Designing A Swimming Pool Considerations

Designing a swimming pool for your backyard involves several steps to ensure that the layout is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and aligned with your preferences and needs. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you layout your swimming pool project

Set Goals and Priorities:
Define your goals for the pool. Are you looking for a place to relax, exercise, entertain guests, or a combination of these? Determine your priorities to guide the design process.

Assess Your Space:
Evaluate the available space in your backyard. Consider factors such as the size and shape of your yard, existing landscaping, sun exposure, and any potential obstacles (trees, utility lines, etc.).

Determine Pool Size and Shape:
Based on your space and goals, decide on the size and shape of the pool. Rectangular, kidney-shaped, freeform, and lap pools are common options. Ensure that the pool size doesn’t overpower your yard and leaves room for other amenities.

Choose Pool Features:
Decide on the features you want for your pool, such as:

Water features (waterfalls, fountains, jets)

Pool lighting

Steps, benches, and entry points

Pool decking (pavers, concrete, tiles)

Pool materials (fiberglass, vinyl, concrete)

Consider Safety and Regulations:
Check local regulations and safety standards for pool construction and fencing requirements. Safety should be a top priority when designing your pool layout.

Plan Landscaping:
Integrate landscaping elements around the pool area to enhance its visual appeal. Consider plants, shrubs, trees, and hardscape features that complement the pool’s design.


Positioning and Orientation:
Place the pool in a way that maximizes sun exposure, minimizes wind impact, and provides privacy. Think about how the pool’s orientation will affect lighting and heating.


Entertainment and Seating Areas:
Designate areas for lounging, outdoor furniture, and entertainment. This could include a poolside patio, deck, or cabana.


Pool Deck and Surroundings:
Plan the layout of the pool deck, which includes the area around the pool where people can walk, sit, and relax. Choose materials that are slip-resistant and comfortable to walk on.


Equipment Placement:
Decide where to place pool equipment, such as pumps, filters, and heaters. These elements should be concealed while remaining accessible for maintenance.


Work with Professionals:
Collaborate with a professional pool designer or landscape architect to bring your vision to life. They can provide insights, suggestions, and technical expertise to ensure your design is functional and meets your local regulations.


Budget Considerations:
Keep your budget in mind throughout the design process. Certain design elements and features may impact costs, so make choices that align with your financial plan.


Review and Revise:
Review the design plan and make any necessary revisions before finalizing the layout. Consider factors like flow, accessibility, and aesthetic harmony.


Obtain Permits:
If required by your local jurisdiction, obtain the necessary permits for pool construction. Ensure that your design meets all legal requirements.


Construction and Installation:
Once your design is finalized and permits are obtained, work with a reputable pool contractor to begin the construction and installation process.

Remember that a well-designed swimming pool layout should not only enhance the beauty of your backyard but also create a functional and enjoyable space for relaxation and recreation.

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How Much Does a Pool Cost?

Are you ready to build a backyard oasis? The first question to consider is “How much does it cost to build a pool?” The final pool cost comes down to features and customization. When our Wahoo design team works with you, we will take the time to discuss the best pool for your lifestyle and your budget. Let’s break down some common pool costs. 

The Standard Pool

A standard pool will range from $60,000 to $65,000 with all level 1 tile, interior, and coping. A standard pool also will include a basic pump and filter install. When figuring out the cost to build your pool, consider factors like usable space in your backyard, if it’s chlorine or saltwater, and if you are doing a new build or a renovation. You also may want to check out our exclusive 90-day pool plan. Feel free to contact our team with any questions.

Adding a Luxurious Spa

One of the most commonly added extras would be throwing in a spa with your pool. A spa can enhance the design and style of your pool, as well as add a relaxing spot to use after any long day. A spa typically costs an extra $20,000 to $25,000 to your pool cost. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy relaxing in their luxury spa? 

Modern Pool Decks

Enjoy a gorgeous new pool deck. Decking material ranges from $7,500-$15,000 depending on the type of material, which typically begins with pavers and the quantity used. We have a wide selection of gorgeous deck options perfect for every home. Ask our design team which looks best fits your tastes.

Pool Screen Advantage

A screen enclosure is ideal for someone who wants to block out the sun and maintain the amount of debris falling into your pool. Reduce the number of bugs and animals around or in your pool. A screen enclosure will range from $12,000-$20,000.

Dramatic Water and Fire Features

Add water and fire features for a dramatic look. Water features include bubblers, deck jets, and laminars. Water features range from $350-$2,000, depending on the type and if you want LED or colored features. Fire features typically begin at around $1,000 and increase with size and features. Enjoy the stunning look of elegant touches. 

Large Outdoor Kitchen Space

We also offer a full outdoor kitchen setup as well to allow your pool to have all the elements it needs to be a full outdoor living space. Select from our full selection of grills which can range from $7,000 to $15,000. Consider the different exciting options when calculating the cost to build a new pool and outdoor living area. 

