If you want to beat the heat in the summer, you can design your own pool in your backyard. In fact, swimming pools are a great source of fun. Designing your own pools allows you to add all your favorite features to your investment. Given below are a few basic rules that you might want to follow when working on your project. This will ensure the whole process goes as smooth as possible.

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Decide on a Budget

Aside from the price of the swimming pool, make sure you also consider the cost of installation and construction. Additional features like a patio or deck may add to the cost even more. Besides, privacy fences and landscaping are the two primary expenditures that many people forget when designing their pool.

The filtration unit will also add to the cost. Similarly, if you want a heated pool, know that you will have to pay a monthly price. Lastly, make sure you can pay for the routine maintenance that your pool will require for proper functioning. Having a budget plan is a must.

Determine Your Space

Make sure you know the boundary lines for your properly and opt for a pool that is the right size for your available space. Also, you might want to factor in the space for landscaping, fencing, patios, and decks as well when you design your own pool.

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First of all, the choice of your pool design depends on a lot of factors. One of them is the type of pool you want. Basically, there are two types of pools: in-ground pool and an above-ground pool. Generally, above ground pool cost less as they are easy to install. However, they are shallower and smaller than the in-ground ones. Also, you won’t find a lot of design options for the above-ground pools as most of them are either rectangular or circular.

In-ground pools are further divided into three types: fiberglass, concrete, and vinyl. Typically, vinyl pools are made with reinforced steel beams. They are covered with vinyl lining sheets.

It takes a lot of time and money to install concrete pools but they are quite durable. Different types of materials can be used to finish them, such as glass, tiles or marble bead.  Fiberglass pools feature a big fiberglass shell.

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As soon as you have a basic design plan in place, you might want to opt for a few accessories for customization. A dividing board can work well for a deep in-ground pool. Additionally, you may need a hot tub as well. Slides provide tons of fun for kids, while a volleyball net may offer a lot of entertainment for everybody. So, when you design your own pool, these accessories can make your pool look great.

Aside from these, you can add a great touch to your pool with a beautiful landscape, fountains, and waterfalls.

So, make sure you follow these tips if you are going to design your own pool.

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