How to Choose the Right Swimming Pool Design


Choosing the right design for your swimming pool will help pool builders work faster on your project. However, with so many possible designs out there and so many factors to consider, this is easier said than done.

How do you choose the right swimming pool? It all comes down to the following, according to our experts.

The Pool’s Intended Users

Who will be using the pool? How often will they be using it? Does anyone plan on doing laps in it?

You should also consider how your family will change in the years to come. Will the kids finally be giving you grandkids in the very near future? Will you be needing a bigger pool or would a smaller one suffice?

These are the things that you may want to take into consideration before choosing your pool design.

Space for the Patio

Most pool owners spend more time on their pool patio and not in the water. It also doesn’t come as a surprise that this space is often used for parties or simple family gatherings.

Some pool owners put outdoor furniture in this space too and it ranges from poolside chairs to a small dining area. Others leave enough space for a grill and even a bar.

All these things make your pool patio an important element of the pool area. You may even think of adding a small garden in the area along with the other things mentioned above.

If you are thinking of putting a swimming pool on your property, ask yourself how much space you will need for all the things that you want to place on the patio.

To give you an idea how big the space should be, take a look at these estimates:

  • 10 ft x 10 ft can fit three to six people and the furniture they will be sitting on.
  • If you are thinking of putting a dining area for four, you’d need 10 ft x 10 ft of space at least.
  • A hot tub will need 10 ft x 10 ft too.
  • You need around 30 to 35 inches between the pool’s edge and your furniture.


The Design

It’s easy to look for design inspiration online but choosing the right design that will make room for everything you want to be included in your poolscape can be difficult.

To choose the right design, you should determine how much space you have for the pool and your patio. It is this space that will dictate what kind of design will work great on it.


The Budget

For most, the budget dictates how big the pool will be and what kind of design it will have. Budgets are often subjective and depend on how much money you are willing to invest in your pool area but whatever the size of your budget, you have to keep in mind a number of things.

The first order of business is to find out how much the permits will be. Study the regulations in your area to determine what your home should have for you to be given the permit to build a pool.

In most cases, the government requires adequate barriers surrounding the pool and that barrier, if it is not yet in existence, will eat up some of the budget.

It is also important to have pool builders assess your yard not only to see where the excavation will be but to determine if the location you picked is the right place based on what the ground is made of.

If there is a bedrock in your yard or if it is located on a hillside, for example, this can cause certain complications. This also means that you’d probably need to add more money to the budget.

Homeowners must also account for additional items on the poolscape. If you are thinking of adding water slides or fountains, the cost must be determined too.

Remember to take note of excavation, concrete spraying, water filling, decking, the equipment that your pool will need during and after installation, barriers, and the additional features of your pool. If you feel that the budget won’t be enough, you can always build your pool in stages.

To get professional advice about the pool you’d like to build, do not hesitate to contact Pool Facelift. Our friendly personnel will be happy to assist you.