You’ll be prepared to weigh your selections once you’ve started thinking about your new swimming pool and seen pictures of pools that look like the one you envision. Knowing the pool style you want is important when planning a pool, as we covered earlier (see this post). However, you might want to think about a few additional possibilities in relation to your perfect backyard swimming pool before you attend that crucial pool design consultation. But let’s take a quick break for a happy dance before you get too caught up in the minutiae; after all, you’re finally going to own something you’ve always dreamed about – your very own swimming pool!
Recognize Your Options
Pool style and shape are only a portion of the overall pool design equation. Another is lining; materials to choose from include fiberglass, concrete, and vinyl. You will also need to decide on the water type. Of course, chlorine is the most obvious option, but more and more pool owners are concerned with their health and opt for salt water instead.
Take a Broad View
You might assume that you will simply discuss only the pool when you meet with your pool dealer for your consultation. But make sure you’re prepared to talk about the wider picture, including not only what you plan to do now to the immediate surroundings of your pool but also regarding your future plans. For instance, you should state if you intend to surround your pool with low-maintenance shrubbery.
Depending on your particular preferences, you could eventually wish to add new features to the pool itself. For instance, you might want to think about eventually adding a solar heating system or extras like diving boards or slides. You should let your pool contractor know your future goals even if you’re not sure you want to buy & install those products right away.
Allow Enough Room
Any respectable pool dealer will discuss with you the need for leaving adequate space around your pool, but while you envision the upcoming remodeling of your backyard, we thought it might be helpful to provide you with some helpful background information beforehand. You must first make room for the equipment which your pool will require. Sizable equipment to consider include pumps, a heater, and possibly a hot tub.
You might wish to make a place in your backyard renovation sketch for additional projects like a vegetable garden, tiki bar, outdoor kitchen, swing set, or shed. You should consider potential future additions and share them with your pool constructor now, because your pool will become a permanent feature of your yard, and any additional elements will need to be placed strategically around your pool area.
Don’t get too caught up in the details, whatever you do. What matters is that you will soon have access to the luxury of an outdoor living area that features one of the most thrilling improvements a homeowner could ever incorporate. Consider the planning as getting ready for the pleasure!
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Afton Jackson says
Planning things around your pool to make sure there’s enough room for everything could really make a huge difference. If you don’t do this, your pool could end up extremely cramped and uncomfortable for most people to use when it’s time to host pool parties. I’ll definitely make sure that I plan things out with a pool contractor so everything can be handled well.