Designing your garden with a pool
The first question is, “what type of pool do you want, a Fibreglass Pool or Concrete Pool?” This is followed by, “What size would you like and with or without a spa?”
From here we can begin to talk with you about site conditions and how they affect choices to be made.
With the above known, the location and orientation of the pool become the next obvious aspect to talk about. Your designer will talk you through influencing factors such as tree roots that may cause compliance issues and possible need for moving the pool to a location that will be permitted. Other council issues that may arise such as overlooking concerns will need to be discussed so neighbours are not objecting. Shade from trees and building and possible future extensions or new builds next door that may affect your pool experience, also need considered.
It is worth noting here a common mistake, installing a pool before engaging a designer. As a pool takes up a large portion of the typical backyard, our design team will first be asking for everything you wish to include. When your list includes, a basketball court, a pool, a pergola, a firepit area, a lawn for the kids, etc. you can run into simply not having enough space to have it all without overcrowding ruining the design and useability of your garden.
After type, location, and size are all confirmed, and you have all known elements in harmony from a proportionate view, you can begin to get a more refined design concept. The height of the pool is a vital component that needs careful planning. This comes down to the thickness of the pavers to use for coping and the incline to drain away the rain or spillage from the pool.
Other aspects that may need to be considered are, location of the pool equipment and how it may need screened. Will you need to run in a new larger gas line for heating. Do you want an inground cover and the list goes on. There are more questions to be asked than are listed on this page to get this right.