Planning and constructing a swimming pool for your yard is a great way to build a feature that can provide years of fun for you and your family. Although it is exciting to be planning a pool, there are a few things to remember when picking where to build the pool. This article looks at some of the things you should consider when installing a pool.
Lean Towards Built-in Visibility
If it is at all possible, choose to build the pool so that it is in full view of the house. Doing this ensures that the people in the house can still easily see the pool and the people using it. This gives another level of security and safety for the people in the water.
Shift for More Sun
Another important consideration is the weather. Swimming pools are much more inviting when the heat of the sun reaches them. People can sit in and out of the water without feeling cold or uncomfortable. Make sure that you pick a location that gets enough sun. Also, remember to try and choose an area of your garden away from any trees, as during the Fall the pool will be covered in leaves.
Find a Level Area
Some people get a swimming pool installed in the Spring, ready for Summer, and forget all about the wet season. It is important to remember to know where any low lying areas of your garden are; the water will collect here in heavy downpours. Make sure that you build the pool on even ground. If possible, build it in an area that is slightly elevated. This keeps all other water away from the pool, and more importantly, the pool's plumbing works.
Consider Breeze Resistance
One last thing to consider about pool placement is the breeze. A breezy pool can be uncomfortable for the people using it. It can get cold if you are wet and sit in a breeze. Additionally, the breeze will encourage the water to evaporate quickly, meaning that you will have to replace the water regularly. If you don't have a wall or a line of trees or bushes to protect the pool from the breeze, consider building a breeze-blocking wall as your next DIY project, or simply plant a row of trees or thick shrubs.
Remember, when planning the pool, never design it so that your property forms one side of the safety fence. In most cases, a patio door is fitted to allow access to the pool, and this can be dangerous for young children. Build the pool away from the house, but still in full view of it.