Have you been trying to come up with new ways to improve the quality of life for you and your family? If so, there’s nothing that can add value to your home and family like a pool. A pool will give you relaxation, peace and serenity, endless entertainment, beauty, and will create a lifetime of memories that you couldn’t get from any one other source.
What does this mean for you? Well, it means installing a pool is so much more than you ever thought it could be.
But…only if it has been well designed.
Here are the key characteristics of a well-designed pool.
A pool is more than just water and a hole in the ground. A well-designed pool will have:
Lighting. Lighting will help you create any desired mood or atmosphere you want.
Furniture. Furniture will allow you to relax and unwind after a long day or to sit and enjoy some quality time with your friends and family.
A floor that sparkles. This feature will add character and make your pool look and feel more inviting.
Decking. The proper decking can make your pool more decorative, functional, and can provide more safety control from slip and falls.
Water features. Water features are what makes a pool uniquely your own by allowing you to design and install any type of relaxing, fun atmosphere you want.
Pools come in many shapes and sizes, which is why it is important to design every pool around each individual homeowner’s available space and lifestyle. What works for one home may not work at another. Every home has a different amount of space, functionality, utility requirements, etc. Therefore, developing the perfect fit is one of the challenges that a great pool design can conquer.
3. Performance and Usability
Performance is a major factor in pool design. Not only should a pool be built to last and work seamlessly, but it should also be easy to use. The more technology progresses, the more we understand that even pools with complex systems should be VERY easy to use if you want people to continue to use and enjoy them. This is where the right pool design makes all the difference. When you have a high level of performance and usability, you have won the game of great design.
At the end of the day, no matter how great the design is, your pool should make you happy! Don’t be afraid to turn down a feature, or add-on if it isn’t something you want. You don’t need to include any given feature just because it’s popular. On the flip side, don’t be afraid to go for what you want. Yes, extra design features cost more, but your pool is uniquely your own and it’s going to be a big part of your family for a very long time. Remember, you only get to design once. So for something like a pool that’s going to be in your life for years to come, you want to make sure the design is something you’re absolutely in love with and not one that leaves you with regrets later on.
Potential. What exactly does this mean? What it means is that a pool is more than just a pool and it should be designed with that in mind. Much thought needs to be given to exactly how your pool, and the surrounding areas, will be used now and in the future. There should be open space around the pool for extra things like outdoor kitchens, fire pits, furniture, eating areas, etc. The entire pool area is where you will make lifelong memories with your family and friends. That means your pool needs to be designed for you and for them, and for every possible family function that will be enjoyed there for years to come. So take some time to really think about exactly how your pool, and the surrounding area, will be used now and going forward.