Designing a pool will likely be one of the biggest home investments you’ll make, so you want to be sure you get it right. In order to achieve the pool of your dreams, it’s imperative that you take time and care in the planning of your design, as well as avoid the common pitfalls that come up during the design phase. Here are a few mistakes you’ll want to steer clear of while designing:
Not Designing For Your Needs
Before breaking ground on your pool, you’ll need to assess exactly why you want a pool, and what you plan to use it for. One of the biggest mistakes in pool design is choosing something trendy without considering how functional it will be for your needs. Instead, design for what you’ll ultimately use the space for. Do you like diving? You’ll need to incorporate a deep end and a diving board into your design. Maybe you have a family with young children. Consider incorporating a wading area, or more shallow depths into your design. If the space is meant for entertaining, you may want to design the space with a spa or some seating.
Choosing the Wrong Location
Another common mistake during the design phase is choosing the wrong location. While you may be envisioning the perfect spot in your yard to begin construction, it’s essential that you first make sure that this is logistically the best place to build. You must first ensure that the space is large enough for the size pool that you want. It’s also important to avoid building near power lines or other cables. Once you’ve identified the best location, you can design your pool to make the best possible use of your space.
Skimping On Your Safety
One of the worst mistakes you can make when designing your pool is ignoring the safety regulations put forth by your town, as well as skimping on features that may avoid inconveniences or accidents down the line. Make sure you have the proper permits in place, and follow all guidelines related to your construction. In addition, it’s important to remember that safety features like automatic pool covers or pump shut-offs can be helpful tools saving you from accidents later on.
To avoid these and other common mistakes when designing your pool, please contact us at Alan Jackson Pools for the best expertise.