Pool Placement

Selecting the Best Spot for a Swimming Pool

In Ask the Pool Experts by Swimming Pool Expert

When a homeowner decides to have a swimming pool, they often think about the size, shape, material selections, or different features they want to include.  But where should you place the pool? The placement of a pool in your yard is an extremely important factor to consider.

Placing the pool in an idyllic way depends on the time a homeowner will spend in the oasis, and how comfortable it is to access the pool from the house. Every future pool owner asks the same question; where should I put the pool? Believe it or not, there are many factors to consider when it comes to pool location.  It is not something to choose at random.  The perfect area for your oasis will guarantee more lasting moments and extend the life of the pool. 

What determines the best location of the pool will depend on the shape and size of the yard, the main function you are wanting to use the pool for, city building codes, and homeowner’s association rules.

North, South, East, or West?

Pools should be where it gets most of the sunlight.  It helps keep the right temperature and allows swimmers to stay in the water for a longer time.  In most cases, pointing a pool south or west is best.

Keeping a Proper Distance Between a Swimming Pool and Trees

Trees in a backyard can affect the location of the pool.  Although trees provide shade, breeze, and beauty to a home, they can cause countless problems to a pool in the long run.  Trees can cause the water in your pool to get dirty quicker.  Leaves and branches can fall into the water, and this means cleaning the oasis more often.  Also, tree roots expand, and they can damage the pool shell if located too close to one.   If the backyard is spacious, the homeowner can have both. It is not impossible to have a pool and a tree in the garden; it is all a matter of space.   So, enjoy a sunny day in the pool or relax under a tree’s shade.

The Plants in the Backyard

A construction job usually damages this type of ecosystem, installing a swimming pool could affect your garden’s natural green area.  There are different kinds of plants that bring dirt and insects to a pool’s water.  So, ask a pool designer on recommendations to which plants are good for a backyard with an oasis.

Water Slides or Diving Boards

Water slides and diving boards bring a lot of fun while using a swimming pool.  Keep in mind that the placement of an oasis will determine what feature will fit in the area.  A pool expert will know where to place slides and other features without obstructing the sunlight.

House Location

A house can cast a shade over a swimming pool.  The homeowner has the option to keep the water cool or have sunlight reflecting the oasis.  However, when it comes to the house location, many city building codes recommend having a distance from the pool and the house.  If the pool is very close to the building, people will walk around it thoroughly drenched, and nobody wants that. A pool deck comes in handy, especially for a place to sit, walk, or have a barbecue.

Location Allows Access to a Swimming Pool

You can locate your pool near a wall in your garden if that is where sunlight reflects the longest. However, the best is to have all-around access to the pool. 

Once you have considered all these factors, you can decide the orientation of your pool. We recommend that you seek the help of a pool specialist to avoid mistakes and thus enjoy your pool for much longer.  Let Platinum Pools guide you in getting the pool of your dreams.  Call us at 281.870.1600 or visit our website for a free quote.