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There is nothing worse than a never used, token swimming pool in your backyard, gathering mould and muck because it’s too cold, too small and poorly positioned. A swimming pool can add great value to the family experience your home provides. It creates great opportunity for entertainment and activities that any family can really make the most of. However, it’s important that it is well designed and well built. A swimming pool is not something you want to cut corners or compromise quality on. If you’re going to build one, ensure it is made well!
Here are 3 keys I believe will help you build the best pool for your home...
Size + Design
An oversized pool creates unnecessary amounts of maintenance and increased ongoing costs in having a pool. A pool that is too small is rarely used and too cramped for many pool activities any family and friends can enjoy. Picking a pool that fits your space and fulfills its purpose is extremely important. Not only this, but it should match the look and feel of your home as well. You don’t want your pool to oppose the look and feel that exists in the design of your home. The pool should be complementary in size and design to the structure and existing design of your home. If you create a sense of flow between your home and pool, you’ll find it will suit your home beautifully and add great value.
The positioning of your pool matters! Positioning your pool so it is protected from the wind but with plenty of exposure to the sun is the most desirable combination. You may have a beautifully sized and designed pool but if it is poorly positioned it will not have the impact you’re looking for. Take time to think and plan the positioning of your pool as once you’ve positioned it, that’s where it is going to stay! Any changes require huge work and expense, so make sure you get it right the first time and consider all the possible advantages and disadvantages of proposed positions on your property.
Proximity to your 5th room or entertainment space is key to building the best pool for your home. The ability to entertain in close proximity to your pool increases the use and therefore value of your pool. If it is too far away, you have missed a huge opportunity to link your entertainment space to the pool. Also if your pool is in close proximity to your 5th room, it creates visibility which is extremely important for any parent who has young children. If a parent can continue to socialize or prepare meals in the kitchen and still have complete visibility of their children in the pool, they have a very significant lifestyle opportunity that dramatically increases the value of the property.
Planning carefully through the size and design, positioning and proximity of your pool will result in a long lasting, valuable pool experience that suits your home and purpose.
Finding a builder with the expertise and know how is critical to having the best pool for your home. At Trentwood we can provide a detailed quote for your new swimming pool or renovation to your existing pool.