Topics to Consider with Your Pool Designer
If you live in a climate that enjoys sunshine and warm temperatures year-round, constructing a private pool on your property is a no-brainer. But before you hire a pool designer and break ground, there are a few factors you’ll need to consider. Here are some things to think about beforehand to ensure that you end up with the beautiful outdoor oasis you’ve been dreaming of.
Size and Shape
The size of your pool will depend largely on the amount of space you have available and how your lot is laid out. Your pool designer can help you to determine how to make the best use of your land to create a pool area that accommodates swimming and entertaining activities.
Where you place your pool could be important for a couple of reasons. Say, for example, you want to enjoy as much direct sunlight as possible when using your pool during the day. You don’t want to place it in the shadow of your home or a slope on your property.
On the other hand, you might get a lot of windy conditions in your area, in which case placing your pool in a portion of your yard that has some natural shelter on one or more sides could alleviate some amount of dust and debris getting blown in. Understanding your climate, landscape, and desires for your pool area can help you select appropriate placement.
How you intend to use your pool will have a huge impact on the final product. Your pool designer will listen to your wants and needs and come up with options that are most likely to ensure that you achieve the size, shape, placement, and amenities you prefer.
For example, you might want a pool designed for entertaining, complete with safety features for children, plenty of room for swimmers, amenities like diving boards or slides, space for lounging, and beautiful additions like landscaping, a waterfall feature, or even a grotto.
Perhaps your pool is mainly for the enjoyment of your immediate family, in which case a more intimate setup would suffice. Expressing your plans for usage will help your pool designer to come up with the perfect arrangements for your needs.
There is no shortage of styles to choose from when it comes to pool design, whether you want a classic kidney shape, a modern infinity pool, a beach entry setup, or an Olympic-sized pool just for example. Your pool designer can present you with all kinds of options and help you to pick the right style to meet your sensibilities.
When to Build
Most people wait until summer to start construction of their pool, but this is the busiest season for building and you might have some trouble finding a pool designer or contractor to work with you during this time. Instead, consider at least designing your pool, if not building it, in the off season so that you have your pick of the best vendors for the job.
Ready to for your personal oasis? Contact Pacific Pool & Spa for a consultation.