Choosing The Right Pool For Your Lifestyle

Are you planning to install a new pool on your property? Consider your lifestyle to make sure that you are opting for the right one.

For most people, having a pool on their property is a sign of luxury!

Do you plan on building a pool in your home? You might need to consider the right one for your lifestyle. Moreover, pool safety features must be a priority, especially in modern homes.

Choosing the right pool

Increased regulations and planning have changed the way most people view outdoor pools on their property.

This guide will help you learn about the various pools to consider according to your lifestyle. It is imperative to ensure proper planning and to strategise to make the most of your outdoor space.

In most cases, it is best to take expert advice and help during the planning and building session.

So, without further ado, let's begin the guide.

Choose The Right Pool For Your Lifestyle

Most modern homeowners are looking for the best strategies to help them seamlessly integrate a pool into their property.

There are a few considerations to keep in mind that will help you achieve the optimal use of your outdoor space while building a beautiful, luxurious pool to relax in.

How To Pick The Right Pool Design?

Let's face it - pools are synonymous with an individual's lifestyle. Of course, don’t forget to consider why you want to build a pool, and how well it will integrate with your current lifestyle.

There is no harm in fantasizing about building a grand, dream pool. However, you need to factor in certain elements.

The Size Of Your Yard

In all probability, you are thinking about building a pool in the backyard. The primary thing to consider is how large the yard is.

In the case of smaller yards, it is best to build the pool along the outer boundaries of your property.

This will allow you to integrate the outer fence with the pool fence easily. Because, let's face it, gone are the days when homeowners could easily build pools without fences!

This is a significant safety issue, and most properties might not get the permit to build an unsafe structure that doesn't have a fence.

Moreover, the elevation of your yard will dictate whether you can opt for an infinity pool, an above ground or an inground one. With the help of the right professional, it may even be possible to build a custom pool on your property. First, make it a point to procure the permit and remember to check for encasements.

How Many People Will Use The Pool?

Sure, it can be tempting to build a large, luxurious pool in a home for two - but it may not be the most practical approach. One of the factors to consider is how many people will use the pool (regularly).

If you plan to host regular pool parties or invite friends and family over to relax, you might be better off with a large pool. However, if you have a small family that doesn't plan on using it often, consider downsizing.

Doing this will also allow you to install other additions in your yard. You may want to expand the garden or build an outdoor kitchen or a BBQ area.

Consider your plans of expanding down the line before opting for a pool design.

Most people might consider the addition of a pool to be a worthwhile investment, but take into account your plans of moving houses or adding to your family before selecting a pool size and design.

Strategise The Pool Location

For most homeowners, a pool is not just another addition - it is the focal point of their yard. If you have similar plans with the new pool, you might need to strategize its location in the yard.

As such, it is ideal to plan the pool located in the middle as it will serve as the focal point and central “entertainment zone.”

Furthermore, this allows you to install other additions such as a hot tub, jacuzzi, outdoor garden furniture, sun lounges, etc., surrounding the pool.

This will enhance the final, completed look of your yard and add to the overall elegance and aesthetics.

We also recommend considering the climate and weather of your area while strategising the pool location.

Those living in areas that experience hot, humid summers might want to position their pool away from direct sunlight. This will also allow you to add a sun-shade over the pool, protecting you and the new addition from sun and weather damage.

Consider Pool Safety

It is essential to consider the safety of your family and others using your pool.

Most places have strict rules and regulations when it comes to pool safety. Moreover, you need to ensure that the pool is built, considering the laws and building regulations of your zone.

Pool Safety

Another critical aspect to keep in mind is the pool safety features you install. Additional features like rails, stairs, the depth of the pool and the chemicals used for cleaning and maintenance need to be considered.

It is best to take professional help for this aspect so you can peacefully build your dream pool without flouting any rules and regulations.

Furthermore, you need to install pool guards and fences as well as compliant drain covers. If you have children who plan on using the pool, you may need to install additional safety measures to prevent accidents.

These may include security cameras, pool gates and even gate alarms that alert you when children are using the pool area.

Regular Pool Maintenance

So, you have built your dream pool and are excited to use it. However, keep in mind that your responsibility does not end there. In order to maintain a healthy and safe pool, you need to consider regular pool cleaning and maintenance.

Pools are essentially large bodies of open water. It can attract insects, fester germs and bacteria, and turn hazardous if it is not properly maintained.

Consider the amount of time, money and effort you are willing to spend on regular pool cleaning and maintenance.

Some pool designs, especially larger pools, will require more frequent maintenance. Without this, it can turn into a dangerous, toxic environment for you and your family.

Finally, do not hesitate to hire a regular pool cleaner if you do not have time to do it yourself. You may also opt for pool cleaning tools and products that make it easier to regularly clean and maintain it.

Optimize The Weather

Depending on where you stay and the climate of the area, position your pool accordingly. Typically, the north and west positions of a home are the most suited for building outdoor pools.

The east and south areas often get too cold or drafty, which can get uncomfortable during certain seasons or climates.

Moreover, it is natural to want to optimize the amount of sunshine and good weather you can enjoy while relaxing in the pool.

According to your regular lifestyle and routine, you may opt for a pool along the brightest area of the yard, or near the backdoor entrance - facilitating easy access to the pool area.

Your Environment

If you happen to have a lot of trees or greenery around your yard, consider repositioning the pool strategically.

Although modern pool cleaning systems function automatically and throughout the day, cleaning your pool even without intervention, consider your environment when positioning the pool.

An ideal pool location would be a spot that is not directly under trees, as this will cause excessive mess created by bird droppings, dead leaves and twigs. However, choose a spot that enjoys adequate amounts of shade by the trees in your garden.

Pool Landscaping Picture

This way, you can enjoy a warm but shaded poolside ambience without having to invest in costly pool shades or guards.

The Architecture Of Your Home

A vital aspect of designing the right pool for your lifestyle is taking into account the architecture of your home. Ideally, you want the pool to look like an extension of your home.

Consider the materials you will use for building it. Moreover, try and find a delicate balance between hard and soft finishes by strategically using marble, timber, stone, and natural landscape.

While most people often opt for light-coloured pool material, keep in mind that this is relatively more challenging to maintain over time - compared to dark shades.

Final Words on Pools

A luxurious pool can feel like a personal paradise - right in your backyard. By taking certain essential precautions, you can design and build your dream pool effortlessly.

Of course, it is best to have a budget in mind before you begin the project. Furthermore, it will work best in your interest to hire a professional to guide you through the fine-tuning and designing aspects of the project.

Make sure you always keep an open line of communication so that your dream pool project comes to life with ease.

And on that note, we will sign off. Till next time, take care!

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