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How to Design a Swimming Pool You’ll Love

Building or redesigning your swimming pool is extremely exciting. But, you also have to put in the work to make sure the pool you choose is the perfect addition to your home. From superficial elements such as visual appeal and the area that surrounds your pool right down to the equipment you select, you need to think about all major and minor details. Here are five things to consider when designing a pool:

Keep your family members in mind

Chances are you will not be the only person using your pool. Always take your family members into consideration while designing your pool. Children may love having a shallow side, while older kids might enjoy a sun shelf to hang out with friends by the pool. If you have swimming enthusiasts at home you may want to have a deeper, Olympic-level swimming pool.

Safety first

Safety is always a major concern, especially if you have young children at home. Take all necessary precautions and make sure you follow the regulations in your state to create a safe pool environment.

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Pool shape, design and features

The shape of your pool it is determined by many factors. For starters, the shape can be determined by visual appeal and space. Some backyards look better with curved designs while some require a more rectangular shape.

Additionally, shape and design are also determined by what the primary use of the pool will be. For example, having a straight pool can be more suitable for competitive swimming enthusiasts.

Finally, in-pool features also determine the shape and design of your pool. In-pool features can range from waterfalls, fountains, spillways, a swim-up bar or a spa.

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Choose the right equipment

Pools are an investment and an easy way to offset the cost of pool ownership is with energy efficient pool equipment.

Pentair offers many products designated as Eco Select. The Eco Select brand designation means the product is one of the “greenest” and most efficient choices from Pentair. Eco Select products are designed to help you save energy, conserve water, eliminate or reduce noise or otherwise contribute to a more environmentally responsible equipment system.

In addition to Eco Select, Pentair offers many EnergyStar® certified, variable speed and flow pumps.

Learn more about the Eco Select and EnergyStar® designations here. See how much you could save with an energy efficient pool pump from Pentair with our residential pool pump savings calculator.

Landscaping, patios and surrounding additions

Great pools deserve awesome landscaping and other additions. By taking advantage of the space around your pool, you can increase its visual appeal and help increase the value of your home.

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