Planning a new pool project can be a lot of fun. Thinking of all the features you’d like to include and mapping out your design is one of the most exciting parts of building a pool. But, before you can get there, you have to ask one important question—which pool is right for your backyard? With such a variety of shapes and sizes, even small or odd-shaped backyards can find a pool that works for them, but it’s important to consider what works best in your space. Here are some of the main questions you’ll want to think through.
How Much Living Space Do You Want?
A pool is a great addition to your backyard, but don’t forget about everything else that needs to happen around it. Do you want a sitting area? What about a fire pit or outdoor kitchen area? Depending on how much room you have to work with, you may need to design a pool that’s slightly smaller than you first imagined in order to accommodate the other plans you have for your outdoor space. With a larger enough yard, this may not be an issue, but if your yard falls on the smaller side, you’ll want to make sure to think through your pool’s surroundings as well as its size.
Where Should Your Pool Go?
As you answer the previous question, you’ll naturally start to ponder the right placement for your pool too. As you make decisions about landscaping and deck area, you’ll likely find that the places you can build your pool become more narrow. In some ways, this is a positive—fewer options make your decision easier. But, you’ll also need to assess these areas for more practical characteristics. Is your choice flat enough? Will there be room to move freely around the pool? Is it within your local codes to build there? These are some of the things you’ll want to account for in your decision.
Who Is Your Pool For?
Choices like size and shape can also be informed a lot by the “target audience” of your pool. If you’re looking to build a family pool for energetic kids and pool parties, you may want to plan for a larger pool. This means you’ll have to plan your surrounding spaces accordingly, which could mean scaling down. However, if you want your pool to be more of an adult area for relaxation and socializing, then you might have the opposite problem. A smaller pool in a large space can look awkward if not composed properly, so you’ll need to consider that in the final design.
Ultimately, there’s an answer for every space. It just comes down to balancing all your ideas with the physical constraints of your space. The good news is, this is our specialty! If you want to build the perfect pool for your backyard, let us know by scheduling a free estimate here. We’d love to work with you through the entire process and create a backyard space you’ll love!