One decision that seems to make everyone in a household happy is the installation of an in-ground pool. Once this decision has been made there are hundreds to follow in regards to the installing the pool. The decisions are endless when it comes to integrating a pool into your landscape. You want to incorporate the pool without hiding it or having it scream “I am here, in the middle of the landscape.” Here are a few tips to help homeowners make a few of the many decisions they will have to when adding a pool into their landscape.

What type of pool should be installed?

There are three main types of pools that are installed in-ground. Homeowners can choose between vinyl liners, fiberglass and concrete. All three materials have pros and cons. Out of the three most homeowners choose to install concrete poolsas this material can be produced in a variety of sizes, styles and designs. Even though concrete pools require the most upkeep and tend to cost a bit more than fiberglass or vinyl they tend to be the most popular because if you can dream it, they can make it. Concrete, also known as gunite, is incredibly durable and can easily be enhanced using color, quartz, glass beads and even pebbles. The repair most needed it to the plaster. Pool plastering can be done by hiring professional plasters.

What type of decking would best fit?

When considering the size of the deck error on the side of too much decking over not enough. There has never been a homeowner who has complained that their pool deck is too big. Small decks are inconvenient. When the deck is too small it is hard to relax or lounge around let alone entertain. The color and style of the deck needs to compliment the pool as well as your homes landscape and exterior. It also has to feel good on your feet.

There are several materials to use for our pools deck, each coming with their own set of advantages. Look into poured concrete if you’re on a budget, wood is nice if you don’t mind the upkeep, composite is beautiful but a bit costly, stone is great for a natural look, pavers are convenient and tile is picturesque. Whatever you choose make sure the decking material is not too slippery!

What type of pool fencing is ideal?

Like every other decision so far there are a number of fencing materials to choose from. When it comes to fencing you will want to find a fence that meets B.O.C.A. regulations and is in line with state, local and H.O.A. guidelines. Aluminum is practically maintenance free while being easy to install. It is the most popular option when it comes to in-ground swimming pool perimeter fencing.

Decisions both big and small are hard to make when they are permanent fixtures in your landscape. Take your time in analyzing how each material fits with the vision you have of the overall project.

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