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.