Everyone wants to have a private pool. Besides providing hours of fun and creating a lifetime of memories, the right type of pool will increase your property’s value.
Regardless of your pool type (in-ground, semi in-ground, a lap pool, an infinity pool or a plunge pool), having a pool will provide you hours of enjoyment.
We will give you some tips that will help design and create the pool of your dreams.
Type of the pool
The type of pool you can build depends on the size of the space you have to build it, the budget you have and what plans you have for your pool. Do you want a pool to swim laps, or just a pool to freshen up on a hot day?
You can expand your horizon with an infinity pool or save space with a plunge pool or a traditional pool. As you are designing your pool you should keep your own house’s design and aesthetics in mind.
A modest plunge pool may be the best solution if you don’t have much space to work with. However, if you have more space an infinity pool will increase your property value and is extremely aesthetically pleasing. A hot tub spa is a great option for your pool design.
In the end, what you should keep in mind is that your pool should fit your home design as well as provide you with a place to relax and be entertained right in your yard.
Nowadays, the traditional rectangular pool shape is avoided by the majority of homeowners. Although they are very functional, they can come across as boring so you should try to think differently when you are designing your pool and always follow your tastes.
The aesthetics of your space will be greatly enhanced once you select the right pool shape, whether if its oval, circular, square or even an uneven shape. Depending on your pool size, you can even use a combination of shapes.
The most important questions you can ask yourself when planning a pool are: Who will be using the pool? How am I going to use the pool? (As entertainment or as a pool to swim laps?) The way you answer these questions will certainly help you determine the size and shape of your pool.
Regardless of the type and size of the pool that you chose or of the way you intend to use it, you should be aware of the safety issues and recommendations when you’re designing your pool.
One of the most important details you should pay attention to is the flooring that surrounds your pool so that you choose something practical and comfortable.
If you have a room that leads directly to the pool area, slate flooring is a great option because it’s durable and water-resistant. Another great option is a composite wooden deck because it’s non-slippery and comfortable.
Ceramic non-slip tiles are also a good outdoor alternative and, as long as the tiles are not polished, cement tiles also provide a good functional and safe look for your pool.
If you opt for an indoor swimming pool, you should make sure to build the pool close to an exit. By doing this, you will be able to connect your indoor pool to an external area like an outdoor kitchen or a garden area. This connection can be as simple as adding a French window or a door to your pool space to facilitate its access.
Set up space
Customized lighting, water fountains and different decorative items are some of the options you have to add value to your house, and create a truly personalized space.
When designing your pool don’t be afraid to experiment. When considering a new detail think about how it will contribute to increasing your pool experience and, of course, if it will look good.
You can even add other entertainment pieces to the pool area like some outdoor lounge chairs, a barbeque area, or even a little green area to increase your pool experience.