Long lazy days in the sun. Spending time with family and friends. Creating a backyard that’s truly yours. Doesn’t that sound like the dream? Well, with some careful planning and thoughtful in-ground pool design, the dream of a beautiful backyard area, complete with a swimming pool, can come true. Here are some helpful ideas for creating your very own backyard retreat, complete with the installation of your very own pool.
Make a Plan
Take some time to really plan for your backyard swimming pool project. Consider the needs of you and your family, your budget, estimated start and finish dates, and landscaping ideas. You might even find it helpful to look through home and garden magazines to find photos of backyards you admire.
At the end of the day, your backyard should cater to you! Whether a simple pool installation or the complete makeover of a backyard that’s gone from drab to fab, our experts at Pool Tech are here to help!
Find the Right Swimming Pool
This is when you need to decide if you prefer custom pools or in-ground pools and start thinking about in-ground pool design. Your budget for the overall purchase and installation comes into play, as well as your monthly budget after the installation is complete.
Although design and construction costs can make some custom pools and in-ground pools more expensive to create, they are most definitely well worth it in the long run for the overall look they give to your backyard. The choice of pool design and building materials, patio materials, landscaping and lighting will all determine the cost.
Besides determining the best fit for your yard’s dimensions, consider your yard’s slope, soil type and accessibility for construction equipment when planning a backyard pool. Pools are easier to build or install when a yard is level, though new technology makes it possible to install a pool in virtually any yard.
In-ground pool design and the size of the pool area are a personal choice. Some pool owners prefer to eliminate grass entirely and fill the space with pool and patio while others want to include their yard in the new landscape. You may even want to think about custom pools to accommodate your backyard space perfectly.
Think About Beautiful Landscaping
Once your pool is installed, you’ll want to revamp your landscape. No backyard swimming pool installation is complete without colorful flower gardens, beautiful green grass, trimmed trees, and privacy-enhancing bushes.
You might even want to consider extending your deck or patio area to connect with your pool. Do this at the in-ground pool design stage and you can install additional decking, stairs or patio pavers. Alternatively, a pathway or stepping stones is a charming way to connect your yard and create a more welcoming atmosphere.
Invest in Comfortable Seating
Nothing is less inviting to guests than hard metal furniture with no cushions. Choose cozy chairs, chaise lounges and benches with handy washable cushioning. Add a small café table and a few small chairs to make the perfect spot for an intimate breakfast or an afternoon drink.
You have art, lighting and throws inside, so why not have them outside too? To give your backyard pool area personality, select garden statues or other accessories with character – maybe recycled metal sculptures, elaborate panted bird houses, unique planters or large colorful rocks. Just like your interior space, your backyard should reflect your own individual style.
More functional pool accessories you should consider include:
- Cleaning products
- Water care products
- Skimmer and telescoping pole
- First aid kit
- Test strips
- Inflatables and toys
Swimming Pools at Pool Tech
Is it time to make your backyard dream a reality? Our experts at Pool Tech are ready to help. We can help you find the best pools for your lifestyle, while adhering to a set budget with some exceptional pool prices. To get started, contact us today!