Transforming your backyard into an oasis for your family is a great way to spend more time outdoors and enjoy nature in comfort while surrounded by the people you care about.
Every backyard is different, and people have different wants, needs, budgets, and ideas about what paradise looks like.
Outdoor design trends and pool construction have come so far that you can design the ideal pool space for you and your family in almost any space and on almost any budget.
1. Get a Professionally Installed Pool
The difference between inground, on-ground, and aboveground pools is not as big as some people make it out to be.
Aboveground and on-ground pools are ideal for people who already have a raised deck area that they want the pool to adjoin. Inground pools are perfect for people who want their backyard pool environment to be at ground level.
The conventional wisdom is that it is cheaper to build aboveground – and that is true, at least as far as a pool is concerned. However, if you need to build an entire raised deck around your aboveground pool to get the backyard environment you want and you would prefer to be on the ground anyway, it might be cheaper just to spend more on the pool.
In all cases, you’ll want to get the pool professionally installed so that you know you won’t run into problems later on.
2. Find Your Ideal Pool Shape
The majority of pool owners choose a rectangle or kidney shape for their swimming pool, but that doesn’t mean that’s all there is! Depending on your space requirements, it might be better to choose a different shape that fits better.
Think about where people will sit, where they will talk to each other, and how people will access the pool.
Ideally, you want the pool to be as large as possible without encroaching on your living area and its shape should suit your life. For example, if you want to exercise in the pool, it might be better to opt for a longer, narrow shape. If your focus is on socializing, the pool should be close to a patio area where people will gather.
You are only limited by your imagination! You can create a pool in any shape that works for your backyard design.
3. Create Your Backyard Paradise Around A Pool
When you know where your pool will be, you can create the kind of environment you want to live in.
You can build a custom raised deck or platform for your pool according to your needs, or plant gardens if you are at ground level. It’s fun to decorate and choose outdoor furnishings that match your vision.
Reach out to The Pool Experts
If you are into outdoor living in Pennsylvania, reach out to the experts at Scott Payne Custom Pools for help designing your oasis. With unmatched skills and experience, they are the source for custom pools in PA.