Many homeowners think that the first step building a pool is to contact a pool contractor. Wrong! The best thing that you can do for yourself to help you keep on track as you come up with pool design ideas and landscape plans is to sit down and consider the following 3 points so that you’ll build a pool that you’ll love – and that will last – for a lifetime:
1. How Will Your Pool Be Used?
Is your pool being built to provide a space for cooling and relaxation? Or are you an avid fitness enthusiast who’s looking forward to his or her personal aqua gym? Or perhaps what you seek is a balance between the two. Figuring out how you’re going to use your pool will help you define the shape as well as the location of the pool.
2. How Much Do You Have To Spend?
Now it’s time to bring your dreams to reality. An in-ground pool can cost anywhere from $20,000 or more depending on the size, shape, and location of the pool. Keep this in mind when coming up with the design of the pool prior to contacting the pool contractor,
3. What Features will You Add to The Pool?
When planning for your pool prior to contacting a pool contractor, don’t just plan for the pool itself. Factor in the other features you’d like to have incorporated into the pool design. This may include rocky grottos, water slides, diving boards, water or fire features, as well as decks and a patio area. Consider you lifestyle factors and think about whether the features are necessary, whether they’d be a “nice to have”, or whether they’re completely unnecessary. As an example, for some, an outdoor kitchen included in the pool design would be a waste as the pool may be located close to the indoor kitchen or they may not entertain. For those who love to entertain and have the pool located a distance away from the home, however, having an outdoor kitchen stationed near the pool would be nice if not a necessity.