If you are building a new home, you know how much attention needs to be paid to every detail. But have you thought about the backyard? Including a garden pool from the beginning of the project can make a lot of sense.
Here are some of the reasons why you should consider including a pool when building your new home.
1. It means all the construction work is done at once
Having a major construction project on your property can cause a lot of disruption to your lifestyle. It is noisy and messy, and there are builders on your property every day until the job is complete.
Building a swimming pool is no different. It is a large construction job; and while some above ground pools such as Little Pools can be installed and ready to use in a matter of days, large in-ground pools can take weeks or even months to construct, particularly if you choose a concrete pool.
By having your pool built at the same time as your home, you can save yourself the disruption of having a building site in your backyard. The pool is completed by the time your home is ready to move into, so you can enjoy a complete new lifestyle as soon as you get the keys, and not have to worry about further building work in the future.
2. It can save you money
Building a new home costs a lot of money, so you will want to make savings wherever you can when it comes to adding to your lifestyle in the future. This means that if you decide to add a swimming pool, you need to do it as cheaply as possible.
Having your pool built at the same time as your home can actually save you money. This is because the cost of having a pool installed can rise if your site is difficult to access, especially if you choose a fibreglass pool, which is transported to your property from a factory rather than being built from scratch on-site. However, it does depend on the size of pool you choose. Compact fibreglass pools such as Little Pools are relatively easy and quick to install on the vast majority of sites, but as they are still large features, easy access to your property does make the installation process simpler.
Access to your backyard is likely to be easier if the house is not already built. Because of this, having your pool built at the same time as your home usually works out cheaper than deciding to install a pool once the house is already completed.
3. It makes your backyard more attractive
The outdoor areas of your property are just as important as the house itself when it comes to aesthetics. This means when you are building a new home you need to give careful thought to the layout and landscaping of your backyard. It needs to look attractive and function in a way which suits your individual needs.
Including a swimming pool from the beginning creates an attractive focal point in your backyard. The rest of your landscaping, including tiling, decking, plants and lighting, can then be built around the pool, creating a backyard which is specifically designed to cater for your lifestyle and to suit your aesthetic tastes.
Having your pool built at the same time as your home also makes it easier for you to get the positioning of the pool right. You can plan the entire property so the indoor and outdoor areas run seamlessly into one another, and the pool looks great from all angles, including when viewed from the windows of your new home. This is highly important, as you will be looking out onto your backyard for many years to come, so it is essential to create a stunning view which you can enjoy every day.
It is far easier to include a pool from the beginning, rather than having to disrupt and redesign your landscaping if you decide to buy a pool several years down the line.
4. It gives you more choice over your pool design
All properties, including new builds, have a specific amount of space to work with. But if you are constructing a new property from scratch, you can plan the design according to your priorities. This means that if you choose to include a pool from the beginning, you can dedicate more space to it, instead of having to work it into an existing design at a later date.
This means you can have more choice over the type of pool you want. For example, you might want an in-ground pool built to your own design, or perhaps you could create a semi in-ground pool with an infinity edge, giving you stunning views over the surrounding scenery.
If you choose an above-ground pool such as a Little Pool, having it installed at the same time as your home is being built means that you can dedicate a space to it and landscape fully around it, making it a seamless part of your property.
5. It improves the quality of your new lifestyle
Building a new home is all about creating your own dream, designing the perfect property which specifically caters for your needs and improves your quality of life. By including a swimming pool from the start, you can enjoy the extra benefits to your health and wellbeing from the moment you move in.
A garden pool enables you to become the best version of yourself. In the privacy of your own backyard, you can get fitter and healthier, improving yourself on the inside and the outside. Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise you can do, as it exercises practically every muscle in the body, helping with toning, flexibility and weight loss, as well as being great for your cardiovascular health.
You can also enjoy the relaxation benefits of water, as a dip in the pool each day will help to reduce your stress levels and improve the quality of your sleep, helping you to face all the challenges of life much more easily.
By having a pool in your backyard from the minute you move into your new home, you can start this new chapter in your life healthier and happier, enabling you to truly enjoy the benefits of moving up in the world.
6. It helps you bond with family and friends
Moving home is an exciting time for everyone in your life, and this new start can strengthen the bonds with those you care about the most. A swimming pool in your backyard is ideal for this, as it creates a host of new leisure and entertainment opportunities.
If you have small children, you can enjoy teaching them to swim in your new backyard, creating memories which you will all treasure for the rest of your lives. If they are already comfortable in the water, you can use the pool to enjoy quality time as a family, playing games and swimming together, so you can all fall in love with your new home and the lifestyle which comes with it.
Whether or not you have children, a pool opens up your entertaining options, as you can host pool parties and poolside barbeques on your new property for your friends, helping you to keep in touch with everyone you care about after you have moved. This is also a great way of getting to know your new neighbours!
Find out more about incorporating a Little Pool into your new home
These are just a few great reasons to include a garden pool from the start if you are building a new home. If you are currently undertaking your own building project or are about to start, and you want an easy and affordable pool solution, the team here at The Little Pool Co are happy to help you achieve your dream.
Please contact us if you would like more information about our Little Pools, and the best ways to incorporate them into the design of your new backyard.