Factors to Consider When Building a Custom Pool

Building a custom pool is an exciting project. Ideas and design potential are limitless when you’re creating the pool of your dreams. However, with the endless options available, you might even become overwhelmed by all of the possibilities. We’re here to walk you through the key factors to consider when you’re building a custom pool so that you’re able to keep yourself focused on the end goal.


One of the first things to look at is the physical space you are working with which plays a role in determining the size of your pool. Even if you have a large backyard, you’ll want to put thought into mapping out the location of your pool and how much space it takes up. For some, the pool is the only focal point while others may want space for a garden, a patio, or even grass for other outdoor activities.


Pools are a major investment and as such should fit exactly what your lifestyle wants and needs are. Think about the purpose of your pool. Is it meant for relaxing, entertaining, exercising, or a little bit of everything? All of these affect the shape and look of the pool. Those who are wanting a calm environment may want to include waterfalls and areas to float. Those entertaining may want larger pool areas with decks for grilling. People interested in exercise may consider a lap pool so they are able to swim a greater distance when the work out.


Budget is something that should be kept in mind from the beginning. The cost of pool customizations can add up quickly especially if you are wanting to add multiple design additions to your blueprint. The type of material you choose to go with can also impact the final cost of your pool. Sit down with your pool contractor and walk through your ideas. They should be able to provide you with a basic understanding of what your cost will be. This can help you finalize plans and decide whether it is essential for you to include each of the amenities you’d like.


Partnering with a knowledgeable pool contractor is just as important as deciding the features of the pool. Someone who has experience in the industry will be able to give you insight on decisions, navigate challenges, and ensure you have a well-built pool. Building a backyard oasis is a great investment but you really want to vet your contractor for background. It’s better to pay for a great quality build than to save upfront on cheaper pool with an inexperienced contractor only to deal with multiple maintenance issues later on.

Contact our experts at Hilltop Pools to speak with professional swimming pool contractors with years of experience in custom pool design. Visit our website, or call us at (770) 471-3889. Located in Jonesboro, we serve the entire metro Atlanta area within a 100-mile radius.


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.”