Having a backyard swimming pool is a quintessential American dream, particularly on the hottest summer days. But while swimming pool installation can increase your home’s value by up to 7%, it’s not always a simple task. After all, not every homeowner has a perfectly flat space on their property. Some families have their homes situated on hills or have a relatively steep slope on their plot of land. So is it still possible to build your swimming pool in an area that isn’t completely flat?
The short answer is yes. By working with professional pool builders and landscapers, you can pursue pool installation even when you’re dealing with a slope. However, you’ll have to utilize some creativity in order to have the final result be aesthetically pleasing, functional, and safe.
One option is to grade the land with construction equipment. A slight slope can be fixed with some minor landscaping, which may be the easiest option in certain cases. You can also build up the lower side of the slope to even it out. However, that might not be viable if you have a more severe slope in your yard. But never fear — there are some other ideas that your pool building contractor can utilize in those cases.
Retaining walls can allow you to separate higher areas in your yard from lower ones (the latter of which will likely contain the pool itself). You can use the retaining walls to ensure runoff won’t end up in the pool or even create water features or ledges for sitting and entertaining. In some ways, this can allow your pool area to be much more interesting than swimming pools built on a completely flat surface. Using retaining walls, it’s even possible to opt for hillside pool installation, which can make your property look enchanting and add some privacy.
Another possibility is to play into the slope feature, rather than try to hide it. Infinity pools, which give the impression of having no end, have become quite popular in recent years. This type of swimming pool can highlight the magnificent view over your property and create something truly eye catching and luxurious. While not all properties are well-suited for this type of pool, it can act as a stunning statement.
In the end, most backyards with enough space can likely benefit from some type of pool. It may not be the most straightforward process, but qualified contractors can come up with an ingenious plan that will allow you to enjoy your property even more. For additional information on how we can improve the look of your outdoor space, please contact us today.