How To Choose The Best Swimming Pool Design For Your Yard?

How To Choose The Best Swimming Pool Design For Your Yard?
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    It doesn't matter if you want a sport where you can relax, spend time with your family or just get some exercise, a swimming pool is an ideal addition to anyone's backyard.

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But, building a pool is not that simple. It needs careful planning and a lot of money in order to get it right. No matter how confident you are in your idea it is best to do a little research about the whole process and decide what pool is best for you.

Think About Why You Want A Pool

This is the first step in your process. Think about why you want a pool, is it meant for fitness swimming, for relaxing with your family or you just want to have an aesthetic pool in your garden because you like the look of water in your garden. If you want all of it you can make a combination of a pool and a spa.

There Are Two Types Of Pools

  • Above-Ground Pools

    Above ground pools are not built, they are installed, therefore they are more economical than the in-ground pools. The most basic pools don’t even require the filtration equipment and they go from as little as a couple of hundred dollars to a thousand if you decide to go for a more substantial model.

    Bigger and more fancy above ground pools with the whole filtration equipment can add up to around $1,000-$8,000 dollars with decking and all the accessories that come with it.

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  • In-Ground Pools

    As you could guess the design and in-ground pool construction is more expensive to build then installing an above-ground one. These pools with minimal surrounding equipment start around $20,000. More complex and luxurious designs go between $40,000 to even $100,000 and more.

    The voice of the pool design and what building and patio materials, landscaping, pool lighting and any extra features like spas or waterfalls will raise the overall cost of your project.

What Will You Use The Pool For

You have to think about that a pool that is designed for children to play in will look a lot different than ones that are designed for romantic and relaxing nights. It is best to plan to have people of all ages and a pool that will allow multiple activities. Think about having a shallow part for relaxing and children, fences for safety and some ledges on which you can tan. If you are thinking about having pool parties you can even install some underwater speakers.

Think About What Size And Shape Will Suit Your Yard

If you have a large property that you can work with, lucky you. The biggest thing you need to think about is where in your yard you want to place your pool or spa, that will go along with the things that you already have there. For those who own a smaller property, it can take a bit more creativity and brainstorming to come up with a special design and ways to make a swimming pool or spa that will work for your outdoor space.

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Is Your Yard Suitable For Pool Construction

Before you get into the whole building process it is recommended that you do a soil test to make sure that the site that you choose is suitable for the pool. If you have too sandy or rocky soil can increase construction costs. If they discover a tach dump when they start digging the trash has to be removed and the loose soil compacted, and that can cost you over $30,000.

Sometimes your yard won’t be suitable for work because of the heavy machinery that you needed to dig the hole for the pool is too big or too heavy. The pathway for the machines should be at least 8 feet wide.

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Think About Your Budget

People always say that there is a pool that can fit every budget, but that is not entirely true, that is just a sales pitch. Financing a swimming pool project is just like any other home addition and the money comes from the same sources. Therefore, carefully plan out what kind of pool you can afford along with all the maintenance it needs. As with any construction you need to expect it to cost more than you calculated. But also have in mind that pool is a great way to increase your home value.

Even though the whole process can be stressful getting a pool is a wonderful thing to add to any yard and it provides hours of fun and relaxation.

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