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How to ensure the design of your swimming pool suits your home.


Before you should select a design of your own, make sure that you have evaluated your needs and also the space in your backyard. Lately, swimming pools have been used as a focal point for outdoor family gatherings. Here are some things to keep in mind when considering the design of your new pool.


Your house‚Äôs length should be measured: Aesthetic reasons prevail in such a way that pools should conform to the length of your home.  Let it not overpower the home. Accurately draw the shape of your home with correct measurements and include any available permanent features for example retaining walls, decks or even patios.


Distance requirements:  Make a decision on the distance required between your home and the pool. Appropriate decking should be laid. Viable outdoor living locations such as landscape, decking and the pool area should be considered.


Rope experimentation: In the location where you are planning to construct your pool, use the length of the rope to experiment the various desired shapes. Pools are in different shapes, sizes and even designs with features suitable to your needs.


Check with local council: It is important to make sure there are not any easements on your property that may prevent your pool from being positioned in a certain place in your yard. It is also necessary to obtain development approval before commencing the  pool building project. Get in touch with the Brisbane City Council for this information.


Additional features: A location for love seat and steps should be included. Consider adding a spa to be part of the swimming pool.


Document landscape features:  Any existing feature that you would like to retain should be documented. Your pool should be designed around these features.


Evaluation of your backyards slope: Add a waterfall edge to your pool if you have an ocean or lake like landscape. This will create a drop of effect of the water levels.


Standard geometric shape: If you are unable to make a decision, then work from this shape. The rope should be placed on the ground and move some sections of it so as to gauge the effects. 


Envision finished pool:  It should be in a position to see the pool edging and tiles. Add scalloped edges so as to enhance a poor tile visibility.


Plan for features and depth allowances:  They include slides, safety railings, ladders and even diving boards. Also recreational additions should be included.


Ensure Safety Standards are met: All new pools must meet certain safety standards and if you want to sell or rent your property at any state a safety certificate must be produced. Make sure your pool meets the requirements right from the start to save costly amendments later on.


Use general measurements to transfer your plan: Engineers as well as pool designers are normally provided by pool companies and they usually determine if your dream to have a swimming pool will become a reality or not.