We’ve been captivated by the perfect pool on vacation and wish we could replicate this at our own home. When homeowners are looking to build spa-like retreats and resorts, they’re creating custom pools for their property and with the help of skilled designers and architects. Here are six questions you can consider if you’re thinking of creating a similar pool and some great examples.
1. What are your top priorities for your life?
The pool you choose to design should to be a part of your lifestyle. Ask yourself what you’d like to accomplish with a redesign of your pool. Are you hoping to make your morning workout routine more attractive? to provide a playground for your kids? Perhaps you want to build a space in which to host summer events.
2. All natural or chlorine?
The water-filtration system is another crucial aspect to be considered prior to beginning your plan. Chlorinated and salt water pools use totally different filtering systems, and you must take a decision prior to starting any major project.
If you’d like to stay chemical-free and not opt for a lake-inspired design, Austrian company Biotop offers traditional designs known as Living Pools, which use an filtration system that doubles to ensure that the water is free of contaminants.
3. What features do you want to add?
“Automation has become a major aspect of pool design. Smart pools do not just turn on the cover for the pool, heat and water-cleaning systems, they can also incorporate musical and mood lighting that changes color and even waterfalls and fountains, according to Mikhail Chin, senior architect for OBMI the Cayman Islands’ design firm.
Ambience is an important aspect in the design of the pool according to the architects of OBMI who have designed swimming pools at some of top hotels as well as residential developments.
4. Design What is the cost and what kind of style?
The company based in the UK Craig Bragdy Design creates ceramic designs for pools which sit just below the waterline. He’s developed a sand-effect for the beach, as well as colorful Art Deco designs, and even recreated the Gustav Klimt work at the bottom of a pool.
Chin has seen an increase in clients who prefer more vibrant colors for their pools instead of the standard blue, to give an even more striking, contemporary style. Craig Bragdy’s director of operations Shon Powell has some suggestions in selecting unique colours and designs. “Remember to be cautious with the color. Any color that is brown can appear like a muddy mess, and red could be equally unappealing.” He explains.
5. Do you have a desire to explore the limits of the limit of infinity?
For many people, the infinity pool is the ultimate in elegance and style, however recently, it’s been given the treatment it deserves. Brian Pinkett, a partner of the Landry Design Group in Los Angeles Landry Design Group, says: “In some recent projects we’ve given the infinity pool an upgrade, by making the wall of the infinity edge completely of glass . This allows you to enjoy the view of the water too.”
6. Have you thought about the final elements?
Keep in mind that your architect will collaborate with you to ensure your pool is placed in the surroundings of your yard or garden. A good architect will be able suggest additional elements you might require, such as decking or a decking for your pool, and make sure they are in harmony with the overall design of your house.
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