Key Steps to Designing a Custom Pool

Backyard pools are in high demand now more than ever. Homeowners who want the convenience and fun of a pool turn to Hilltop Pools and Spas for expert advice and professional installation. Installing a new pool requires proper planning and consideration for your family’s preferences. Taking the time to think about the kind of pool you want ensures you enjoy your pool worry-free for years to come.

Check out these 4 key steps to designing a custom backyard pool:

1.     Shape and size: Residential pools come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate the size of your backyard, your lot’s configuration, and your budget. Consider all your options to get a truly custom pool.

2.     Pool area: You want the area around your pool to be slip-resistant, but that doesn’t mean the pool area has to look industrial and bland. Ask your pool builder about all your options that include pavers, decorative stone, stamped concrete, and more.

3.     Features: If your ultimate goal is to create a true oasis, ask your pool builder about features such as waterfalls, rock walls, and fountains. These are add-ons that elevate your backyard to the next level.

4.     Technology: Pool maintenance doesn’t have to be a nightmare thanks to advances in pool technology. When planning your pool, consider installing technology such as automated temperature control. A popular feature for today’s pools is a saltwater system, which is gentler on the skin and easier to maintain.

At Hilltop Pools and Spas, we’ve worked with residents of the Atlanta metro area since 1976. Our expertise ensures you get a well-built pool that will stand the test of time. If your dream is to create a backyard oasis, we’re ready to make your vision come to life. We install custom concrete and gunite pools, offer new pool consultation and design services, and in-ground vinyl liner pool options. Pool construction is our forte, and we’re ready to help you create the backyard you’ve always wanted. Visit us online at to learn more about our company and to connect with pool builders in Northern Georgia today!

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.”