Swimming pool design basics

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Town & Country Pool builders serving DC, Virginia & Maryland explain pool design options

Do you want a swimming pool in the shape of a kidney? Rectangle? Oval? Circle? Freeform? There are so many options from which to choose, and some of those design options may be predicated on the type of building material you use. A gunite swimming pool will allow you the option of having a freeform swimming pool in a design that is almost as endless as the imagination can conjure. Vinyl liner and fiberglass pools may not provide as many design options, but they are prized for myriad reasons.

When you meet with your swimming pool contractor he will be able to help you not only decide the best style for your family and the potential use for it as well as the amount of pool you can fit into the backyard space you have available. In many cases, the shape of the pool will help you make the decision on what type of construction material you choose.

When you meet with your swimming pool builder from Town & Country Pools you will also discuss options for tiles and colors of the coping. Accessories add to the aesthetics of the pool. Consider adding fiber optic lighting as part of your design. Imagine the stunning appeal of a rock water fall or a fountain feature. Determine whether you want a diving board or a slide for your pool. Add a misting system to your swimming pool to create a rainforest.

Here are a few items to talk with your Maryland, DC & Virginia pool builder about:

  • Will the pool for for family recreation
  • Will you use it for entertaining and large parties
  • Do you want it close to your home or in a secluded area of your backyard
  • Will the pool be used mainly for exercise
  • How many people do you think will be in the pool at the same time
  • Do you want a heater installed so you can extend your swimming pool season
  • Do you want a hot tub installed as part of the project
  • What kind of cover will you have for your swimming pool and do you want a hydraulic model

Having a basic idea of the type of swimming pool you want and what your family will use it for will help you immensely when you begin shopping for your swimming pool.

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