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What Goes into Designing a Good Swimming Pool?

October 10, 2022
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When designing the perfect swimming pool for your family, you have to consider three main factors. Your pool team, the space that you have to work with, and the actual design and location of your pool. When people ask us what goes into designing a good swimming pool, we make sure to always touch on these three main points.

Hiring The Right Team

The most important part of creating the right swimming pool design is to hire the right team to begin with. Every contractor is different in what they have to offer. When you’ve narrowed down your choices, make sure your builder has a trustworthy team that provides high-quality services, can show you a portfolio of work similar to what you’re looking for, and has been in the business for a substantial amount of time. A contractor that can hit on all of these points is someone who will be able to create the perfect swimming pool design for you, and more importantly, be around long-term to provide support and warranty work if needed..

These qualities are especially important if you are on a tight or set budget. Swimming pool costs can build up quickly if you’re not careful. By hiring a team that is conscientious of your budget, you can be sure that your pool design will be done correctly without racking up unexpected costs.

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Mapping Your Space

One major factor that most people will need to consider when planning a swimming pool design is their space. Before you get started on anything, check on local zoning laws and regulations with your local building department. While your builder is typically going to apply for permits and ensure the design fits according to local laws, find out how far away your pool has to be from your house, the property line and other areas. By not considering these things first, you might get too deep into your pool design before realizing that there is an issue.

Another thing to consider is your actual space. Is it big enough for the pool design you have in mind? Will a pool in your space be big enough for your needs? Your contractor and team should start by measuring out the space where you’re wanting your pool. To be prepared though, it’s a good idea to measure it out yourself so you have a good idea of what will fit.

Creating a Perfect Design

When working on your swimming pool design, ask yourself these three questions.

What is the purpose of my pool?

Will your pool primarily be for exercise, relaxation or entertainment? By understanding what you want to use your pool for, you can create a swimming pool design to match.

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What features and add ons am I looking for?

Are you interested in having specific features added to your pool to enhance your swimming experience? Consider things like LED lighting, fountains or custom water features. These can create a more luxurious look for your pool and make your experience even more enjoyable. Also, think about what kind of landscaping and decking features you’d like to include to enhance your pool area.

Does my pool design fit my budget?

Now that you know what you want out of your pool and the features you’d like added on, does it fit in your budget? Make sure your pool fits your needs as well as the space and your budget.

Whatever you are looking for when designing the perfect swimming pool, turn to the pool design experts. At Pool Stop, we can help you create the perfect design that fits your budget as well as your space. Our team has helped thousands of satisfied customers create their perfect pool, and we’re looking forward to speaking with you. Get in touch with us today to get started.

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