Friday, September 22, 2017

A Perfect Swimming Pool Layout for Your Backyard

Diana Smith is guest hosting on the blog to share some ideas on picking the best layout for an outdoor pool. Diana has some great ideas on making home improvements so enjoy these tips! 

Adding a swimming pool to your backyard opens a door to countless possibilities. The design of the pool itself is the first thing that needs to be picked apart and chosen, but it does not end there. It is a chance to give the entire area a new look, to turn it into a slice of relaxing heaven that befits your family perfectly. However, in order to get there, you need to find a perfect swimming pool layout for your backyard.
Things to consider
The first thing you need to consider is space. The size of your backyard can influence what sort of pool design you’ll have to fall back onto if everything else constrains you. The minimal space you need to have a pool simply shoved in the backyard will not cut it. You need to consider the surface needed for poolside and at least some distance between the poolside and the back porch.
Furthermore, you need to consider the fact that a significant tiling will have to be done, which means less green surface and therefore hotter summer temperatures in the backyard.  Additionally, certain vegetation will need to be shuffled around. The worst case scenario – you’ll have to cut down or displace a tree that offered a convenient natural shade. In other words, there are many factors that need to be considered before you install the pool in your backyard area.

Most common types
This is where the shape of your pool comes into play – once you account for all the factors, it’s all a matter of preference. The most formal shape of pool is the rectangle. It is also the most common type that is perfect for a larger yard, especially if you plan to go with the size that ideal for laps. Pools with rounder edges are generally placed into the category of oval pools, though they can come in various shapes and sizes and they are a much better option for smaller yards. Even though they can basically have a rectangular shape, the softer edges tend to tone down the formality. They are ideal for families who enjoy water sports.

L-shaped pools which consist of several slightly separated areas are amazing if you have small children or a big gap between siblings. One region can be made to be much shallower and therefore convenient for children who do not know how to swim yet. However, be warned – these pools usually take up a lot of space and you won't be able to reserve a lot of surface for sunbathing area or a poolside with chairs and tables. Also, you should reserve space for a small shack that will house all the necessary equipment related to the pool. From cleaning to maintenance, Mr Pool Man has a lot of helpful tools to offer, and finding a reliable pool-oriented realtor is crucial if you decide to add this element to your backyard.
A freeform pool can take on virtually any shape you like. The material used to make these pools can vary based on the look of your yard and your sensibilities. They are convenient because you can end up with any layout, the structure is not rigid or pre-defined and it can look organic and natural. In fact, many people opt to shape these free form pools so they mimic the appearance of a pond and plant a lot of vegetation around.

Small options
If you don't have enough space and need a pool for a specific function, you can always opt for a mini pool that fulfills exactly that – a particular function. Mini lap pools are very narrow and long; they have enough elbow space for a singular swimmer and narrow staircase on both ends. For those of you who practice diving, deep corner pools are the best solution. In fact, there are many inventive ways you can add a pool to your small backyard, you just need to be open for suggestions and possibilities.

Adding a pool to your backyard is not a small feat. Choosing the wrong layout can turn into a costly mistake, so you need to take time to plan out and strategize how to do this properly. It’s a housing project that adds a significant element to your household and the one that can offer a lifetime of relaxation and joy.

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