Where is the best placement or orientation for my swimming pool?
Choosing the right placement for a swimming pool involves balancing several factors and it's crucial to be aware of these before you begin the process.
It’s vital to position the pool where it can enjoy 4-6 hours of daily sunlight, aiding natural warming and preventing algae. In sun-intense areas a north-south orientation helps even out sun exposure. While sunlight is essential, wind isn’t always a pool’s friend, potentially cooling the water and bringing debris so strategic placement or using windbreaks can mitigate this.
Privacy is crucial; it’s ideal to have the pool somewhat secluded, yet still visible from the house for safety, and ccessibility matters too—the path from home to pool should be straightforward and safe.
While flat grounds simplify installations, sloped terrains can be leveraged for designs like infinity pools, but, remember, trees provide shade but also drop debris, so be mindful of proximity to them.
Also, ensure there are no underground utilities in the intended pool area and soil type can influence construction ease and costs. If there are future additional outdoor projects in mind, the pool’s position should take these into account too.