If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that has the space—and the weather—to facilitate a swimming pool, then you’re very lucky indeed. The summers in the lower half of the lone star state are hot and humid, and a pool is a perfect way to cool off and refresh yourself on those particularly sticky afternoons.

But choosing the perfect pool to integrate into your backyard design can be tricky. Not every type will suit every space. A balance needs to be struck between a pool that’s functional, but that will also fit in with the aesthetics of your outdoor area.

There are countless different pool designs you can choose from, so it can be a good idea to research different options, to provide you with inspiration and help you to make the best choice.

Below we’ve rounded up some of the most important things to consider when choosing your pool design, as well as some different ideas to help you create your perfect pool.

Who Is the Pool For?

This is one of the most important questions to ask yourself before you start building your pool. It can have a big impact on the design you eventually end up choosing.

For example, if you’re building the pool mainly for your children and their friends, then you might want to make the design a bit more playful. Fun tiling, eccentric shapes, and water slides are all things you might consider to make your pool more kid-friendly.

If your pool is going to be used more by adults than children, then you’ll likely want a design that’s completely different. For young singles, sleek lines and night-time lights are often popular, while those later in life might prefer a serene and tranquil vibe that evokes a day at the spa.

In addition, you should look to the future, not only the here and now. Consider the fact that a pool is a great way of adding value to a home. You may want to keep any future buyers in mind when choosing your pool’s design.

What Purpose Will It Serve?

In a similar vein, you should think not only of who the pool is for but also how it is going to be used. If you’re someone who likes to get in your fifty laps each morning, then you’ll want as long and straight a pool as possible. But if what you really want is something to escape the hot Texas sun, then a smaller plunge pool is probably sufficient for your needs.

Some people aren’t even necessarily looking to do a lot of swimming, and see a pool more as a design addition to the space rather than a place for athletic endeavors. In these types of cases, the look of the pool is everything, and ornate designs can work well.

What Size Is the Space You’re Working With?

Unfortunately, what we want isn’t always totally feasible, and some compromises need to be made. The type of pool you end up being able to install will, of course, depend on the size of the space you have to work with.

If you have a compact backyard don’t worry—it’s still most likely possible to install a beautiful pool. Just not a very big one.

On the other hand, if you’ve got a lot of outdoor space, this can present almost as much of a challenge as having too little. In large gardens with complex designs, it can be tricky to find the perfect place for the pool to fit in. Luckily, a good contractor should have no trouble helping you with this.

What Is the Style of Your Home?

Out of all the different factors that will influence the final design of their pool, for many people, this one is the most important. Your pool should be an amazing centerpiece to your backyard, but it is also important that its design and style do not clash with that of your home’s interior.

For a house that’s ultra-modern, it can be a good idea to go with a modern pool. Incorporating sharp lines, glass, and metal into its design.

If your house is art-deco style, the pool can be more eccentric, playing around with shapes and color. If your home’s style is more classic and down to earth, then a humble pool with a simple design can work well.

Consider not only the style of the inside of your home but the outside as well. Is there a lot of stone or is it filled with greenery? These things, too, should help you guide you toward the design that’s best for your backyard.

Finally, there may be other functional areas you have or would like to incorporate in your yard. For example, you may want to add a pool house or create a jacuzzi, bar, or BBQ area that complements the pool. These are all things you should decide in advance if you’d like to include them or not, so your contractor can come up with the design that works best with each element.

An Amazing Addition To Your Backyard Design

Pools are an amazing addition to many backyards, especially in Texas. They not only serve an important purpose, and add value to your home, but they can also have a significant impact aesthetically speaking, as well.

If you’re thinking of adding a pool to your backyard design, don’t sell yourself short. Make sure to design one that will fulfill all your needs, but also integrate seamlessly into the space it inhabits. If you’re in or around the Cypress TX area, why not give us a call today to discuss how we can help you to create the pool of your dreams.