The Secret to Finding a Great Pool Designer

by Pool Builders on 09-29-2008 in Articles

When you're looking for the perfect accent to those hot summer nights and the big backyard staring through your window, there's nothing better than an inground swimming pool. Without the right hand at the helm, however, a pool can do more to destroy the aesthetics of your home than accent them. That's why it's vitally important that you find a great pool designer to custom design your inground pool.

Why Custom Designed is Better

If you've ever lived, worked or attempted to get a building permit in a historical district you know the importance of maintaining a sense of place. Trying to convince a committee dedicated to preserving the structure of the town's historical landmarks that installing a new security system on the outside awnings (read: visible cameras) would be a good idea is more difficult that trying to pluck the toenails off of an elephant. It just doesn't belong.

A good pool designer knows very well the ways that swimming pools can help or hurt the homes they belong to, and they know how to design their pools so they look like they belong in your home. A well designed pool will look as though it was built when the home was built, such a natural part of the scenery that no one will ever stop to ask how it got there. It's just always been.

It's important that your pool and spa builder design your pool so that it blends with the ambiance of the architecture of your home. Are you the proud owner of a traditional ranch house or a Spanish style hacienda? A four story mansion or a shantytown shack? Inground pools are not a "one size fits all" proposition. Your pool designer will be the one to help you build the inground pool that's right for your home.

Finding a Good One

The next question you're bound to have is, "Where do I find this paragon of a swimming pool designer that will come and create my perfect masterpiece?" Like swimming pools, a swimming pool designer is not "one size fits all." The best piece of advice for anyone looking for a pool designer to build in their home is to choose someone from the area. Your pool designer should be familiar with:

o The history of the area
o The surrounding architecture
o A wide variety of swimming pool designs

Although experience counts as a general rule when it comes to any and all things associated with the world of business, don't be afraid to give someone young and fresh a try if they have a good track record. Sometimes what you really need is a pool designer willing to step out of the box to give your home the aesthetic touch that it deserves.

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