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Why a Custom Swimming Pool is Best for Your Backyard

October 11, 2022
medium pool installed fire pit sitting area in pool with waterfall

When you imagine the pool of your dreams, are you immediately brought back to reality by your actual backyard? Well, hold onto your travertine stepping stones because a custom swimming pool might be the key to making your dreams come true!

In this article, we’ll define some common yard challenges and highlight a few features homeowners often think are out of their reach.

Custom pools are perfect for backyards that are small, sloped, uniquely shaped, or have special landscaping needs. They also allow for truly one-of-a-kind swimming pools.

Have a huge fall-in yard? What about narrow or no access? Or are you like these homeowners, and completely surrounded by neighbors? Regardless of your backyard’s challenges, there’s a lot more in your control than you think!

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4 Real Examples of Custom Pool Features

Size & Shape

Pool with spa and waterfall image

Both the size and shape of your pool are determined by the size, shape, and slope of your backyard. But that doesn’t mean your pool can’t make an impact as big as Texas.

In this backyard, we were able to accommodate a 22,000-gallon freeform pool, spa, patio, and putting green.

Freeform pools are great for custom builds because they resemble natural bodies of water like ponds or lakes. They take on a more organic shape allowing us to work with the shape of the yard, not against it. They also pair well with natural stones and other features found in nature.

Stone & Tile

Stone work around swimming pool

Another place to create a huge impact is in the stonework that surrounds your pool and tile inside it. These homeowners chose travertine stones to surround their pool, patio, and fire pit. We also added several tiered boulder spillways that give way to multiple waterfalls.

Travertine limestone doubles as a sturdy building material and a beautiful paving stone, perfect for patios and walkways like this one.

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Water Features

Hot tub and waterfall water features

How can you be sure a waterfall fits the size of your new pool without overwhelming it? By adding more waterfalls! Adding multiple flows of water creates a more natural, balanced look around the pool itself.

Outdoor Living

Putting green by pool

Do you like to entertain day and night? Or play a few rounds of golf whenever you get a little free time? Maybe you’re more of a lounger than a swimmer.

Or maybe you’re like these homeowners who opted for:

  • a large deck with a travertine gas fire pit and bench,
  • a 692 square foot, 3-hole putting green (outlined in travertine),
  • an attached spa with rolled spa wall,
  • and LED bubbler lights inside the pool and spa.

The rolled spa wall allows for a more comfortable soak. And when paired with the lights, also makes it easier to enjoy the view.

Like these homeowners, the pool of your dreams is closer than you think…and so is Pool Stop.

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