How to Plan a Poolside Retreat in Oakland County
Do you dream of jumping into the refreshing waters of your custom pool this summer? Can you already imagine the relaxing days, outdoor parties, and fun afternoons with the kids? Then it sounds like you’re ready to contact a custom pool contractor about making your dreams become a reality. And luckily for you, a custom pool doesn’t just have to be a luxury item; it can also boost the value of your property and the quality of your and your family’s life.
If you’re ready to start seriously thinking about your custom pool design, here are a few tips to get you started:
Entertain, Exercise, or Lounge?
The first thing will be to determine if your pool will be used to entertain friends and family or for simply lounging. If this is the case, you will want a large design to accommodate a crowd with an attached patio for seamless mingling and relaxing. If you use a pool mainly for exercising, you must design one long enough for swimming laps. And if you would instead not choose between the two, you can talk with your custom pool builder to create a design that is more of an “L” shape. This would allow your family or young kids to relax or play around in the shallow, short part of the “L” and for you to swim laps in the extended position.
Consider All the Costs
It is understandable to get excited about designing your custom pool. Still, you need to consider the expense, budget, the maintenance required, if the swimming pool you imagine will fit in your backyard, and how to make the pool an integral and blended part of your landscape. If adding some greenery and other hardscape features to create a seamless blend between your landscape and the new swimming pool is essential, you must factor those landscaping costs into the price tag. Experts from HGTV.com suggest speaking with a landscape architect in addition to your pool builder if you’re looking into an in-ground pool. This addition will require removing much of your landscaping, and investing in their advice and guidance is a good idea.
Location, Location, Location
HGTV.com also advises homeowners to consider that they will probably want their pool to co-exist peacefully with their entire yard. And that your landscape, hardscape, and waterscape must work together in harmony to create a cohesive design. If you have a large backyard, you may want to place the pool further back in the yard but not so far back that it becomes disconnected from the rest of the outdoor space. It is essential to design a swimming pool that you love to look at, and that works the best with your yard space because the truth is that you will look at it more than you’ll swim in it.
Need to Hire an Oakland County Swimming Pool Contractor?
You already have the vision for your custom pool; now it’s time to consider the above points to design a functional, lovely swimming pool that works perfectly for you.
Are you looking for an experienced Oakland County swimming pool contractor? Contact Sapphire Landscaping today to start planning your custom pool. Sapphire Landscaping is headquartered in Bloomfield., Michigan, and services residents in the surrounding communities.