How to choose a pool design, Town & Country Pool Contractors offer tips
The swimming pool contractors from Town & Country Builders understands that choosing the “perfect” design for your family swimming pool can be a daunting task. They offer tips and advice to their clients to help them narrow down the choices and help them get the swimming pool of their dreams. It’s important that you work with a pool contractor in whom you trust and with one who has constructed pools in the style you’re seeking.
When the starting price tag of a gunite aka concrete swimming pool can start at $50,000 you can see how important it is to understand what you’re seeking in your pool project and strive to get exactly what your family wants in its dream pool.
How to choose a pool design
Here are items to ponder in your pool construction project or if you’re remodeling your existing swimming pool:
- Do you want the pool’s interior to be a bright, brilliant white, a Caribbean blue, or black, or something in between? There are myriad colors from which to choose. Your color choice is a personal preference, but some colors come with unique care and maintenance or water temperature issues — ask your contractor to explain.
- Even if you want a traditionally-shaped pool, you may not want traditional accessories. Accessories include: rock waterfall, fountains, diving board, slide, sun shelves, vanishing edge, in-pool LED lights, built in spa or a beach entry.
- Choose a traditional rectangle or kidney shaped pool or go exotic with a pool that sweeps along your existing landscape. Construct a pool in a unique design — we have seen dollar-sign shaped pools, animal face shapes and octagons and triangles. Remember, you may love your unique design, but if you sell your home in the future, will a potential new owner embrace the design or could it be a deal breaker?
Don’t forget to consider the area surrounding the swimming pool when you’re in the design phase. You will spend as much – if not more – time out of the pool than you will in it. This means you will want to think about what you want in your pool deck or perhaps you want a pool house with an outdoor kitchen? Save room in the pool construction budget for the poolside living space.
Do some research on the type of pool you may want. Put your budget together. Start meeting with potential pool contractors to discuss your project. Autumn is the best time of year for this as pool contractors are typically less busy and you could have your project started now and be ready for summer swim season 2017.