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SWIMMING POOL DESIGN, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA


Swimming pools remain all the rage in the home improvement market. They offer the perfect mix of relaxation and good old-fashioned fun. Summer isn't the same without a pool where you can cool off. Like any popular home improvement project, companies have spent money developing different designs and options to meet the preferences and budget of any homeowner. Knowing what's available in swimming pool design will enable you to choose the pool that's right for you.

The Basics: The first decision in swimming pool design is a pretty basic one. You may already have an in ground pool design in mind, but you may find reasons to change your mind. While most people know that in ground pools are typically more high end; there are ways to modify the design, and still come in on budget.

The Design: In ground pools are usually made from gunite concrete. Concrete is the most versatile and durable, making it the most popular pool. But, concrete pools are also the most difficult and time-consuming to install; thus making them the most expensive.

Custom Swimming Pool Design: High end swimming pools can be designed to meet any personal preference for luxury or backyard ambiance. The first step in custom swimming pool design is to design a shape that is pleasing to the eye and blends into the dimensions of your yard. Pool and spa combinations can get pricey but will certainly streamline the cost of installing them separately.

Waterfalls are the epitome of creating a backyard oasis and can be easily connected to a swimming pool design. Anything you can imagine that would be associated with a swimming pool or pond can typically be incorporated in the design.

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