The Best Pool Layout for Your Yard

Though it may not seem like it, the winter cold is not going to last much longer. With sunbathing season nearing ever closer, many people are looking forward to barbequing and lounging poolside. If you are thinking about installing an above- or below-ground pool this year, knowing what layout is best for your yard is important. Pools are large and can appear overwhelming if not situated properly.

Asking pool companies for advice may be the best way to prevent space issues with other landscaping decorations. You also need to determine beforehand what kind of add-ons (such as fountains, hot tubs) will be present. The goal is to leave adequate room for other backyard activities in addition to keeping the site safe for people and pets. One wrong move can turn an otherwise teeming outdoor escape into a cramped water hole!

Tips for Picking a Pool Layout

  • Consider the dimensions of the deck – Most homeowners outfit their yards with ample-sized decks where they can grill out and spend time with family when not in the pool. Given that you will likely spend as much time sunbathing outside the water as you will playing in it, carefully asses the size and placement of the deck. If you have plenty of yard space, keep the pool/deck in a separate area as opposed to right next to the house.
  • Ditch the basic look – Fewer and fewer in-ground pools are being built with square and rectangular designs. Not only do curves add aesthetic appeal, they are also much more functional. Free-form pools work great in small spaces and complement landscapes far better. Remember, the closer the pool is to the house, the more square it will need to be to conform to the structure.
  • Choose the proper stone surface – Flagstone, slate and other natural stone colors are less imposing than traditional concrete. The right color makes all the difference with pool layout and design.

The rule of thumb when installing any ​Orlando pool is knowing the surrounding area. More room provides greater possibilities.

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