The idea of having a new pool is exciting. However, designing the perfect pool can be harder than you think.
When designing your new pool, it’s easy to get caught up in factors like shape, surface material, and features, and to miss out on a few crucial considerations. In particular, it’s important to take the time to envision how your swimming pool will be incorporated into the rest of your property.
These five tips for designing your new pool will help you consider important elements other than shape and function as you plan out a key addition to your existing home and property.
1. Right-size your pool. Bigger is better, right? When it comes to adding a pool to your property, this is not always the case. You need to keep in mind how much yard space you have to work with, and evaluate obstacles such as trees, septic/sewer lines and other structures. Plus, you want to leave enough room for enjoying time outside the pool as well. Map out the size of pool you are considering in your yard to get a feel for how much space will be used. Keep in mind any features you plan to add and how much space they will use.
2. Determine where your features will go. You want a fire feature, a waterfall and a slide added to your new pool. Where is the best place to position these features within your yard? Once you have the size and shape, envision where these features will be positioned for the best fit into your overall design. Also consider how they will look from inside the home.
3. Plan your view. Go inside your home and look out to where your new pool will be located. What rooms do you want to have a view of your pool? Where would you ideally place a stunning feature like a waterfall? Taking a look from this perspective can help you decide where to center your pool for the best view from inside your home. Your pool’s focal points should be enjoyed from many angles for maximum aesthetic value.
4. Consider landscaping needs. Are you planning to have a natural-looking pool or a sleek, modern design? Either way, consider what landscaping options will look best with your new pool. Adding tropical plants can soften the background for a natural look, while sculpted hedges may be a better option for a contemporary design.
5. Plan your patio. You pool, patio and pool deck will all be part of your outdoor living space. When designing your pool, consider how you will blend all three of these areas together for a cohesive style that will be beautiful and functional. For example, if you have an outdoor kitchen, you will want it far enough away from the pool to protect it from splashing.
Need help planning and designing your new pool? Our experts at Blue Haven Pools & Spas can partner with you to create a pool that will be perfectly designed for your home and style. We offer expert design, installation and service for all your pool needs in the San Antonio area. Call us today to get started designing your new pool!