Are you planning to install a pool in the near future? Many aspects of a pool cannot be changed once the pool is installed including size, shape, and location. As such, it is important to consider each aspect carefully before making any decisions. The following list includes 5 things to consider when choosing the location of your new pool.
- What kind of fence and gate do you need for the pool? As many communities have regulations for fences and gates on properties with pools, this will be the first of the 5 things to consider when choosing the location of your new pool. If there are not set regulations, it is best practice to install a fence that is a minimum of five feet in height and that includes a gate which opens outward, is self-closing, and has a latch that small children cannot reach. The pool location should be able to accommodate these features.
- Are you going to install an above ground or in-ground pool? There are many reasons for choosing either an above ground or an in-ground pool. You must consider budget, needs and preferences of the pool users, and available space as you make your decision. Some locations are more suited for one type of pool than the other.
- Who is going to be using the pool? Will this dynamic change in the future? Is your pool primarily going to be used by little kids playing or by adults swimming laps? The use of the pool often dictates the size and shape, which can affect the location. Don’t forget to consider how these needs may change in the future. For example, do you anticipate having children and/or grandchildren using the pool down the line?
- What type of events will you be holding with the pool? Are you going to have lots of family gatherings with little kids or are most of your parties adults only? Do you want the pool to be in close proximity to other yard features such as a patio? These decisions can all affect the location of the pool.
- How are you planning to use the rest of the yard? Some people are fine with having a pool that takes up the majority of a yard. Other people have plans for the remainder of their yards such as gardens, porches, and play equipment.
Where will your pool be located and what concerns do you have? We’d love to hear from you.