Before getting started designing your new inground pool and spa for your Tampa Bay backyard, it is helpful to ask yourself a few questions. Questions about your particular design style, your family’s lifestyle and activity preferences, and any challenging characteristics of your property or your home can help clarify your individual needs and make choosing Tampa Bay swimming pool shapes, sizes, and features a snap!
First, how will you and your family likely use your pool? If you envision lots of water volleyball, basketball and Marco Polo games, a “play pool” with depths less than five feet may be best for you. For lap swimmers, a rectangular shape with long, straight stretches could be most useful. Families with small children may benefit from incorporating a wide sunshelf for shallow play that also does double duty as a lounge place for mom to catch some sun! Plan to do a lot of entertaining around the pool? Consider a raised spa or raised accent walls that offer convenient extra seating areas for guests.
Your Style Aesthetic
Next, how would you describe your personal outdoor style? Do you enjoy clean lines, symmetry and a single, eye-catching focal point? Or do find most pleasing a lush, natural retreat with an organically curved pool with stone accents? Does your heavily wooded lot lend itself to a dark-bottomed lagoon style pool, or do you prefer sparkling turquoise water reminiscent of a sunlit Caribbean beachscape? Perhaps the architectural style or structural features of your home dictates the design of your pool and spa in some way.
Be sure to share the answers to these questions and any others that may come up with your design professional from Tampa Bay Pools. Along with any inspiration photos or conceptual sketches you may provide, they can help elucidate what you dream of in a swimming pool and hot tub, and ensure that our design team gets it just right!