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The idea of purchasing a pool for your home seems simple enough. You save enough to make a purchase. You buy the pool, and someone builds it for you. From there, weather permitting, you and your family can swim whenever you want.
However, the process does require thought–and that’s a good thing! Purchasing a pool adds a striking new feature to your home and allows you to flex your designer muscles.
A pool must mesh with its home–and vice versa. The two should exist in functional and aesthetic harmony.
Read on as we discuss the factors to consider when choosing a pool design for your home:
Here are some considerations you should make with pool placement:
- Find a spot that enhances privacy.
- You’ll want shelter from the wind in the spring.
- Prioritize cover from the summer sun.
Pool owners with children also must factor in safe supervision in their pool design approach. For example, pool fences will optimize safety.
On the topic of safety, the LOOP-LOC Cover will keep your family 100% safe, offering you 100% peace of mind.
You’ve already put countless hours into your home’s overall design. So, you don’t want to reinvent the wheel with your pool design. Instead, you want your pool to mesh seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. A pool should be part of a bigger sum–not the sum of all your other parts.
View the pool less as a separate feature and more as a component that must be integrated into your home’s overarching aesthetic. Incorporate features based on the needs of your living environment.
From there, you can focus on ways to get the most out of your pool. You can enhance the swimming experience with elements like an AquaCal Heat Pump, ensuring water temperatures are always at their most pleasant.
Design decisions like the above example pay off in the short and long run. Your family will love swimming in a comfortably heated pool. Then, when it’s time to move elsewhere, potential homebuyers will fall in love with the idea of having a well-designed, heated pool.
A pool is a significant investment. Every detail and material matters and should be dedicated to a timeless, high-quality pool design that fits into your home today, tomorrow, and decades from now.
Be wary of trends that might not stand the test of time. Do your due diligence to see what’s always worked for homeowners like you, then discuss your ideas with a pool design professional.
An above-ground pool is a viable option for homeowners on a budget. That said, it doesn’t lend much to the overall pool design.
The aesthetics of an above-ground pool rarely jive with the surrounding landscape. It’s a concession that pool lovers will make when an in-ground pool doesn’t make financial sense. Above-ground pools are suitable in these instances because the pool will be used and enjoyed frequently.
Still, those who prioritize design likely won’t be happy with an above-ground pool. In-ground pools are the pricier option, but they look good–especially when installed and designed expertly. They can contribute to the overall design of a home and offer easy climbing and diving.
Since an expertly implemented inground pool design bolsters a home’s overall aesthetic, it increases your property value more than its above-ground counterpart.
We’ll note that an inground pool will add the most value to your home if it’s well-maintained.
Be Deliberate In Matching Your Home And Pool Designs.
Let’s say your home is rectilinear. Your in-ground pool should also be rectilinear. What does this mean exactly?
A rectilinear design incorporates sharp corners and straight lines. Matching your pool to this aesthetic will contribute to an artful cohesiveness with your home.
These technical details will matter–and the more you know about them, the more your pool design stands to benefit.
What Shape Is Your Pool?
Your pool placement will play a role in deciding your pool’s shape. A pool at the front of your home will call for more strict uniformity with your home’s design.
Conversely, a pool in the backyard allows you more freedom to express your creativity. Consider any of these popular pool shapes:
- Lazy L-Shaped.
Each of the above shapes can then be blended into a specific style (e.g., Mediterranean, tropical, modern, and traditional).
Functionality And Pool Size
How you intend to use your pool should dictate the size and functionality components of the pool design.
Before making any purchasing decisions, ask yourself what the primary purpose of your pool will be. Do you want it for exercise? Is it there so you have a place to cool off during a hot summer day? Or is it there for backyard parties, fun, and games?
The answers to these questions will drive your size and functionality-based decisions in the pool design for your home.
These insights also help the pool builder. They’ll provide tips on what works best–size and function-wise–for all use cases.
Factoring In Your Budget.
Money is always the great equalizer. A lack of available funds often ruins the best-laid plans.
That isn’t to say your budgetary limitations should crush your hopes and dreams. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Your pool builder and other design experts can help you make intelligent budgetary decisions that still prioritize optimal pool design. What’s crucial is being strategic and finding every angle to save money without sacrificing quality.
Majestic Pool Service appreciates the value of excellent pool design. Ensure your top-tier pool design stands the test of time with our weekly/biweekly pool maintenance services. We give your pool all the attention it deserves while you’re free to enjoy every last droplet of water!