Assisted Installation Checklist

  1. Check with your local building department to find out if a building permit is required to install a pool and, if so, how to obtain one. We must be informed of any inspections that are required, especially any plumbing inspections.
  2. You will need an excavation contractor to dig the hole and do the backfilling of your pool. Excavation plans can be found on our website and we will speak to your contractor to review the measurements. We must speak with your contractor before any excavation is started.
  3. The day that we deliver the pool, your excavation contractor will need to be on site with equipment to make adjustments to the hole, if necessary, and to do the backfilling. Our installers will not operate any equipment.
  4. You will need 40-80 tons of #89 stone (1/2 diameter) on site the day the pool is delivered. The amount of stone required depends on the pool size. No stone should be put in the hole until our installers give instructions to do so. In some cases, you may be able to use material other than the recommended stone but will need prior authorization from our office.
  5. You will need a small crane or boom truck and four 20 straps with hooks to offload the pool. A 5-ton boom truck is usually acceptable (depending on the access).
  6. You will need to provide water to fill the pool. We recommend using the water supply for your home but if this is not possible, you will need to hire the services of a water truck. Please contact your sales representative for details.
  7. We require the installation of a Water Inspection Port. The material for this will be provided. In some instances, a Daylight Drain or well point may need to be installed as well as a Water Inspection Port.
  8. You may need materials such as cinder blocks, cap blocks, 4x4s, etc. during the installation of certain models. All materials are listed on the dig diagram for your specific model.
  9. You will need an electrician to hook up a 220v pump with a 20-amp breaker. If you purchase any additional equipment such as pool light, salt system heater, etc., please discuss the additional requirements with your sales representative.
  10. Pool must be grounded for safety and we will need to speak with your electrician to review the electrical hook up. Tallman Pools nor its employees will do any electrical work.
  11. You will need to find a contractor to do the decking around the pool. We would like to speak with all your contractors.
  • Homeowner is responsible for pool and equipment placement, which should be free and clear of prolines and setbacks and approved by your local building department or planning and zoning office. For optimal performance, equipment should be placed no further than 25 from the pool. Notify your sales representative if your equipment will be outside of this range.
  • Please note: A pool barrier (fence) that meets the national code will be required and is not provided by Tallman Pools. Please contact your local building permit office for more information on their specific requirements.

We would like to speak with all of your contractors.

Discount Fiberglass Pools, Inc. d/b/a Tallman Pools (Tallman) is not liable for the acts and omissions of the purchaser (Homeowner) and/or any contractor(s) retained by the purchaser. Homeowner shall not look to Tallman in order to recover from any losses that Homeowner experiences as a result of any acts or omissions of the Homeowner and/or any contractor(s).