Swimming Pool Construction
Which pool is best for you?
When you are working to beautify your backyard, one of the elements you may want to add is a swimming pool. A swimming pool is not only useful so that your children and friends have a place to hang out when they visit your home, but it is also s terrific focal points that can help bring together the various design elements in your backyard.
Installing a swimming pool is not as easy a decision as simply deciding you want one, however. There are many different choices you must make before your swimming pool construction begins, including types of pools, the pool location and the in-pool equipment you will need for maintenance. You will also need to think about pool designs and pool finishes that will help integrate the design of your pool with your entire backyard.
Types of Pools
There are several different types of pools that you can choose for your backyard. If you are ready to make a permanent commitment, select an in-ground pool that will last for many years with proper maintenance. Whether gunite or poured concrete, your in-ground pool will become a permanent fixture in your yard. You can also select an above-ground pool that can be skirted with patio seating and erected on a semi-permanent basis. If you wish to add a swimming pool just for a season, consider some inflatable options.
Where will you place your pool in your yard? Do you want it right outside the back door or would you rather tuck it into a corner? Should it be the centerpiece of your yard? For inflatable pools, you can change your mind every summer, but if you're going to commit to an in-ground pool, this decision will permanently affect your backyard.
You will need to invest in a variety of in-pool equipment to maintain the type of pool you select. From balancing the chemicals in the water to cleaning out unwanted debris, there are many different implements available to maintain your pool for many years to come.
Pool Designs and Finishes
You can implement many different pool designs and pool finishes when you are placing a swimming pool in your backyard. Would you like a separate patio to be designed around your swimming pool, combining elements of tile and color to match the pool? Do you want a colored finish instead of regular concrete? What types of tile would you like to line your in-ground pool? If your pool is above ground, what decisions can you make to connect the overall design of your yard?