When you first consider installing a pool, most people think only about the pool itself, the problem is that most pool builders have very little interest in thinking through the installation in totality. Builders are not architects or designers. Understandably they want to win the pool contract, build-it and move on, they have no interest or profit in considering the best overall holistic approach to the pool and its environment.
Unless you use an architect or professional landscape design firm, you risk investing in a pool but missing the opportunity to have a stunning pool experience – the designed magazine look that characterises high quality pools.
Decide the functional requirements first, who will use your pool and when, might sound like an odd question until you consider the functional requirements of the pool in the design process? there are other functional questions too which are important in the final execution, If you want a diving area, this needs to be reflected in the depth of the pool in order to have a safe diving zone of greater depth, many pools have a water depth of 1.4m, but do you want it all one depth or graduated? If you want to accommodate young children, do you want a shallow zone incorporated into the design? If you are a serious swimmer you may consider having maximum swim length but shorter width for the same budget [if you have the space], and then there’s pool heating. If you want to use the pool 365, you’ll need a different system to a standard pool heating system which simply extends the season.
Consider what is important to you, because, with some pool builders they’ll be restrictions as to what you can and cannot incorporate with certain systems, of course, if you’re using an architect or designer like Easy Pools all of these elements are considered in the project brief, in the end, we’ll build want you want, not force you to accept the compromises pool builders may restrict you to.