Garden Swimming Pool: What to Think About First

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You can’t beat summer days when you’re by the pool, especially when it’s in your back garden. But before you dive headfirst into the building of your new pool, there’s quite a lot of planning that goes into it.

Garden Swimming Pool Planning and Preparation: Short Guide

To help you get started, here’s a short guide to help you get started and on your way to the opening day pool party.

Garden Swimming Pool Preparation Small or Large is the Same

No matter whether your planned pool is the size of an Olympic swimming pool at 50 metres long or a smaller more family-friendly pool for splashing and paddling in, the planning is all the same.

Before going all in, you need to consider size, depth, position in your garden, and how much sun exposure it gets. Not to mention whether a pool is a good investment for your home.

Consider whether you can fit the building equipment in your garden for digging, pouring, and tiling.

Questions to Ask Yourself

  • What will you use the pool for?
  • Is it for exercise?
  • Entertaining the family and friends?
  • Increasing the value of your home?
  • Or is it to improve the appearance of your garden?

All these things will factor into your pool design, so consider them before you get started.

Local Regulations

Make sure you look into local building regulations and restrictions. What level of planning permission do you need? Is your pool likely to impact your neighbours?

Swimming Pool Location

There are a lot of things to check before you decide on the pool’s location.

Be smart when it comes to using your outdoor space. Don’t let a smaller or oddly-shaped garden stop you. There are plenty of ways to use space strategically—one of which is to tweak your landscape design. Some trees or plants, like bamboo, can be deeply rooted that they can make it more difficult to build a pool.

Plan Ahead in Autumn and Winter

Start planning several months in advance of opening day. Autumn and winter are perfect times to start. Building work has paused in many places—so it’s a great time to get a head start. The planning process can take a good month or two.

Expect a Four-Month Timeline

The build itself is unlikely to come together in anything under a four-month timeline. But it might not take that long. Bottom line: Plan early in case.

Decide on your team. You can’t install a pool on your own, so a team who can help you get the job done well is essential. Here at The Garden Design Co, we’ve got a friendly team of experts on hand to take you from planning to opening day.



Schedule a call with us and we can discuss all your pool design needs: Book a free design consultation call with an expert now.

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