Easement and pool design help

tnlynch81

New member
May 22, 2019
3
Dallas, TX
First off thank you so much to all those who contribute so much great info to this board. We are looking at building our first pool but have an easement issue that I'm hoping someone can give us some insight on. We live on a golf course and have a great view. The only problem is we have a 15' Erosion hazard setback easement in our backyard. This easement takes up nearly half of the backyard. My questions are if anyone here has dealt with a similar easement and if so did you attempt to get a variance so you could build into it. If we can't get a variance do the specs seem like it will be too small? The specs at the widest and longest points will be 13'x21' with a 7'x7' spa. Depth will be 3'5" to 5' Any info regarding the easement, and thoughts on design and the quote for materials etc. would be much appreciated. I have attached the design, as well as measurements and the PB quote.
 

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chiefwej

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Jun 12, 2011
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Tucson
In that easement area, would you be allowed to install some type of pavers? If so, I would consider lowering the pool level and having a pool paver deck on the other side in the easement area.
 

tnlynch81

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May 22, 2019
3
Dallas, TX
In that easement area, would you be allowed to install some type of pavers? If so, I would consider lowering the pool level and having a pool paver deck on the other side in the easement area.
I would think we would have to add them after the final inspection. That would definitely be part of the plan. Really would like a bigger pool if possible. Just not sure if it's a fight I can win.
 

sktn77a

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May 16, 2010
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Chapel Hill, NC
Don't want to sound like a negative Nancy but municipalities rarely give easement variances for projects like this and if you build the pool anyway, it can be a nightmare when you come to sell the house.
 

tnlynch81

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May 22, 2019
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Dallas, TX
Don't want to sound like a negative Nancy but municipalities rarely give easement variances for projects like this and if you build the pool anyway, it can be a nightmare when you come to sell the house.
Not a negative Nancy.... a realist. I was just reaching out to see if people had experiences with getting variances, and any tips they may have. Thanks!