3 Things to consider
There are a few important factors to consider before designing your pool.
Size & Location
Determining the size and location of the pool is a very important first step. It can depend on several factors such as the yard size, purpose of the pool (lap swimming, entertaining, large crowds, an additional spa, etc.), and of course, the budget.
How you want to utilize your yard space can affect the placement of the pool as well – do you want the pool to be visible from indoors? Or maybe you want the pool to be on one side of the yard, to create a child-proof play area on the other. Consider the most important things you’d like to do with the pool and the yard, so you can determine the needs for your pool design.
Style, of course, is the most fun part to contemplate.
Do you have a favorite theme, color, and feel in mind? Sometimes it’s best to match the pool to the style of the house. If you have a modern styled home, a geometric pool may work the best. Or if the house has more of a Mediterranean feel, then you might want to consider the Grecian-Mediterranean style. Maybe you want to create a tropical getaway using a free-form shape?
Gather some pictures to brain storm your ideas, and read more about each designs in our Pool Design Guide
Would you want to add a spa that can be used even during the winter time for a relaxing outdoor soak? A Beach-entry for easy access to the pool? A cabo shelf for a seating and lounging are in the pool? Or a hotel-style sunken bar for vacations at home? Learn more about these extra features in our Pool Design Guide page.