4 Tips To Help You Decide On A Pool Design

So, you've decided that you want to invest in an in-ground swimming pool in your backyard. This is a huge investment, and it's going to be a huge construction jobsite in your backyard while it's being installed. So, it is important that you take time to decide on the exact design that you want and ensure that you are 100 percent happy with it before the construction phase begins. After all, once the constructions starts, there is no turning back. Here are four tips to help you decide on the perfect pool design:

1. Speak to People with In-Ground Pools.

The first thing that you should do is talk to some individuals – friends, family members, and co-workers – who already have in-ground swimming pools installed at their homes. Find out what they like and don't like about their pools and if there is anything that they would change if they could go back in time. Ask them how long it took for the pool to be completed from start to finish and if they had any costs that cropped up that they weren't expecting.

2. Create a Design Board.

Get a cork board and some thumb tacks, then start printing off pool design pictures or cut swimming pool pictures out of magazines that you like and start attaching them to the board. This will serve as your design board. Once you have at least 12-15 on your board, see if there is a shared theme in the pools that you have accumulated so far. More than likely, there will be a certain shape or specific pool features that you're attracted to and this will show in your photos. Make sure to circle these in your photos since you'll want these included in your own design.

3. Create a Wish List.

Form a wish list from your design board and your own preferences of features and elements that you would like your ultimate pool to have. While you may not end up having every single one, that's not what this list is about. Instead, you are going all out with this list and not leaving anything behind. Once your list is complete, you will then start marking things off that are going to be outside of your budget and that will not work (maybe because of limited space).

4. Do a Test Layout.

Now that you have a basic idea of the size and shape of the pool that you would like, grab your garden hoses and any other similar items (such as rope) that you can find. You are going to use these to create a simple layout in your backyard of your pool. Place them on the ground where you want your swimming pool to be and create the layout of your potential pool. This helps you to visualize the pool. If you don't like the way it looks, move them around and try different shapes and sizes. You may find that this realistic visualization sends you in a different direction.

For more information or assistance, contact swimming pool contractors in your area.