Picture the view, looking out at your backyard, seeing a private pool inviting you to come outside and enjoy a hot summer’s day. There are many reasons to build an inground backyard pool, for the kids to play, for exercise, or even as a key component of your own private oasis. Installing a backyard inground pool not only gives you a peaceful outdoor space but also significantly increases the value of your home.
Whether you decided to install an inground pool for family events, play, or exercise, it is critical to consider design elements, local regulations, and construction concerns. You’ll also want to make sure that the pool is well-suited for your needs and aesthetically pleasing by making the right style and design choices from the start.
You’ll want to make sure you consider some very important things before launching your project. The experts at Hidden Creek Landscaping are experienced in building inground pools to meet every need! Call us today to learn how we can help you build your perfect backyard oasis. We’ll walk you through the process to make your dream of a backyard pool a reality.
What do I need to consider first when thinking about installing an inground pool?
While the idea of an inground pool is still a twinkle in your eye, you’ll want to consider some very important things before you go any further. First and most importantly, you’ll want to make sure that it’s even possible to install a pool on your property. Hidden Creek experts will advise you on the local regulations and rules that need to be considered, including setbacks, easements, and zoning.
In most instances, pools will not be permitted on easements, and there are almost always rules about the amount of space required between your property lines and the edge of your pool. These regulations are pivotal in designing how big a pool can be, and where it can be installed on your property.
Another thing you’ll want to consider before undertaking the project is the nature and slope of your property. With luck, you’ll have a nice flat yard, which will let you install a pool without the need for any additional reinforcement or structures. A slope or a grade will likely mean you’ll need to build retaining walls or other kinds of support to install a pool in your backyard. If not done correctly, your brand new pool could slide downhill into your neighbor’s yard!
The inground pool experts at Hidden Creek Landscaping know the local regulations and know how to help you navigate away from mistakes that could stop your inground pool project in its tracks.
Do I need to include enclosures or fences in my design plan?
Local ordinance undoubtedly will require you to build a fence or enclosure as part of your inground pool installation. They are considered critical to not only help prevent accidents but also help to keep your space secure and private.
Covers or other elements should also be considered to help protect your investment when it’s not in use during the colder months.
What should I consider when it comes to design features?
Now that you know it’s possible to install an inground pool on your property, it’s time to integrate it into your overall landscape design. The first step is to think about how it will look and what function it will serve.
The function is the most important consideration when it comes to design. How do you plan to use your pool? For exercise or serenity? Perhaps you are looking for a pool that will keep the kids occupied, a great place to host family parties.
Thinking through these questions will aid our design experts in helping you to create the perfect inground pool. You may need a deep end or can keep the entire pool shallow. You may consider installing learn-to-swim steps, diving boards, or slides.
Some people are looking more for a pool that helps with entertaining, adding bars, or pool seating. You can create an inclusive spa area that has a hot tub or whirlpool built-in. A cabana could be helpful to provide your guests with a place to change, and a shed may be needed to store chemicals and toys.
Appearances are also important. There are many different pavers and tiles that can be used for the deck and pool surround. An artistic design could be incorporated into the bottom of the pool. The design experts at Hidden Creek Landscaping will guide you through the many different options available, taking your vision and focusing you in the right direction.
What is the first thing I need to do to start my project?
The first thing you need to do when considering an inground pool project is to give us a call! We will work with you to define your goals, focus your vision, navigate local regulations, provide expert construction, and help you build your backyard oasis!