Let’s face it, Houston is hot in the summer. While the heat and humidity can be unpleasant, you can still enjoy your landscape with the help of a refreshing pool!
Having a swimming pool is one way to stay cool in the summer. Because pools can be customized to your specific needs, swimming lanes, swim-up bars and fountains are sure to please everyone.
Your pool design should be included in the master landscape plan, ensuring it fits with the overall theme and environment of your space. We also take into consideration your uses for the swimming pool ꟷ recommending added features like lounging shelves, swimming lanes and waterfalls ꟷ to enhance the functionality of your pool.
To help decide the overall look and feel of your swimming pool, ask yourself these top five questions:
- Why do I want a swimming pool?
Decide how you and your family intend to use the space. Perhaps you’ll use the pool daily, swimming laps or having children or grandchildren playing. Or on the other hand, you might be interested in having the pool be a focal point for entertaining.
- Who will use the swimming pool?
To ensure your pool is pleasing for your family and guests, consider who might use it. Features like slides, grottos, waterfalls and more can be added depending on who will be enjoying the space.
- Are there any special features I want in my swimming pool?
There are a variety of features to add to your pool including:
- Underwater Benches
- Sun Shelves
- Swim-Up Bar
- Automatic Pool Cover
- Swimming Lanes
- What shape and style will the swimming pool be?
Your Prewett, Read & Associates’ registered landscape architect will help you answer this question. For seamless integration of a pool with your other hardscapes and plantings, it’s important to be mindful of the overall landscape theme and the exiting architecture of your home.
- Are there other amenities I want or need to go along with my swimming pool?
To make your space a true family retreat, think about other amenities like a pool house, outdoor kitchen, gazebo or outdoor shower your family might also need or want. When we complete your renderings, these additions can be built into the plan giving you an idea of what your space will be like.
The expert landscape architecture team at Prewett, Read & Associates will design and build shade structures and pools so you, as well as family and friends, can stay cool and enjoy all of the seasons ꟷ even summer! Our designs tie all your outdoor elements together, all while bringing life to design.