Recent worrying trends to popular computer games and related activities are reducing interaction with family and friends. The inclusion of a pool or spa is a fabulous way to encourage regular interactions with both friends and family so when you are considering a pool or spa you must be sure careful consideration is given to ensure the design takes into account the landscape and entertaining areas. Any project of this nature is a large investment so it is critical to get it right.
Key Factors to Consider
Position the pool or spa to aim for 60-70% of sunshine, leaving time to get respite from the sun during seasonal change of the suns path.
Place your pool for the best aesthetic position and to give any water feature or other feature, prime location.
What size of your pool & shape, location of entry to pool or spa?
Consider the number & age of the users, what do you intend using the pool for? exercise, entertaining, cooling off, games?? The shape of the pool should be reflective of the home design.
Don’t forget about traffic at the gate & into the pool. Also the location of tables & chairs needs to be considered when locating the fence & gate and the steps into the pool.
Also, people often overlook the choice of fresh or salt water and chlorine injection because you need to take into account allergies or irritations.
A Pool?… Or a Spa?
This is often dictated by the area although time to maintain is another factor. Ease & cost of heating a spa in a short time is more recently swinging clients to heated spas, or swim spas; their high pressure jets to swim against will allow swimming in a far smaller area. Spas are more oftenly used all year round, where pools have 8-9 month use with seasonal effects.
The most important thing to consider is planning, take into account the issues mentioned about and make notes of any site specific issues that need to be considered.
Next set a budget to complete the project. Then make an appointment to come and see the friendly staff at Lifestyle Soutions Centre so a project can be designed to the budget that is appropriate for your scope of works.
Call and make an appointment to discuss your project today, we are available to make time for you, even after office hours. If you need all our contact details, just view them on our http://www.lifestylesolutions.com.au