Pool Planning Process
There is so much that goes into the addition of a pool to your yard, that at times it can seem
like a very overwhelming process. There are many important factors to consider, tons of
detailed decisions to be made, and the whole pool design idea can seem grueling at times.
The place to start your planning process is to consider the type of pool that would best suit
your lifestyle. Are you looking for a pool to look natural and relaxing? One to entertain
guests with a bar and lots of seating? A fun family backyard with a slide or diving rock and
fence around it for safety?
In ground swimming pools can be customized to each client’s individual needs and creative
visions. They can serve to be more than just a backyard addition, but rather a new lifestyle
for the summers. Trips to the beach or a town lake start to become obsolete, as a new
escape is right outside of your own doors.
Tiles, various stones, coping finishes and the colors you want to be incorporated into your
yard and for your swimming pool are another big decision that has to be made. While it can
seem overwhelming to due to the infinite amount of combinations, this decision can also be
a fun part. The tiles or patterns you choose help to bring the feel of the pool to life, add your
own personal touch, and the water color will be something that you will admire all season
Poolside additions are another factor in planning your backyard. Spas are a popular
addition, and can be enjoyed all year round. They offer many health and relaxation benefits.
Benches can be built into the inner walls, for places to sit in the water. Diving rocks and
slides are fun playful additions, and waterfalls add a nice relaxing, luxury feel to it as well.
The area around your new pool addition is another important factor. Your pool and your
backyard need to be tied together with a patio, and the appropriate surrounding
landscaping. A patio provides a way to tie everything together to the house, without ruining
your grass. It provides the area to allow seating, lounging and entertaining.
Bars and outdoor kitchens are popular when looking to turn your backyard and new pool
area into an entire outdoor living space. Being able to cook dinner outside and enjoy a
nighttime swim are wonderful family perks to enjoy in the summertime.
There are many decisions to be made, and the entire planning process can be made fun.
Consider your lifestyle and what factors are most important to you and your family.