the fence. As you can see, these projects can get a bit complicated.

Beyond necessity and building codes, you might feel tempted to reduce trees in order to control the amount of leaf litter in your future pool. That isn’t a terrible idea, considering the time and cost involved in constantly keeping a pool clean of debris.

On the other hand, you might wish to retain some trees in order to provide a bit of shade. You’d be surprised at the difference tree removal makes to a yard! Taking out just a few can make the area feel scorching hot in the summer. For that reason, you could keep a few trees in your backyard, but trim them regularly to reduce the amount of leaves and debris that they drop into the pool.

If you do need to remove trees in order to install your swimming pool, remember that the stumps and root balls must be excavated as well. In this case a higher stump will be left so that the excavator can more easily remove everything. If you’re simply removing trees in order to make room for a fence, stump grinding can be appropriate in those situations.

Whether you’re considering tree removal or just some trimming to reduce leaf debris, give us a call. We can offer you estimate on this work and make a professional recommendation.


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