Dreaming of a backyard swimming pool? There is nothing quite like a pool to turn your yard into a stunning and peaceful oasis. It all starts with choosing the right pool design, but that can be tricky. There are so many different sizes, shapes, and features available that you may not know which one is right for you. Before you make the investment, you want to make sure that your pool is going to be the perfect place to entertain your friends and relax with your family for many years to come. We’ve got some tips for choosing the right pool design, along with advice on design options like landscaping and pool features.
- How big is your backyard? Obviously, this is the first thing to consider when planning your pool. Your swimming pool should fit into your yard without overwhelming it, leaving room for other backyard activities. Before you start, measure the yard and sketch it. This doesn’t have to be an artistic masterpiece, just something to give you a rough idea of how much space you have to work within your backyard. Talk to a landscape architect or pool designer about the different options available and recommendations for your particular property.
- Daydream about how you will use the pool. Will this be a place to swim laps or a relaxing escape from your busy day? Will you be throwing parties or will it primarily be used by your family? Who will be in the pool most, children or adults? Thinking about your intended use of the pool can help you determine the type of pool you need.
- Consider your budget. There is no doubt that a pool is an investment, but how much you spend will depend on the size, style, and other factors. When you are drawing up your pool budget, think about not only the pool itself, but also the installation cost and any landscaping or hardscaping you will need to have done. Consider, too, how much time, money, and energy you want to spend on pool maintenance. Setting a realistic budget at the beginning of your project will help you narrow down your options and avoid overspending.
- What kind of features are important to you? Do you picture your pool as a lavish paradise with waterfalls, built-in seating, and extensive lighting options? Do you want a hot tub built into your pool design? How about a sun shelf? If you just want a basic pool that is perfectly fine. However, it pays to take the time to consider all the available options so that you can determine which ones are most important to you.
- Maintaining a pool requires regular attention. Pool maintenance chores include cleaning, balancing chemicals, and maintaining equipment. Talk to your pool installer about how the options you want will impact your maintenance requirements, and look into the availability and cost of professional pool maintenance in your area.
- Pick a pool that complements existing elements. What style is your home? How is it landscaped? You want your pool to fit into the space in a way that is cohesive and aesthetically appealing, and the color, shape, and materials all come into play. Think about how your pool will mesh with your home’s architectural style, and how you will landscape around the pool to make it all come together.
If you need help or more advice about designing your perfect pool, reach out to the professionals at Aaron Pools and Spas. Established in 1972, this family-owned-and-operated business has a dedicated, award-winning team with over 400 years of combined experience. We love to help improve the quality time that families spend together at home, and that’s why we’ve installed more than 2,000 swimming pools and hot tubs, from Cape Cod to Connecticut. For the best possible service from our highly experienced installation team, call 508.996.3320 or contact us today.