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5 Things to Consider When Planning a Swimming Pool


Are you toying with the idea of adding a swimming pool to your backyard? Before finalizing your decision and hiring a Delaware County pool designer, it's a good idea to put some thought into what exactly you want. This way, you'll be able to accurately describe your vision to the designer and increase the chances that you'll be highly satisfied with the end result. So how should you go about determining what your ideal pool looks like and whether it's within your reach? Start by asking yourself these questions:

  1. Is my yard well-suited to a swimming pool? The first order of business when planning a pool is to make sure your yard is ideal for pool construction. To do so, you'll want to have your yard tested to find out whether the soil type will make building a pool too difficult or expensive. Furthermore, you should confirm that there is a path wide enough for the necessary pool construction machinery to be transported into your yard. Finally, check with your township to ensure that putting in a pool won't violate any regulations.
  2. What functions would I like my swimming pool to serve? Once you've made sure that your yard can accommodate a swimming pool, it's time to think about how your family will use the pool. Will you be swimming laps? Do you want to include a shallow area for kids or perhaps a ledge for tanning? Based on the purposes you'd like your swimming pool to fulfill, you can begin to imagine its ideal design.
  3. Which pool style and shape are best for my family? Going along with the last question, the best style and shape for your swimming pool will depend on how you plan to use it. For instance, if you'd like to exercise in the water, you'll probably want to select a long, rectangular-shaped pool. For more advice on choosing the right Delaware County pool design, check out our recent blog post.
  4. Where should the pool be placed? After you've decided on the appropriate size and shape for your backyard oasis, it's time to find a location in your yard where the pool will fit nicely and complement your home and/or yard. When choosing this spot, be sure to think about how the pool will look from the house and porch – you won't want it to block any beautiful landscaping or a nice window view!
  5. Am I interested in adding additional backyard features? Once you've figured out the logistics of your pool, consider whether you'd like to add other amenities, such as an outdoor kitchen or a pool accessory storage house, either now or in the future. By planning for these additions, you'll be able to adapt your pool design and avoid having to make expensive modifications later on.

Now that you've contemplated everything on this list, you're officially ready to start designing your very own swimming pool!

Let Us Make Your Dream Pool a Reality!

Ready to enlist the help of a professional pool design company in Delaware County that can turn the backyard paradise you've been dreaming of into a reality? It's time to contact Landscaping by Gaffney! Whether you're in the market for a basic pool or a lavish oasis complete with waterfalls, lights, or other special features, our talented team of pool designers and builders has the skills to make it happen!

So what are you waiting for? Call Landscaping by Gaffney, the trusted Delaware County pool designer, at (610) 942-4122 to discuss how we can make your house the perfect summer hangout spot with a custom swimming pool and other aquatic additions. We can't wait to get started!