Yard Work: Fitting Your Pool in Your Backyard

As we’ve written in several of our previous blogs, landscape architecture is very important to the proper design and installation of your pool. This is why working with a pool builder that takes landscape architecture into consideration can help you realize your pool dreams that might not have been possible with another builder. Let’s talk about a few examples of how this works.

Fitting Your Pool in Your Backyard


Potential Problems

There are two factors that can arise when surveying your property in anticipation of construction that could prevent the process from moving forward. These are the building restriction line and the septic tank and fields and the septic reserve area.

The building restriction line is a line on your property plat that sets a boundary beyond which you cannot construct on your property. This line, also known as the BRL, is different than your property line, which may be found farther out. Not all properties have a plat, and thus not all have a building restriction line, but if your property is subdivided, then it does have a plat, and a BRL as well.

Septic tanks and septic tank reserve areas also can create issues for pool construction. Obviously no construction can be done where the septic tank is currently located, but the reserve area can also inhibit construction. The septic tank reserve area is a part of your property that is portioned off for the construction of a new septic tank in the event that your current tank fails.


With our experience in landscape architecture, Rhine Pools is able to overcome these potential obstacles to pool construction in many cases. Our architects can work to have lines redraw so a pool can be constructed. We work with your local jurisdiction to move building restriction lines and septic tank reserve areas to create a space where a new pool can go. Don’t let another pool builder tell you there’s nothing that can be done. Rhine Pools knows how to work your property to accommodate the pool you’ve always wanted.

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About Rhine Pools

RHINE Pools is a pool builder located in Howard County. We work throughout central Maryland and can handle every aspect of your pool design. We do not only install new pools and do pool renovations we are a part of one of the very best Landscape Companies in the state of Maryland.  Having this in-house power allows us to be your single source to build you the outdoor oasis of your dreams.  We believe that if you build a pool it needs to be an integrated center piece of your backyard and you should be able to build that center piece with a firm that understands all of the pieces of the puzzle and who will deliver on time and on budget. A portfolio of our work is available online.

If you have any questions about a new pool or about pool renovations, contact RHINE Pools by calling 410-442-2445 or clicking here today! Check us out on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and Pinterest as well!


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