Two factors to consider when building a pool on your property

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Two factors to consider when building a pool on your property

4 July 2017
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If you and your family love to swim on a regular basis, it might be worth adding a pool to your property. Here are two important factors which need to be taken into consideration before the construction process begins:

Placement

It's important to think carefully about the placement of your new pool. If you have young children who require supervision when swimming (or if you're planning to have children in the future), you should keep their safety in mind when deciding where on your property you should build your pool. You may want to consider positioning the pool very close to your home (i.e. within a few metres of one of the entryways), so that you can keep an eye on your children even whilst you're inside the house and will be able to hear them and quickly come to their aid if they need help.

On the other hand, if your entire family are all strong swimmers who do not need any supervision whilst using the pool, it may be wiser to build it farther away from the house. This will spare those inside your home from having to listening to the potentially annoying sounds of people splashing around in the water. Additionally, it will significantly reduce the likelihood of the water from the pool flooding your home during periods of persistent heavy downpours.

Style

The style of your pool could have a major impact on the overall value of your property. If it clashes with the existing aesthetic or if it does not match the proportions of the house (i.e. if you chose to build an extremely large pool next to your modestly-sized house), it could significantly reduce the property's future re-sale price. As such, if you suspect that there is even the slightest chance that you might sell your home at some point, it is vital to ensure that the style of pool you choose to build blends in perfectly with the rest of your property.

For example, if your home is very spacious and luxurious, with high-end fixtures and fittings, it would be a huge mistake to opt for a generic-looking, compact pool that lacks any 'luxurious' elements. In this situation, it would be sensible to hire a team of designer pool builders to construct a pool that is in keeping with the luxurious aesthetic of the rest of your property. A contractor who specialises in designer pools would have the expertise required to add unusual features, such as, for instance, an integrated waterfall or a swim-up bar.