You’ve decided to take the plunge (pun intended) and add a backyard pool to your home.  A pool is a sound investment that means summer fun for years to come.  Litehouse Pools & Spas knows that choosing the right type of pool for your property is imperative to maximize space, budget and features.

Physical Area And Size

Determining the type and size of your new pool depends heavily on the size of your property.  If you have a small backyard, consider an above ground swimming pool to maximize your space. Above ground pools are generally smaller than inground varieties and can leave space for a lounge area or play set on a smaller property. Inground swimming pools vary greatly in size, and while you won’t want your pool to completely consume your yard, choose something large enough for your family to enjoy.

Match Your Property

You’ll want the design of your pool to roughly match the design, shape and tone of your home and surrounding property. Choosing a rectangular or geometric pool will look good with modern homes, while a custom shape might be a better fit for an older home or in a rural setting.  You’ll want your pool to be an attractive addition to your property, so consider your plans for landscaping, lounge areas, an outdoor kitchen and, possibly, a play set. Once you determine what other features you’d like, choosing the right pool design will be a much less daunting decision.

Will You Be Moving?

If your current home is your forever home, an inground pool is a wonderful choice. However, while investing in a pool can increase your property value, leaving it behind may be difficult.  Carefully consider your future plans when choosing the right pool for your property.


Perhaps the most important consideration when choosing the right pool for your property and your family is who will be using it, for what purposes and how often.  A large family will require a larger pool, especially if you want to use it for more than lounging. If you’re looking for a pool for lap swimming, an inground pool is your best option, depending on property size and budget. If you want to add features such as a diving board, waterslide, waterfall or lounge area, make sure you have the space.  In addition, a constant-depth pool can be safer for young children. Think about whether your home will become the neighborhood hangout or if you’ll be hosting family often. The people who ‘ll be using your pool and how they will enjoy it should be key factors in deciding on the right pool.

The decision to add a pool to your property is exciting, but there are a lot of variables to consider.  The experts at Litehouse Pools & Spas are happy to answer all your questions and help you make the right decision for your property.  Feel free to give us a call or visit one of our locations today.

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