You’re ecstatic! You’ve made the decision to design your own backyard haven in an effort to increase the overall appeal and ultimate salability of your house. Undoubtedly, that choice was the first and most crucial one. But before your aspirations may come true, there are still a few actions which you will need to follow.
Remember that your investment will be more valuable with (1) the more thought you put into the actual design of your pool and (2) the better you are at communicating your wishes to your pool constructor so they can accurately implement them.
You will need to actively collaborate with a reputable swimming pool dealer as you design your backyard pool and the paradise around it. Before you actually sit down and meet with your pool crew, do your research first and get a general idea regarding what options may be available, what typical costs are in your neighborhood, and different backyard landscaping layouts compatible with your geographic area for your pool.
Imagine Your Ideal Pool
Let’s do a little freewriting, at the risk of transporting you back to your creative writing class. There won’t be a red pen involved or any essay grades, so don’t be concerned. All I want you to do is write down the phrases that come to mind when you envision your ideal backyard, or if you’d like, just ignore the words and sketch out some images. What does it make you think of? What does it do to you? Will it serve as your own personal haven where you can escape the outside world, or will it serve as a gathering place for friends and family? Put it all down on paper with pencil or pen.
Locate Some Pool Images
Finding backyard landscaping/poolscaping images online that go with your thoughts will be important now that you have some concepts in mind. (If you can’t sketch out exactly what you’ve envisioned or if you are a landscape architect, you should probably look instead for some actual images online to later use to present to your pool construction crew.) Try searching for inspiration on Pinterest, Instagram, or Google; once you’ve found a few you like, save them to your phone or print them off. They will be useful to have with you when you seek advice on your future pool design.
Select a Pool Design
There are three primary types of in-ground swimming pools available. The first kind is known as “classic,” and it has a straightforward rectangular shape, which is probably what most people envision when they think of an in-ground pool. The second type is referred to as “geometric,” and it essentially encompasses all other forms with straight edges. The third kind is known as “freeform,” and it consists of a wide range of artistically styled, rounded patterns. How do you choose, though? Here are some ideas.
A geometric pool might fit better in your small yard than a traditional one. You might choose to stick with that traditional shape if you want your pool to complement your intricate landscaping in your backyard rather than being the main attraction. A freeform pool will definitely work if you want the pool to be the focal point of your outdoor area.
You may schedule that pool design consultation now that you have the general gist of knowing what you are looking for.
Continue reading with Part 2.
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