Tips to design your swimming pool
Town & Country Pool Builders, serving DC, Maryland & Virginia offer pool design tips
Designing a swimming pool is a part of the process that can either be overwhelming or thrilling — depending on how much research you’ve done, how well you know yourself and your family’s needs and wants for the family pool and what your budget is for the project. Don’t let the fear of “what will go into my pool?” or “how should it be designed” keep you from moving forward with the dream of pool ownership. Work with the swimming pool contractors from Town & Country to get the pool of your dreams.
Here are a few items to talk with your pool contractor about and a brief checklist to steer you down the correct path for your pool design:
- What size and shape do you think you want? Chances are you know if you want a rectangle, a free form pool, a lap pool or other. You will also need to decide, though, where the pool will sit and how it will impact or fit in with your current landscaping.
- Do you want to devote your entire yard to the pool or would a lap pool fit into your lifestyle better?
- Do you know whether you want a vinyl liner pool, a fiberglass pool or a concrete pool? Each pool brings with it its unique style and flair and price point and flexibility in design.
- Will the pool complement your house and its design and color or will it be a separate entity entirely?
- Consider the pool accessories you will want. A diving board? Slide? Built in hot tub or spa? Sun shelves or others. Don’t forget that you will want to have a swimming pool cover and those come in myriad shapes and styles.
- Don’t forget that the equipment you have installed in your swimming pool project will help it operate efficiently and help keep it clean so you don’t want to skimp.
Knowing what you will use the swimming pool for and what styles appeal to you the most will help when you talk with your pool contractor and begin your project.