In Orange County many residents decide to augment their landscaping with the addition of a new swimming pool. One important issue to consider as you contemplate building a new swimming pool is where it should go in your yard.
Several factors go into this decision. To cut down on the leaves and debris that get into your pool, as well as the work needed to maintain it, place your pool in a sunny area that is away from trees. The sun will also help to keep your pool warm. Be careful about the placement of your pool in relation to trees, shrubbery, fences, or other windbreaks and you’ll enjoy it more. Water in swimming pools evaporates more quickly as the wind blows over them and wind will also make your pool lose heat more quickly.
To avoid flooding, don’t put your new swimming pool in a low spot in your yard. Conversely, an area with a high water table is a bad place to put a pool, as ground seepage makes it hard to form a deep end to the pool. Find out where the telephone and electrical wires, sewer lines, septic systems, or buried pipes are in your yard, as the pool cannot be placed above them without careful planning.
It’s a good idea to have an equipment shed near your new swimming pool, too. An attractive shed makes a nice addition to your yard. Think carefully about access points to the pool from the house, as well as visibility. You may want to add a patio or walkway at the same time as your pool.
If you’ve already determined these factors, or would like us to come out to discuss your new swimming pool, please call Dreamscapes By M.G.R.!