Concrete pools are among the most versatile inground pools on the market. That means, when it comes time to design your pool, the sky is pretty much the limit. But with so many options, for some people it can be difficult to actually make the choices they need to make. These tips can help you narrow things down, so that you can design a pool you’ll be happy with for years to come.
Consider your pool’s PURPOSE.
Will your pool be primarily for family fun? Exercise? Relaxation? Entertainment? This is important to think about, as it will determine some of the features you choose to include.
Speaking of features, think about kid-friendly options, accessibility features and the shape of your pool – and how it will integrate into the overall look and feel of your home. During this part of the process, you’ll also want to consider the sun exposure you want your pool to have and the level of privacy you’d like.
Consider your pool’s FUTURE
Now that you know how you want your pool to look and function now, think about how you might want it to function in the future. Many people opt to expand their pool area over time, but it’s important to include these ideas in your plans now. That way, there will be room for that tanning shelf, waterfall, hot tub or other exciting feature. Plus, it won’t look like an afterthought when you build it, but an integrated part of the design.
Consider LAWS and BYLAWS
You know what you want – now it’s time to figure out if you can actually have it. The laws of your area, plus the bylaws of your community are likely to affect where you can place your pool, or even some of the features you can have. Check these things now, and alter your plans accordingly so there are no unpleasant surprises down the road.
You’ll also need to make sure there aren’t any underground utilities or other issues with your property that will impede pool placement. The shape and geography of your lot can also pose challenges. Our pools designers can help.
Consider your BUDGET
Planning and dreaming is fun, but setting a budget is important. Do that as early in the planning process as possible so you can plan to what you can realistically afford. Our experienced team can help you determine what features will fit within the budget you’ve set for your project.
Starting a concrete pool project takes a lot of planning and forethought. But in the end you’ll get the pool you want, within the budget you set – plus years of family fun. Ready to learn more? Call or come by today!