At Artistic Landscapes we love working with homeowners to plan their new pools. But before we start digging there are certain considerations we talk to our clients about in order to design the best pool for their needs. Here are some of the questions that we ask and you should be asking yourself when planning a new pool for your Atlanta home.
How will the pool be used?
Is the pool primarily an area that will be used for leisure activities, or will you use it for fitness? The purpose of the pool is one of the most significant questions as a lot of the specifications and features of the pool rely upon it.
The size of the pool also depends upon how it will be used. If your pool is going to be predominantly used by young children you will want more shallow areas and easy access points for safety.
For a pool that will be used as an escape from the summer sun and for leisure activities you can include a variety of different features such as a wave machine, a splash pad and artificial waterfalls.
For fitness swimmers and those that appreciate exercise you may want to construct a longer pool as it allows you to swim larger lengths without interruption.
Will the pool be used frequently?
If you are going to use your pool on a regular basis it may be worth taking into consideration the temperature of the pool and whether you will include a function that allows you to heat the pool during the cooler months.
If the pool is going to be used frequently you should think about how you are going to keep the pool clean. This means that you should take into consideration the type of chemicals that you will use within the pool, the strength of the chemicals and the type of filtration system that will be installed.
Planning new pool: Efficiency and Heating
The larger the pool that you construct, the larger the mass of the water within it, this means that the larger your pool is, the more energy it takes for the water to heat up. It’s due to this fact that you should consider if heating your pool is something that is desired. If heating is desired we can work with you to decide on the best method – solar, heat pump, or gas.
If you are considering adding a swimming pool to the landscaping of your Atlanta home, Artistic Landscapes can help design and install the best solution for your wants and needs. Call us at 770-355-1052 or use the convenient “Contact Us” feature on our website.