With the trend of larger homes being built on smaller plots of land, the available space for a swimming pool is becoming increasingly limited. However, advancements in construction methods and technology have made it possible to build pools along property and building boundaries, allowing for efficient use of space.
Gone are the days of the large central backyard pools of the 70s and 80s, now replaced by more compact designs that make the most of the available area. When designing a pool, it is important to position it in a way that will not take up a large portion of the backyard and to utilize the existing boundary fence as part of the pool fence detail. This will reduce the size of the area within the pool fence and make it easier to supervise children while they are using the pool.
In terms of design, it is important to keep the pool visible from the living areas of the home so that it can be easily monitored. While it may be tempting to make the pool deep enough for diving, this is not recommended as it can be dangerous. Domestic pools should be designed with kids in mind, with the most frequently used areas being areas where one can sit or lounge.
At the end of the day, the design of the pool should be an extension of the current design and aesthetic of the home, with a balance of hard and soft surfaces and a complementary use of surface finishes. When working with a client, it is important to involve all relevant parties, including the client, house builder, landscaper, and designer, to ensure consistency and efficiency of design.
So if you’re looking to build a pool that is both functional and visually appealing, consider these tips and work with an experienced team to create the perfect backyard oasis.