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Top 4 things to know about Pool and Landscape Design

| Scott Prunty |

Pool and Landscape design is a critical step in achieving the Outdoor Living space of your dreams. The design phase makes construction more efficient resulting in cost savings. The landscape design helps prevent buyer’s remorse by showing you what you are going to get before it happens. Here are the “Top 4 things to know about Pool and Landscape Design.”

#1 How do you start designing a swimming pool and outdoor living space?

When planning your new Outdoor Living space the first thing a landscape and pool designer will do is discuss with the homeowner how the outdoor living space will be used and the vision you have for your new pool or patio. Do you like to entertain and cook? Outdoor Kitchen. Do you want an outdoor sound system? Do you want landscape lighting so you can use the area at night? Do you want a water feature on your new swimming pool? Do you have young kids? Decking that will no splinter. How about pets? Synthetic turf. Do you have a budget? The landscape designer will ask questions like this to gather the information that will be used to make the best design possible. There will also be budget questions so that the landscape and pool designer can render a project that falls within budget guidelines. If you don’t know what something should cost the landscape and pool designer can provide ranges that normal outdoor living elements fall into.

#2 How does the style of the home influence the style of the pool design?

The second thing the pool designer will also look at is the “Style” of your new backyard oasis. We will take into consideration for your new outdoor space the style of your home, your own personal style, as well as other design ideas during the design consultation. A good pool designer will take all these things into a custom design to make a beautiful, flowing, outdoor living space that perfectly fits you and your home’s style.


#3 How does the landscape and pool designer make a 3D rendering?

The third thing is in the design process the pool designer will take all the information and measurements and create your swimming pool design. This is where you can really begin to see your dreams become a reality. It is also during this landscape and swimming pool design process that the homeowner may decide on additional items such as; hardscapes, pavers, synthetic turf, decks, fences, landscape lighting, outdoor audio, water features, fire pits, a pergola, and outdoor kitchens. Once all of the features have been included, the pool designer will create the final 3D rendering for approval.


#4 How do I get an accurate estimate on my pool design so I can have pool builder get started?

The 4th thing is that the landscape designer will introduce you to the sales team once the design is complete. The sales team, Outdoor Living Guides as we call them, will verify the construction elements of the design and work up a proposal. They will walk you through payment options and schedules, as well as the complete construction process.


Solid Structure is here to help for design and build services

Fortunately, Solid Structures is a turn-key swimming pool contractor so you only have to communicate with one contractor. This is a more efficient way of swimming pool construction and less stress to the homeowner. Solid Structures is the pool builder that installs your backyard pool. They then can remodel the remaining yard and pool area to complete the outdoor living space. Being a pool company that can provide all of the other services make Solid Structures a logical choice for a simplified pool and patio install.

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Written By Scott Prunty

Scott Prunty is the president of Solid Structures. Throughout his 15 active years in the Design-Build Outdoor Living industry, he has earned various certifications in the areas of ICPI Residential, ICPI Advanced Residential, ICPI Commercial, PCIP, and is an ICPI certified instructor.

  • 15 years actively in the Design-Build Outdoor Living industry
  • ICPI certified Instructor
  • ICPI Residential, ICPI Advanced Residential, ICPI Commercial, and PCIP certified
  • Imagine Pools certified installer
  • Fluidra certified installer
  • Trex Platinum Pro
  • Avid saltwater person, boating, diving, surfing, fishing
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