The Perfect Time to Start Planning a Pool

During the winter, it’s likely that summer is the furthest thing from your mind. Atlanta might not get snow like some areas up north, but it can still get pretty chilly in northern Georgia, leaving many people thinking about staying indoors, not getting ready to enjoy some time in the swimming pool.

But if you don’t yet have a pool of your own, the winter is actually the perfect time to start the planning process. As nice as it would be to just decide that you want to get a pool and then have one in place, that’s simply not possible when it comes to an in-ground pool. The reality is, swimming pool construction in Atlanta takes a long time to get right, and the planning stages are often where a great pool is created. Here’s why you need to start planning for your pool before warm temperatures return!

Location Matters

One of the first things that you have to decide when you choose to get a pool is where you’re going to put the pool. If you have a rather large backyard, you’re going to have plenty of space at your disposal, giving you the freedom to put your pool just about anywhere. However, if you’re in a smaller space, you might not be able to be picky about where your pool is going to go.

What you’ll want to do is choose a main site for your pool and then come up with two or three backup sites in case your main choice isn’t available for constructing a pool. Remember, it’s very possible that you could dig into a cable or other object that’s vital for your well-being in your preferred site, so you’ll need to have a solid backup plan available so that such a snag doesn’t ruin your swimming dreams.

Choose How You’ll Use It

Your pool is going to get a lot of use during the summer, but not all pools are designed to be used the same way. That’s a good thing, because your family’s habits will have a lot to do with how you use your pool. If you’re the type of person who likes to use your pool for exercising in the morning, you’ll want a pool that’s long enough for you to swim laps and has a shape that makes lap swimming easy. If you’ve got a family of young children, you’ll want to make a wide and shallow area for kids to safely play in the water. In any case, you’ll need to know what your pool’s purpose is before you get started so that you get the most out of it.

Plan the Exterior

Before you actually start building your pool, it’s important to consider what you’re going to have surrounding it. Whether you’d like to construct a patio, surround your pool with plants or erect a covering over it to keep out bugs, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve got the space and ability to provide the ideal backdrop for your pool. For instance, you might enjoy the idea of having drinks on the patio by the pool, but if you don’t have the space for that in your top location, you’ll either have to reduce your pool’s size or choose your backup plan.

Planning a pool might not seem like a lengthy process, but the truth is that it can take multiple months to go from planning your pool to actually swimming in it. By getting a head start on planning for swimming pool construction in Atlanta, you’ll have the perfect pool in place when Hotlanta warms up again, making you the envy of the neighborhood!

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.”