Adding a pool to your home adds value, as well as a great place to spend your time. It also creates a nice focal point when entertaining. The size of your home and yard, the features you want, and the other things you want to have in your yard will ultimately determine the size of your pool. But how do you decide on not just the size, but also the shape, depth, features and technology? You start by considering a few factors.
What Will the Setbacks Be off the Property Lines for the Pool?
You’ll want other things in your yard, like a grill, furniture, swingset or just some grass for your kids or dog to run around on. You also have to consider property lines and ensuring that the pool’s installation doesn’t create problems with the house.
Who Will Be Mainly Using the Pool, and How Often?
A single person who rarely swims with others may not want as big a pool as someone with a large family that often invites others over to enjoy the pool. On the other hand, families may prefer a smaller pool that allows them to have a larger yard space for other outdoor activities, like playground equipment, firepits, or patio furniture.
Do You Plan on Swimming Laps?
If you’re planning to swim laps, you’ll want a longer pool (at least 30 feet). Alternatively, if you don’t have room for a longer pool, you can get a tether system that allows you to swim laps in any size pool.
A pool contractor that is on top of the latest technology could help you with determining if you can fit in a longer pool or finding a tether system. KrisCo Aquatech Pools & Spas and similar companies can advise you on the best options for your property and needs.
What Materials Do You Want to Use?
A concrete pool is more expensive but will last longer than one that is lined with vinyl. Fiberglass and tile are also options that can provide you with a pretty aesthetic without costing an arm and a leg.
Installing a pool can give you some easy, relaxing summer fun built in at home. It’s great for entertaining guests, as well. It can also create a more attractive package if and when you decide to sell your home. Like Goldilocks and her beds, it has to be just right, though. The help of a quality pool designer can give you a beautiful pool that you’ll enjoy for years to come.