In small gardens or backyards, we do not always have the opportunity to choose the location and orientation of our future pool. On the other hand, in many other cases the homeowner can choose among different places in order to build the leisure space.
When thinking about building a new pool many questions may arise regarding the pool orientation. Do I have to place it where there is more sunlight? Should I keep it far away from trees and plants so that the leaves do not fall inside? Will my pool get dirtier if I do not consider the prevailing wind directions?
The correct answer is that both sun and wind are an important factor when selecting the perfect spot for your pool. So, it should be a sunny spot, far from trees and plants and facing towards the prevailing wind direction of the specific loaction.
Let the sunshine in!
Considering the amount of sunlight and shade is critical to choose your pool orientation. Not only should you consider how many hours of sunlight and at what time of the day but also how the house itself or the surrounding landscape elements will cast shadow onto the pool.
Do not forget that after or before diving into your pool, you will want to lie down on the pool deck in order to get a tan. So, try to get as much sunlight as posible. The colour and brightness of the water will also look differently. The less sun the pool gets, the less bright will its colour shine. If you have small children or a sensitive skin, you may also need to consider providing some shading with a sunshade or a pergola, for example.
Branches and leaves
Plants and trees are a fantastic element in any garden because they cool the environment, but when there is also a pool they can be hassle. Think about what kind of plantings you would like to have around your pool and choose the ones with the minimal leaf drop. This way you’ll have a low-maintenance relationship with your pool. Consulting a good landscape gardener will always be a good help.
Where to place the skimmers?
And last but not least, we have to think about where to place the skimmers because it will save us a lot of maintenance time. Skimmers helps to clean the pool water by capturing floating dirt such as flowers, leaves or dead insects. They should also face the predominating wind direction and the eye ball jets just in front of it. If it’s a rectangular pool, they should be placed on the small walls. This way we’ll keep dirt from building up on the corners of the bottom and on the floating line. Do not protect the skimmers from the wind!
We understand that sometimes there are limited options because of the existing building or the space available for the new pool. Of course the optimal situation is when you are designing your new house and you can start the building of the pool from zero. Anyway, we recommend you contacting a reliable pool builder who will help you with this important decision.
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