As the temperatures are dropping and Fall is in full swing, the last thing on many homeowner’s minds is swimming pools. The focus for many families is on back to school routines, leaf clean up, holidays on the horizon and the daily work life balance. All too often, we find our clients come to us late in the season with ideas to change their property. If a pool has been on your mind, and you are interested in investing, planning for a pool is best to start months ahead. Use these cooler months as downtime to plan for the warmer months ahead.
There is so much that goes into planning for a pool, that at times it can seem like a very overwhelming process. There are many important factors to consider, tons of detailed decisions to be made, and the whole idea can seem grueling at times. The place to start your planning process is to consider the type of pool that would best suit your lifestyle. Are you looking for a pool to look natural and relaxing? One to entertain guests with a bar and lots of seating? A fun family backyard with a slide or diving rock and fence around it for safety?
A swimming pool project can be customized to each client’s individual needs and creative visions. They can serve to be more than just a backyard addition, but rather a new lifestyle for the summers. Trips to the beach or a town lake start to become obsolete as a new escape is right outside of your own doors. Planning for a pool brings the resort to your own home.
Planning for a Pool: Details and Decisions
Tiles, various stones, coping finishes and the colors you want to be incorporated into your yard are other big decisions faced during the swimming pool planning phase. While it can seem overwhelming to due to the infinite amount of combinations, this decision can also be a fun part. The tiles or patterns you choose help to bring the feel of the pool to life, add your own personal touch, and the water color will be something that you will admire all season long.
Poolside additions are another factor in planning your swimming pool construction. Spas are a popular addition, and can be enjoyed all year round. They offer many health and relaxation benefits. Benches can be built into the inner walls, for places to sit in the water. Diving rocks and slides are fun playful additions, and waterfalls add a nice relaxing, luxury feel to it as well.
The area around your new swimming pool installation is another important factor. Your pool and your backyard need to be tied together with a patio, and the appropriate surrounding landscaping. A patio provides a way to tie everything together to the house, without ruining your grass. It provides the area to allow seating, lounging and entertaining. Bars and outdoor kitchens are popular when looking to turn your backyard and new pool area into an entire outdoor living space. Being able to cook dinner outside and enjoy a nighttime swim are wonderful family perks to enjoy in the summertime.
There are many decisions to be made, preparing for pool installation can be made fun. Consider your lifestyle and what factors are most important to you and your family. Use this time to plan for changes you would like to see, that you were unable to achieve this year. It is the season to put your gardens to rest, and plan for next year. If you are interested in learning more about the pool process, or are interested in a planning for a pool in 2019, feel free to contact us today.