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Custom Pools: What to Consider When Planning for 2022

Chris Bowen Pool Construction

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Are you excited to add the pool of your dreams into your backyard in 2022? Do you want some ideas on designing your pool and coming up with the perfect fit for your current aesthetic? If so, then you need to learn all about what to consider when implementing a custom pool.

Doing so can help you create the perfect oasis for your property. While everyone else looks for things to do on the weekends, you and your family will merely walk out the backdoor. No travel required!

See below for an in-depth guide on pool planning and everything we recommend you think about when creating your family pool.

If you’ve wanted to install a pool in your backyard for a while, then the odds are that you already have a few ideas on how you’d like the pool to be designed. But why not add a few of the most notable trends to take things up a notch?

One of the biggest trends right now is creating a hybrid indoor/outdoor pool for your home. That way, the water can be enjoyed regardless of the weather. Some people even prefer to build a pool that’s entirely indoors. Whatever your preference is on that, go with it!

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Another huge trend is creating a swim-up bar for those of you that love having people over. It’s a great way to increase family time or have a dynamite football watch party that your friends will talk about.

Many of our clients are also infusing fountains and statues into the design of their pool. It adds more tranquility to your private oasis, giving you somewhere to escape the world for the entire day.

We’re big fans of infusing LED smart lights around the wall of your pool so that you can light up the night and even change the color to fit the mood!

2. Your Ideal Size

When it comes to designing custom pools, you’ll want to have a bit of a Goldilocks mindset—you don’t want a pool that’s too big or too small, you want something just right.

If the pool is too big, then you’re spending an unnecessary amount of money on installation, construction, and years of additional upkeep. However, if the pool is too small, then you won’t be able to fit your family and frequent guests (such as grandma/grandpa, your cousins, etc.) comfortably inside.

But finding the proper pool size is more than just factoring in your headcount. You also want to make sure that its size fits well with your backyard. Some people are fine with the pool taking up their entire backyard, others still want some space for grass so the kids and dog can run around outside.

Not to mention that the additional features (such as the trends mentioned above) will also play a factor in the size of your pool needs to be. For example, to fit a swim-up bar in your yard, the pool might need to be a bit smaller than you’d planned. 

You don’t have to do this part alone. Reach out to us at Bowen Pools and we’ll help you create the perfect sized custom pool for your situation.

3. The Shape of the Pool

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As you’re probably well aware, custom pools come in many different shapes and sizes. That’s the beauty of investing in a customized pool: you can create virtually any shape that you wish!

That said, some shapes will be more practical than others depending on how you intend to use your pool. For example, you might want to create an L-shaped pool to have more space inside the pool while still fitting into your backyard.

Then others wish to have a longer pool so that they can swim laps. Some want a mixture of both. We’re happy to help you find the shape that encompasses all the different ways that you plan on using your pool.

4. The Overall Aesthetic

Remember, as awesome as your custom pool is going to be, it’s only one piece to the overall layout of your backyard. If you don’t take time to consider your idea backyard aesthetic, then the pool might look out of place next to the rest of your yard.

Instead, focus more on the entire layout. What features can you add to compliment the pool? How can the pool complement the aspects you’ve already added to your yard?

For example, if you already have the outdoor kitchen of your dreams, then we will help you plan the best way to have your pool set up next to it!

5. The Materials You Use

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Contrary to popular belief, concrete is not the only option that you have for pool materials. The other two popular materials are fiberglass and vinyl.

Each of these is extremely durable, with concrete possibly being the most durable of them all. However, vinyl is easier to maintain than concrete, and many pool owners are in love with the look of fiberglass.

As with anything else, each material has its pros and cons. We can help you figure out which material is the best fit for what you’re hoping to accomplish.

Consider These Aspects When Planning Your Custom Pool

Now that you have seen all of the different aspects to consider when you go to plan your custom pool, be sure to find the right builder for custom pools to help you out.

Take the time to learn more about Bowen Pools and why we’re the best fit for your needs. To get started, feel free to contact us at any time by phone at 214-972-2237 and we will be happy to assist you further.