If you’re getting ready to install a home pool on your property, one of the most significant decisions you’ll have to make is what shape you will choose in order to maximize space and to fulfill your ultimate design ideas. The size and shape of your new pool will depend greatly on how you plan to use it and the size of the space where it will be located.
As you’re considering the idea of installing a new pool and all of its possibilities, here are some key questions to consider.
What does your available space look like?
One of the most important factors in choosing the size and shape of your pool is the available space. First and foremost, you will need to make sure you have enough space for a pool. If you do, then you can consider which shape might fit best on your property our designers are also highly educated in helping making recommendations as to what will fit and look best in your space. If you’re unsure about what designs would fit in your space, one of our qualified pool designers will be able to show you plenty of options and share their design ideas with you to help you better understand all of your options before taking the plunge.
How do you plan to use the pool?
Just as important as the factor of available space is how do you plan on using the pool. There are very modern looking pools that are aesthetically appealing if you’re planning on doing a lot of outdoor entertaining, tropical type of pools for more of a resort feel, beach entry pools which are fantastic for small children or lounging, and then there are always lap pools for our avid swimmers! Plus, many, many more. Our designers will be able to share unlimited possibilities with you when you’re ready.
What is your budget for building a pool?
As you consider pool designs, you not only have to factor in the installation cost, you also have to account for ongoing maintenance. Larger pools are typically more expensive to maintain and install than smaller pools. However, some elaborate designs on smaller pools can be more expensive than simple larger pools. Be sure to pick a design that fits your budget for installation and for long-term maintenance and care. A solid budget is imperative in order to get the most for your money and giving the designer your budget and goals/needs prior to planning will help to make sure you get the absolute most for your money.
Who will be using the pool?
If you have young children who will be regularly using the pool or older adults who are less mobile, you should make sure you take their needs into account while designing your pool. You may want to incorporate shallower spaces, easily accessible stairs or handrails. You may even want to consider incorporating a separate, shallow kids’ pool or beach entry. You will also want to account for safety fencing while in the planning and budgeting process.
What types of landscaping or features do you want around the pool?
The design of the space around your pool is almost as important as the pool design itself. You should consider whether you want room to lounge in deck chairs (checkout Ledge Loungers) or barbeque in your new outdoor kitchen with your family or neighbors. Be sure to select a design that affords enough space for landscaping and other features around the edges of the pool itself. The landscaping and masonry plays a huge part in the aesthetic feel or your backyard paradise.