Designing a swimming pool is a challenging process. With a vast array of add-on elements, such as multi-dimensional landscaping, lighting, and water features, along with countless design styles, the process can become overwhelming quickly.
While a company like the Neave Group can help, the tips found here will also help you simplify your swimming pool design process. Keep reading to learn more.
Here are some tips on how the get the most out of your pool
Determine the Pool’s Purpose
How do you plan to use your future swimming pool? Do you want it for family fun? Relaxation? Sports or exercise? Do you plan to entertain others or install a lounging area nearby? Do you want the area shaded or in full sun?
You also need to think about the shape of the pool. There are countless options, including angular, curvilinear, rectilinear, or free form. Be sure to think about the views you will have from the pool, both inside and outside of your home. Is there a way to blend the pool in to make it more like a natural extension of your house?
When you think about how you plan to use the pool, you can determine what design is best for you, your home, and your family.
Features Wanted (Now and Later)
After you figure out how your pool is going to be used, it’s time to expand the vision. Think about the features you want to have in the pool now and down the road.
Garden structures, water features, and spas all help to enhance the possibilities of your new swimming pool area. You should also think about if you want to leave space for a deck, outdoor kitchen, garden, play area or some other outside feature down the road.
There are some homeowners who decide to extend the summer and as a result, their pool season, by installing a heat source nearby. Other additions that are ideal for a pool area include trellises, pergolas, and cabanas.
Possible Property Restrictions
After you have figured out all the elements you want to incorporate into your backyard area, it’s a good idea to find out what factors may impact your vision. Be sure to look into local ordinances, laws, property restrictions, and other factors that may affect your future swimming pool.
It’s also a good idea to consider property (land) restrictions. What is the water drainage like? What about the sun’s patterns during the day? Each job site is going to present unique challenges and sometimes, surprising opportunities.
This is why it’s a good idea to work with the professionals when coming up with a design plan for a pool and the area nearby. By doing this, you can feel confident all these special considerations are going to be factored into the bigger design plan.
After tackling the official restrictions and limitations, it’s important to look at practicalities. For example, is it going to be easy to move from the home to the pool? Is there a convenient location for visitors or guests to go change? What about refreshments?
Where do you plan to keep the chemicals and equipment? Do you need special storage for pool toys or other accessories? It’s a good idea to consider all these practical things early on to ensure they are addressed while designing the pool area.
Consider the perfect pool designs for you
Don’t begin planning a design or even the installation of a swimming pool without first determining how much you have to spend. A quality contractor can help you achieve your vision for the pool area without breaking your set budget.
As you can see, there’s quite a bit that goes into the development of a pool. Make sure to consider the factors here carefully to ensure the swimming pool you have imagined is brought to fruition.