Creating a Pool Design Checklist

Are you finally ready to put the pool of your dreams in the backyard? Be sure to make a pool design checklist. It’ll help you consider all the design factors necessary to ensure a fun, safe, beautiful pool area.


Although jumping straight to the design phase is much more fun, it’s crucial you do a little homework first. Every state has their own rules and regulations around the construction of both inground and above ground pools. Take some time to be sure your property complies before calling for work to begin. Some of the most common regulations include allowed depth and fencing specifications.


Check with your insurance company to see if they have any policy holder requirements around swimming pools. For example, if you have home-based  business such as a childcare/daycare center or an animal grooming facility, they may choose not to insure you.


Look over your property with a careful eye. Both above and inground pools have a large number of landscape-related requirements, most prevalent being a section of leveled ground. If you have children, or plan to, you’ll also want to choose a location that’s visible from the yard and the house.


The fun comes in the design phase! It’s all choices from this point on. In fact, it can become overwhelming with many people saying there’s too many choices. Sit with a paper and pencil and do a rough sketch of what you might like to see in your yard, and bring that with you when you go to look at options.

    • Size
    • Depth
    • Shape
    • Water Type
    • Slope
    • Access Points
    • And Much, Much, More!

If you’re ready to install the pool of your dreams, the professionals at Hilltop Pools and Spas are ready to help. With over forty-years of pool design and installation experience, they’re the right choice. Their service area is vast, encompassing a 100-mile radius of Atlanta, Georgia. Visit their website at to read more about all their offered services. While you’re there, take some time to scroll through the blog and click through picture galleries of completed projects. And then, pick up the phone and call (770) 471- 3889 to request a free quote. You’ll be swimming in your dream pool before you know it.

We have had the privilege of being awarded more than 60 Design Awards in every award category, including custom residential concrete pools, commercial concrete pools, in-ground vinyl liner pools, and major renovations. Hilltop was named one of the “Top 50 Pool Builders in the USA” by Pool and Spa News in 2013-2017. Pool builders across the United States were evaluated in several areas, including the total number of pools built, customer service, certifications, industry involvement, employee retention, as well as advertising and social media presence. Our company was also nationally recognized for customer service and social media. We were the only Georgia company on the list in 2016 and 2017!

We would consider it a privilege to design and construct your project and have you as a member of our “Hilltop Family.”