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A septic system is something that is easily forgotten until something goes horribly wrong. What should you avoid running down your kitchen sink? Is one type of toilet paper safer to use than another? How often does your septic tank really need to be cleaned? These were just some of the questions that I had about my septic tank after it had backed up and filled my yard with raw sewage. Since then, I have spent hours researching septic systems so that I would not have to go through that again. I have developed my website to make learning about septic systems a little easier for others like me.

learning the basics of home septic systems

Adding An Inground Pool In Your Backyard? A Couple of Things You Should Know

Matthew Young

If you have decided to add an inground pool in your backyard this is something you should never do on your own. This is because it is very complex and takes a lot of different types of contractors to get everything done. Before the project gets started, however, you should be aware of what is going to happen in your yard.

Digging Trenches

A trenching contractor will have to dig one or more trenches in your yard to install water lines, plumbing, etc. this involves using a power trencher. This trench digs into the soil, chops the soil, grabs the soil and brings the soil to the surface. The trench is dug at an angle. The soil it removes is kept aside as it will be put back into the trench when the contractor is finished. There are other types of trenching equipment that can be used, such as a hand trencher, but a power trencher does this so much faster.

Depending on the size of your pool and how you want things set up, this trenching may be large. For example, you will have to have the suction lines installed, as well as a main drain and skimmer. There are also two pipes that will need to be connected to the pool pump.

Once everything is installed, a layer of gravel is generally placed into the bottom of the trench and then the piping that is installed is laid over the gravel. The removed soil is then placed back into the trench.

Having Access To The Pool Area

You also have to consider the large construction equipment that will be used and how this equipment accesses the pool area. In most cases, you will be responsible for any damage to your landscaping, so you need to plan this well.

You can expect grass to be damaged as the construction equipment drives to the site. There may also be flowers in the way, as well as sprinkles and concrete. Because of this make sure you remove the flowers, if possible, as well as sprinklers you have. You also have to know where there is any type of gas or electrical lines installed under the ground. If you have a septic tank on your property, make sure you tell the pool contractor where it is located.

Talk with the pool contractor so you know the type of equipment they use. The pool contractor can also give you tips to minimize damage to your yard and landscaping.