Where should I place my pool?
Pool placement is often based on the size of your yard. For smaller suburban yards, there are fewer options. The pool is normally installed close to the house because there aren’t any alternatives. However, when you have more property, it can be difficult to know exactly where to place a pool to ensure safety for pool-goers and longevity for the pool’s structure. Follow the tips below to decide on the best spot for your new pool.
- Choose Solid Ground: It’s crucial to choose a well-supported location for a pool. Solid ground must be closely examined for obtrusions. Building a pool on ground sprinkled with tree roots creates the possibility for sinkholes in the future as the roots begin to decompose. However, don’t try to create level ground without professional guidance. Since a pool is a large investment, trusting a trained installer, like those at Pools of Fun, to scout out a good location is the best solution. This will give you peace of mind and make sure that your pool lasts for many years.
- Keep the Pool in Eyesight: This is one of the most important factors in pool placement for both small and large pools. It isn’t normally an issue with small pools since they are often installed right next to and are basically an extension of the home. In those situations, the pool is easily seen from several windows of the house.
However, for larger properties, it can be tempting to pick a more remote pool location. Take the advice of an expert, and pick a spot that is still within eyesight of either kitchen or living room windows. Creating a remote location can seem romantic, but when there are children involved, it is wise to place to pool where an adult can keep an eye on it at all times.
- Choose the Sunniest Spot: Picking a place with maximum sunshine during the day will make you a happy pool owner. Not only will you be able to enjoy the warmth for more hours, but you will greatly reduce the amount of cleanup maintenance required. Fewer leaves will pollute the water and require attention if the pool is not placed under shade trees.
Regardless of the size of your property, a pool is always a good addition to your landscaping aesthetic and entertainment repertoire. Choosing the proper location is important because it will help you enjoy your new pool and relax in the sunshine more often.