There are various ways to design a custom swimming pool for your space.
Everyone is different with unique interests, style, needs and wants. This can be applied to your outdoor living space. When you are looking to add an outdoor feature into your yard, you need to consider many elements. The size and shape of your property line can determine many of your choices in hardscape features, placement, and so much more. With the summer season only a few months away, homeowners are ecstatic to get in the great outdoors again. One of the best features that you can add is a custom swimming pool for your space.
There is no yard too small or too big to consider this great addition. It can serve you and your loved ones as a spot for rest, relaxation, cooling off, and wind down. It can also give your family an outlet to play, exercise, gather with friends and let loose. Of course, it can always be both. Whatever the case may be, here are some ideas to consider and think about when customizing your swimming pool to fit your space.
Follow The Space & Use Any Pockets When Designing A Custom Swimming Pool For Your Space
If you want to make the best use of your space, you will want to select a pool shape that complements the yard. As you keep this in mind, a brilliant contractor may consider designing the far side of the pool to follow the property line as close to the setback requirement as possible. When discussing your custom swimming pool for your space, it is best to consider the “house side” of the pool. Ask yourself how much room you will need for any other outdoor living elements in your yard such as patio furniture, outdoor kitchen, dining area, clear access to the pool, etc.
Depending on your preferred style, you may want to consider a quirky shape to utilize any extra pockets of space. For example, some may already have an attached or detached roof structure in their yard. You could take advantage of this by adding your custom swimming pool for your space underneath a portion of the structure for extra shade or covering. You can get creative.
Most times this type of creativity is necessary for those that have a smaller yard. Whatever the case may be, finding the right Unilock certified contractor to help you envision your ideal outdoor living space can be the best fit for your needs. Most Unilock contractors have 3D landscaping design software, which will allow you to see a design on your property line before purchasing materials or breaking ground.
Incorporate Walls & Design Vertical With Water Features
Having a custom swimming pool for your space means that you can design it and choose all the elements for and around it. Two amazing items that you may want to consider when designing your pool is incorporating walls and/or designing vertical with added water features. If you are looking to conserve valuable space or live with a steep hill in your yard, adding a wall can be extremely helpful. It is a space-saving trick that “pushes” the pool’s location commonly into a corner or edge of your yard.
Depending on your space and needs, your contractor could even extend the height of the wall to act as a retaining wall, create a boundary to separate your property to your neighbor’s, and provide privacy. In some cases, it can act as both a retaining and a property enclosure. If you want to continue the theme of “building up”, you can opt for vertical water features such as a waterfall, fountain, scuppers, or even cascade-style water feature. Utilizing the space above you can maximize the size of your custom swimming pool.
Make Steps Do Double Duty & Go Shallow
There are endless possibilities when designing the custom swimming pool for your space. You can make steps do double duty. What does that mean? You can make the first entry step in your pool perform also as this convenient shelf-like feature. When you expand the dimensions of the first step, you have ultimately designed the ideal spot to sunbathe while relaxing in the cool water. Another customization to consider is going shallow. This option is typically used for those either creating a smaller pool or for homeowners with children and/or loved ones that do not swim well.
Some of the benefits of having a smaller pool include smaller volume of water, requires less heat, fewer chemicals, and easier maintenance. However, a smaller pool is not for everyone. You may prefer a large pool with a built-in spa or possibly a more separated spa. Nevertheless, pools with spas multiply the lifestyle benefits of a pool alone. It’s all based on your preferences, needs, and wants for the dream custom swimming pool in your space.
It is important to find the right contractor that can deliver on your preferences with any landscaping project. When you are investing in your outdoor living space, you are investing in yourself and your loved ones. You want it done right the first time, especially with a custom swimming pool for your space. At Seasonal Landscape, we provide high quality services, materials, and finished products to each client. As Unilock contractors, we prioritize collaboration with our clients in order to design and install their dream outdoor living space by the end of our time together on a project. Find out more about what we offer and call us today to get started on your dream landscaping!