We also offer many other outdoor kitchen accessories such as a fridge, paper towel holders, and access doors which can range from $160 to $460. Expand your outdoor entertainment area for your family and friends. You will love your customized new kitchen.

Contact Wahoo Pools Today

With many different customizations to make your pool truly your own, Wahoo Pools makes it our mission to turn your pool dreams into a reality. To look at different options and prices for features to add to your pool, check out our virtual showroom!

What is Wahoo Eazy Pool Maintenance? 5 Facts

Are you tired of gross green pool water? Eazy Pool creates the most optimal swimming pool water conditions possible. Wahoo Pool uses innovative equipment and a unique technical process developed by our engineers and scientists. Wahoo Pools Tampa uses the best pool maintenance process so you always have clean, sanitary water. 

What’s Wrong With How Pools Are Maintained Now?

What makes the Wahoo Eazy Pool method superior to other swimming pool company maintenance? Pool water needs to be monitored and maintained to achieve a safe swimming environment. This is done by proper filtration and monitoring the water chemistry. Wahoo Pools Tampa uses a high-tech method to monitor and maintain your pool.

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Chlorine is the number one sanitizer for swimming pools. Just like our bodies, your pool needs to maintain a pH-neutral state so other molecules can perform properly. The old way of maintaining one’s pool of weekly testing of the water and “shocking” the pool doesn’t work. Why?

Consistently shocking the pool by adding acid never cleans the water. The water chemistry usually never hits a consistent neutral state. If it does, it’s only for a short time. As more swimmers enter the swimming pool, the demands of the water change and the pool gets murky again.

Waiting Too Long

After talking with many swimming pool owners, we discovered that most pool owners wait until they noticed cloudy water or algae growth. Then they shock their pool. It’s too late. Only harsh treatments will bring the green pool back to life. Shocking the pool weekly is not good for equipment, pool finishes, or patrons.

The Eazy Pool System Difference

An Eazy Pool System monitors the pool water’s chlorine and pH levels at all times. The system adds what is needed right away not allowing the chemistry of the water to bounce. Our systems also use other specific chemicals that maintain other aspects of the swimming pool water. You will have the cleanest, safest water every day. Never worry about ugly green water again.

What are the advantages of the Eazy Pool? 5 Facts

  1. Creates safe sanitized water at all times
  2. Eliminates chemical bounce.
  3. Eliminates red-eye 
  4. Maintains safe pH-neutral swimming water.
  5. Eliminates worry and stress over your pool

Never experience anxiety about your pool water again. Get the most out of your pool every day with our incredible Easy Pool system. 

Is Monthly Service Required?

Wahoo Pools Tampa offers professional equipment and chemical service on a monthly basis, though it is not required. Talk with a designer and learn more about how an Eazy Pool can make your swimming pool maintenance simple. Contact us today.

“I don’t want a chlorine pool, I want a saltwater pool.”

Saltwater or chlorine? I will be honest. If I had a list of the top 10 statements consumers when looking to add a swimming pool would say, this is one. The saltwater pool vs. chlorine pool debate stumps many homeowners. Which is better? And what does a saltwater system really entail?

Saltwater System Basics

Saltwater swimming pools are not chlorine-free. This is a common misunderstanding. Salt produces a chlorine gas produced through a process called electrolysis. How does a saltwater pool system work vs. a chlorine system? Here’s how it works.

Preparing Your Saltwater Pool

After we construct a concrete swimming pool, we wait 30 days after plaster installation and add fine food-grade salt directly into the pool. Our objective is for the salt to dissolve and create a dilution of salt with a range of 2600 parts per million to 3600 parts per million. This is less concentration of salt than what one would have in a teardrop. So, yes the water will have a slight taste of salt but very minimal.

Once we have achieved the accurate levels we will activate the salt water chlorinator. The operation of the saltwater generator is quick and simple to operate. There is a range of 5% – 100%. What does this mean? If the level was set to 50%, the salt generator is producing chlorine at 1/2 of the saltwater cells’ ability. Operating at 100% is commonly used to Super Chlorinate to help a pool’s water catch up to production.

What’s Next?

So to the science of how we take dissolved salt and make chlorine with the chlorine generator. The dissolved salt passes through the salt water generator which consists of metal plates. One plate would have a positive charge and the plate next to it would have a negative charge to it. 

With minimal current put to the plates, this will cause the salt to break up into hydrogen gas and hypochlorous acid. The hypochlorous acid then sanitizes the swimming pool water and eventually converts it back to salt. 

Major Advantage of Saltwater vs. Chlorine Pools

The biggest advantage is the salt reuses itself while the pool pump is running, constantly generating chlorine at the desired level selected. When selecting a saltwater system for your pool, our talented team will walk you through the advantages vs disadvantages. Feel free to ask us any questions you may have. We are here to help you build the backyard oasis of your dreams.

Contact Wahoo Pools for More Information

Are you ready to install a saltwater pool? We have over 20 years of experience working with Tampa Bay area families. We promise to install the perfect saltwater pool style. Have one of our designers help select a system that works best for you, your family, and your lifestyle. Call us today.