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Creating the Perfect Swimming Pool Design: Tips From The Pros

Indoor swimming pool and plant room with decorative lighting

A swimming pool is not just a place to cool off on a hot day; it’s also a focal point of your garden or home and a source of relaxation and entertainment. Whether you’re looking to build a new pool or renovate an existing one, the design choices you make can have a big impact on the final result.

But where do you start? In this blog post, we’ll share expert advice from our professional pool designers to help you create the perfect swimming pool for your needs and preferences. From choosing the right materials to incorporating special features and landscaping, read on to learn how to create an outdoor or indoor swimming pool design that will make a splash!

Assessing your needs

Before you begin designing your pool, you must consider how you plan to use it, who will be using it, and what style and features you’d like. Start by making a list of all of the features and design points you’d ideally like to include, like whether you’d like it to be:

  • an infinity pool
  • indoor pool
  • outdoor pool
  • lap pool

Also consider what the maximum and minimum depth will be and the shape and size of the pool you’d like.

Once you have made your list, you must consider your budget, set your ideal budget and then work with an expert pool designer to discuss whether your budget fits your design preferences.

At Hydrocare, we can arrange for you to meet our design consultants to discuss and make an initial visual analysis of your pool and the ideal spot you’d like to build it in. Using the latest VR software, we can bring your dream to life and you can really picture how your pool will look in your home.

Once we’ve settled on the design and aesthetic finishes for your pool we’ll be able to create a checklist including details of all equipment needed including dosing systems, accessories like pool covers and heating systems (where applicable).


Choosing the right materials is a vital step in swimming pool design, as they can affect both the aesthetic of the pool and its lifespan. There are a plethora of different materials you can use, some of the most popular pool materials are concrete, fibreglass, and vinyl liner. There are also a number of tile and pool decking options to choose from.

Each option will change the final look and feel of your pool, so take your time to look over each aesthetic and choose the right option for your space. Looking to make your pool more eco friendly? Our HeatForm pools are stylish and the insulation is made from 100% recycled materials.

Special features

There are a wealth of special features you can equip your swimming pool with to enhance its function and visual appeal. Popular options include waterfalls, slides, swim-up bars, heated pools, a pool house, lighting and a range of water features.

There are pros and cons to each feature you may wish to include in your swimming pool design, our experts will advise you on what is best for your landscape design.


Your landscape design is just as important as your swimming pool design, as landscaping can help your pool blend in with your surroundings and create a more relaxing and inviting atmosphere.

Landscaping brings a multitude of options for your swimming pool designs, such as the use of plants and trees, or rocks, natural stone and pathways to give your outdoor swimming pool a more natural design.

Your creativity can really shine through here and you can design an outdoor space that is enjoyable to spend time in all year round.

Safety and maintenance

Safety and maintenance should always be your number one priority when it comes to swimming pool designs. There are a number of safety measures you need to include within your budget before you start thinking about additional pool features. Things such as fencing, alarms and pool covers are important for keeping your pool safe.

Your pool design ideas should also account for what’s easiest for you to maintain, as you will have to regularly keep your pool clean and well-maintained in order for it to be safe to swim in.

Swimming pool designs

Overall, it’s important that you take time to carefully plan and design your pool in order to create a space that you will enjoy for years to come. Whether you’re renovating an existing swimming pool or designing an entirely new swimming pool, you must ensure that you have a plan in mind for what you want. From there, our swimming pool design experts can help you flesh out the plans for your pool area and advise you on how to make the most out of your pool environments.

Get in touch with us to begin discussing your swimming pool designs, and we can help you to create a beautiful pool for your house.