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an oasis with a small pool surrounded by a gorgeous patioAh, the good old days. When you first started your family, all you had to do was fill a toy-store wading pool with water from the hose — you were guaranteed sunny-day fun all summer long.

Well, things aren’t as easy now as they used to be. These days, your life’s probably outgrown that wading pool and calls for something a bit more substantial. But that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve some fun in the sun!

A swimming pool design and construction project doesn’t have to be daunting — it’s a process you can tackle one step at a time, and it’s even easier if you have a little help from the professionals. (That’s where Neave Pools comes in!)

Here’s a look at those important first steps that will get you started in the journey that will end with a beautiful new pool right in your backyard.

Swimming Pool Design Step 1: Initial pool and property assessment

The beginning of any new construction process is a consultation. In Neave Pools’ case, you’ll meet your point person who will be your guide through the design and construction process — and beyond into maintenance and improvement, if you wish!

The pool design company you work with will send a designer or project manager to your home for a comprehensive site visit and property walkthrough, where you’ll discuss your needs, wants and even concerns.

This is also a great time to go over any inspiration you’ve found as you’ve been planning to design a swimming pool for your backyard. Sharing magazine cutouts, websites and other ideas will give your designer more insight into your tastes and style — and help get them started on the next step.

Swimming Pool Design Step 2: The actual design

3d Rendering of a pool design
Neave Pools offers 3D swimming pool design to our New York and Connecticut clients.

Your designer will head back to the office to start incorporating their findings from your site visit, the ideas and inspiration you shared, as well as their own knowledge and insights, into an initial design. It’s time to start bringing it all to life!

At Neave Pools, our designers use a realistic 3-D modeling program — in addition to the on-paper designs we create — to offer a more realistic visualization of how the pool might look once it’s complete.

Swimming Pool Design Step 3: Presenting the design

Your designer should offer you a few realistic swimming pool design options that are suited to your landscape. You’ll see those paper drawings, as well as 3-D renderings (in Neave Pools’ case), and after discussing what you like and dislike about what the designer has created, they’ll wrap up a final design for your approval.

Then you’ll be on your way to the construction process!

Swimming Pool Design Step 4: On-site tweaks

swimming pool design and layout on site
Before you break ground on your pool is the time to make small changes to your plan.

There may even be opportunities to tweak your design as the initial construction process gets underway! Sometimes things lay out a tad differently on-site. Many times homeowners will want to resize the surrounding patio area or change up the pool decking materials (upgrade!) or even plant choices. A capable pool and landscaping contractor is able to easily adapt and take care of these small changes.

At Neave Pools, your swimming pool design will be supervised every step of the way by that point person you met with on the very first day — and they’ll remain in touch with you during that time, too.

Of course, swimming pool design goes way beyond the design itself — and Neave Pools wants to simplify the process as much as possible! That’s why we’ve created our FREE Swimming Pool Design Guide for anyone interested in having the backyard pool of their dreams. Click the image below and download it today!  Or, if you know you’re ready to start the conversation about designing your own backyard swimming pool, give Neave Pools a call at (845) 463-0592 or fill out our online form to schedule your Pool & Property Assessment.

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They built us a beautiful pool and waterfall with surrounding patio and landscaping.
Stacey M.Pleasant Valley, New York

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