Whether your family swimming pool project can be started and completed this swim season is something you need to talk with your pool contractor about. Something else you need to talk with your pool contractor from Imperial Pools in Decatur, Illinois about is how to design the family swimming pool.

You don’t have to be a designer yourself, but you do need to have an idea of what you’d like to see in your pool, its shape, size and what amenities and accessories you truly feel are must haves for the family pool.

There are so many questions that will be thrown at you during the design and construction process, but a good swimming pool contractor will walk you through all of the steps and will help you navigate the construction process. Find a pool contractor who doesn’t assume you know all the answers to the questions or even that you know what questions to ask! Find a pool contractor who will listen to you and take your ideas and turn them into pool reality.

The pool builders at Imperial Pools understand that a swimming pool project is a major undertaking in time, money and dealing with a construction projext. They will help you realize the dream of swimming pool ownership and make it painless.

How to design the family swimming pool 

Here are some items to ponder

  1. What shape do you want your pool? Do you have your heart set on a kidney or oval or do you want to go traditional with a rectangle or somewhere in between? Find a shape you think you’d like and talk with yoru pool contractor about it and whether that style will fit into your yard space. Keep in mind that some shapes can only be realized with certain types of construction material; ask us for more info on that.
  2. Does a hot tub or swim up spa figure into your plans? If you want a hot tub as part of the pool or as a standalone you should determine that up front.
  3. What type of deck and poolside landscaping will you want? Keep in mind that you will probably spend as much time, if not more, around the pool as you will in the pool. Because of this you will want a lovely space in which to sit poolside and relax. You may want a pool house or gazebo and if you are budgeting for that let us know up front so we can work that into the 3D modeling and renderings so you can see what the finished yard will look like.

Safety matters. You may not have given much thought to the safety items associated with a swimming pool, but we have. You will need to budget for a fence around the pool as well as other safety measures you want for your pool to make it the safest room in the house. Safety fencing can be both beautiful and functional and will likely be required by the municipality in which you live. Ask us for tips on fence styles.

If you’re ready for a pool this year, give us a call and let’s get your project started!