How To Choose a Swimming Pool Design

Choosing The Best Swimming Pool Design For Your Home

A swimming pool is one of the best investments you can make, not only from a home value standpoint but also your quality of life. Swimming pools in Jacksonville are even more important when the summer sun is relentlessly shining down upon you – there’s no better way to escape the heat than a quick splash directly into the deep end.

Whether you’re considering a small backyard pool and deck or a large pool with an outdoor kitchen and water feature, your project will require a significant investment. You need to be sure that you’re doing everything right when you make this decision, and that all starts with choosing the right swimming pool construction company, and picking out the perfect swimming pool design for backyard. Here are some tips and tricks to help you do exactly that!

Saltwater or Fresh Water?

The majority of swimming pools built today are using saltwater with a chlorine generator. With a salt chlorinator system, you can have a great-looking backyard oasis with less swimming pool maintenance and chemical concerns. Less chemicals means healthier skin and more comfortable eyes.

Decide on your basic shape

There are a few different shapes to consider. Rectangular swimming pools are the most common type of swimming pool and usually tend to be the most formal and classic design. They are great for entertaining and swimming laps. L shaped swimming pools will give you more division within the pool. It can be great when you want more of a separation between shallow and deep ends within your pool and has many of the same advantageous as a rectangular shaped pool. Freeform shapes such as oval and kidney are probably the second most popular design and tend to work great with irregular shaped backyards and spaces with trees which will remain after swimming pool construction. They also tend to feel less formal and a bit more fun!

You’ll need to think about the overall space you have available when choosing the basic shape, but you’ll also want to think about the finished look and how it’s going to tie into your landscaping. Will the pool fit into your yard? Will you be entertaining often? Also how will you most be using the pool? Swimming laps, playing sports ect…?

You should take into all these factors before making a choice. Just know that the more involved shapes (like the kidney and the L-shaped swimming pools) often cost slightly more than a simple and straightforward oval or rectangular swimming pool.

Closing Thoughts

There are a couple of additional decisions you’re going to have to make before you finalize your new swimming pool purchase. Will you be including a deck around their pool, adding decorative tile, fountains or possibly a screen? Also many people install a small pool shed to handle pool chemicals and tools, and may have to run plumbing, electricity, and other utilities to make pool life as luxurious and comfortable as humanly possible.

Safety is also a paramount concern, so be sure that you’re thinking about everything you can do to make your swimming pool just as safe as humanly possible. Good lighting, nonslip surfaces, and other features make a world of difference.

If you’re ready to discuss our thoughts on the best swimming pool for you and your family, please contact us for a free consultation by calling (904) 858-4300 or send a message through our Contact Form. We can even create a 3D rendering from a photo of your backyard!