The design of your swimming pool is a complex process. How to design your own family swimming pool is something that the swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools & Spas in Fort Worth, Texas help their new pool customers with. There are so many things you need to consider and plan for during the pool construction process and the design of the pool is only one of them.

In addition to the pool design itself, you will want to think about what your yard will look like and what its functionality will be once the project is complete.

How to design your own family swimming pool

Designing and dreaming up what your completed pool project will look like is a fun and exciting time! Gather a few tools and begin the journey of designing your family pool. Grab a measuring tape, design magazines, sketchbooks and a camera. If you have an idea of what you want it will be easier to describe that dream to a pool contractor. Don’t fret, though, if you just don’t want to begin designing it on your own, we can walk you through the entire project.

  • Grab inspiration. Flip through books and magazines with swimming pool photos. Look at architectural, travel and interior design books.
  • Take to the internet and do searches on “swimming pool design” and see what you find.
  • When looking at pool designs look at the type of deck, tiles and outdoor living amenities.
  • If you’re artistic, measure your backyard and sketch out your dream pool design.
  • Look for pool design ideas on television shows and in movies.
  • Walk or drive through various neighborhoods to get a glimpse of pools you might be interested in.
  • Flip through your pool contractor’s look book at prior pools they have constructed.
  • Don’t forget to think about the accessories you will want in your pool — diving board, sun shelves, rock waterfall, fountain, beach entry, etc.

When you’re in the planning stage, let your imagination run wild but be prepared when the time comes to match your budget with your ideas. Discuss your ideas with us and remember, the more wild the design, the higher the price tag.