One of the best things about having a custom pool built in your backyard is that you can have a pool built for how you want to use it. You won't have to settle for a shape that accepts a shell off the shelf. The perfect pool is part deck and part swimming pool. Here are some tips for helping you choose the best design for you.
Consider Who Will Use The Pool Most
If you have small children or plan to have children in the future, you may be looking at many years of small kids playing in the pool. If that's the case, you'll probably want a shallow end with ease of entry. You may even want to incorporate a splash pad on the deck so the kids can have fun in the water and stay safe when they're in the toddler stage. However, if you don't have kids or if your kids are all older, then you may be more interested in a lap pool that allows for more swimming, diving, and deep water activities.
Think About How You'll Use The Deck
If you're short on space in the yard, you may want a small deck with just enough room to walk around the pool. However, if you have the space, you can design an elaborate deck. You want to include room for lounging in the sun and eating outdoors. You may want room for a fire pit or an outdoor kitchen. If you plan to entertain a lot, you'll at least want room for a grill and picnic area. Don't forget to include enough room for guests to mingle and sit on the deck.
Know What You Want Most From Your Pool
Do you want a pool to keep your kids occupied in the summer? Maybe you want a pool so you can exercise without stressing your joints. Perhaps you just love being around the water and looking at it, but you're not all that interested in swimming. What you want from the pool will help the pool builder come up with the best design. If you just want to sit in a chair and keep your feet wet while you read, then a zero entry pool might be a good idea. If you love to relax in the sun for warmth or to get a tan, then a tanning shelf or two would be ideal. If you are drawn to water because it relaxes you, then installing a waterfall or water jets might be something you like.
A pool builder can design about any type of pool you want when the pool is made from concrete and there is enough space in your yard. All it takes is a great design and the pool of your dreams can begin to take shape.