A pool can be an excellent addition to your yard, especially if you love to entertain and enjoy time outdoors during warm summer months. However, much like any other project, installing a pool requires a significant amount of thought and consideration before incorporating this feature into your outdoor space. As you are planning for the excitement of a new pool in your landscape, consider these five important questions to answer before your spring pool installation this year.
What is the Main Purpose of the Pool?
While it may sound silly, the main purpose of your pool is an important factor to identify before your pool installation. Perhaps you are installing a pool for entertaining, or primarily for your kids to enjoy. This consideration is a crucial one to discuss because it will determine other factors of the pool, such as size, depth, and any additional features that may need to be added.
Who Will Use the Pool?
Do you plan do swim most of the time? Is your pool for your children? The consideration of who will be using the pool is essential to planning the details of your pool, such as stairs, an entrance ramp, and depth.
How Large is Our Outdoor Space?
Although your new pool may instantly become a focal point in your yard, it should not take up the entirety of your outdoor space. Consider the size of your yard as you are planning for your pool installation so that your outdoor space and landscape design are balanced for entertaining and enjoyment throughout the year.
Should We Choose an In-Ground or Above-Ground Pool?
Both types of pools have their advantages. However, they each require a very different set of considerations. For example, an above-ground pool may require that you consider a deck or structure that will surround the pool for easy entrance. An in-ground pool may require you to alter your landscape design so that the pool fits seamlessly into your outdoor space.
Will We Need a Pool Fence?
Particularly for families with children, a pool fence is a crucial consideration as a safety measure for your outdoor space. A pool fence will help to ensure that unsupervised children or guests do not easily access your pool throughout the day.
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