All projects will require an onsite inspection to discuss and understand your outdoor lifestyle desire. Within this inspection, it will give the builder insight to the access, landscape, size and of course designs. It's a good idea to have key points and inspiration noted to discuss with the builder and ensure all aspects are covered off during the inspection.
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- The location of the pool and existing structures (house, deck, garage)
- Mains services (Water, Gas, Electricity)
- Regulations and standard by council and government
- Wishlists and budgets
- Incorporating existing home, garden and outdoor areas
- Practical and compliance challenges VS functionality requirements and desires
Clients will have either an open mind of strong ideas with what they want and how they want their dream pool to be designed. Both of these mindsets are great and can lead with an exceptional outcome while discussing the parameters within constructing a pool with the builder.
We strongly recommend that you form a list of all considerations you wish to include in the pool build process, this could include:
- Seasonable or usable year-round
- What is the purpose? Lifestyle? Lap pool? Plunge pool
- Can it be heated economically?
- Easy maintenance
- Family Friendly
- Able to sit and relax poolside
- Depths of each end
- Flow on one level from the back of the home (amenity to home)
- Visually merge with aspects of the property and house
- Increase the value of the property
- Practical and safe
Tip: Taking “poolspiration” from online platforms with photos, lifestyle and landscape designs can help the builder understand your brief for the job. These can be fountains, shapes, water features and sizes.
Our recommendations based on our pool experience:
- If you have kids, they will always use the pool (so build it with kids in mind).
- Build steps and swimouts to enjoy poolside entertainment and keep the style simple to reduce costs and have a timeless style
- Design the shape of the pool to be an extension of your house or entertaining area
- Pool usage comes down to temperature, no matter how “energy efficient” your heating method may be, the fact is that the bigger the pool you build the more expensive and harder it will be to heat.
- Integrate the pool to flow with other aspects of the property with decks, pergolas, BBQ areas.
Tip: Aim to start looking for a pool builder in winter (June - July) if you wish to be swimming by Christmas!
Working with Landscape professionals can be included within the process of constructing your pool including any features you wish to include along with careful plant selection to ensure minimal pool maintenance and less headaches down the track. Landscape designers can also incorporate external aspects such as decking, BBQ areas, lifestyle areas, paving, pergolas and more.