You may already thinking about getting your kids ready to go back to school, but there’s still plenty of summertime left to enjoy. And as temperatures continue to soar, you’ll probably spend some time wishing that you had a swimming pool of your own. If you’re determined to take a dip and cool off, you might want to talk to your professional contractors about custom pool design and construction on your property. But before you do, you’ll want to give some thought to the three different considerations we’ve outlined below.
- Shape: While above ground pools tend to be totally circular, you’ll have a lot more variety to choose from when you opt for a custom pool design. You could embrace a traditional shape with a rectangular pool built for swimming laps or you might feel strongly that you’d like an irregular-sized pool with different depths and areas of interest. The shape of your pool will largely depend on its intended purpose; someone who plans to use a pool for regular exercise will have different desires than someone who wants to entertain friends and family. Talk to your pool contractors to decide which option will work best for your needs and will be feasible for the space.
- Size: The size of your custom pool design and construction will depend on its given purpose, as well. You won’t want an oversized pool if you’ll realistically use it only a couple of times a year, nor will you be totally satisfied with a modest pool if you want to host parties all summer long. But you may also be limited by your property lines or by your budget. It’s important to definitively know how much you can spend and clear up any property concerns (especially if you’re dealing with a slope or other challenges) prior to deciding on a final plan with your contractors. They can also help you decide what size will look best with your property and will provide you with the most function overall.
- Materials: No matter what kind of backyard water features you’re considering as part of your custom landscaping project, you’ll need to think carefully about which high quality materials you’ll want to incorporate. Although the U.S. landscaping services market was expected to be valued at $80.06 billion by 2015, that doesn’t mean you can’t install a custom pool without breaking the bank. Pools typically contain vinyl, fiberglass, or gunite (a type of concrete) inside, with each of these material options offering a specific aesthetic appeal. You’ll want to determine which materials will provide the ideal look and overall costs you’re after, as a pool with a natural appeal will appear very different from one that’s more focused on a sleek and modern design. You’ll also want to decide on materials that are durable but that won’t require a lot of maintenance; since pools need quite a bit of upkeep as it is, you won’t want to spend all your time cleaning and repairing, rather than swimming and enjoying.
There’s still time to plan your custom pool design and construction — and you’ll certainly get a head start on next year. For more information, please get in touch with our qualified contractors today.