If you’re looking for a unique pool that’s anything but ordinary and can’t seem to find what you are looking for, you may want to consider designing your own swimming pool. Building a custom pool can be fun if you stick to the basics!
The basics of pool design are simple. They include size, shape, materials, lighting and
accessories. Other things to consider include drainage, filtration systems, pumps and placement. This may sound like a lot of things to consider. But the process of building a custom pool is like anything else that may appear overwhelming. All you have to do is start from the beginning. When considering the size of the pool, you want to be practical. Don’t opt for a large-sized pool if it is going to crowd your backyard. Consider the space you have to work with. The neat thing about a custom pool is that you can choose any size and shape. Therefore, you can design a shape that will fit with the aesthetics of your yard. A large pool may be perfect for homeowners who swim often and live in a climate where they can swim on a regular basis. Most homeowners opt for a moderate size pool because they are more manageable and practical.
As for the shape of the pool, this is where you can get creative. That’s one of the advantages of building a custom pool. A growing trend in the swimming pool industry involves curves. You can make the pool curvy, rectangular, kidney shape or straight with rounded corners. The options are endless. Take the size and space of your backyard into consideration and work with it. Design a pool that can easily fit into your backyard and use the space most effectively.
The materials used in building a custom pool vary. Some materials are better than others. It all depends on the size and shape of the pool you have chosen for your design. Materials that are used most often include vinyl lining, fiberglass, concrete or granite.
Most custom pools built today come with lighting for night swimming. Fiber optics is often used for this purpose. If you expect to use the pool in the evening, having pool lighting installed is something you should consider.
One of the exciting things about building a custom pool is being able to have unique features included in the design. Some of these accessories include waterfalls, spas, stairs, stone or caves. There are many options at your disposal. The accessories are what set each custom pool apart from the other.
Whatever you decide when building your custom pool should always be cleared with a
professional pool builder. The professionals can help you with the design and advise you on what will and won’t work because of their extensive knowledge and experience in the pool building industry. They can also be especially helpful with technical matters such as placement of the pool, drainage, filtration and heating.
When you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful custom pool to enjoy.