Choosing the best spot for your pool

12 August 2018

There are a number of important factors that should be considered when building your new pool. Depending on the size of your block, your options may be limited, however we've put together a list of tips to help you make the most of your choices.


Your first consideration should be the way that you already use your space. Do you have pets that run around in your yard? Do you have existing play equipment that needs to be worked around? Is there an existing deck that you'd like to accommodate into your pool design. Or perhaps there are obstacles that prevent your pool being placed in certain areas, such as underground utilities or large trees, which can drop leaves and sap and become a maintenance nightmare. After considering these restrictions, the best place to position the pool often becomes clear.

It's also important to ensure your choice of location allows enough functional space around the pool. While a large pool can look great, it loses value when it's too big for the space. Consider the placement of grassed areas, garden, decking and even your clothes line when choosing a location for your pool.


Of course, the main reason for installing a pool is to swim in - but don't discount the value of simply gazing over your pool. Especially through the winter months when it may be too cold to swim, a well placed, well designed pool will still allow you to enjoy the view while you are entertaining friends, or just relaxing with a glass of wine. Try to choose a location for your pool that connects your home and pool area, and integrate the two spaces with garden, decking, paving, terracing or pathways.


When selecting a spot for your pool, consider the privacy aspect. While a backyard pool can be the most obvious choice, a frontyard pool with a high privacy fence may better suit your home. Make sure you factor in privacy from not just your neighbours, but also from people who may happen to be walking by.

Weather and Environment

Try to position your pool in a north facing area, where it receives sun for at least four hours of the day. A nice, sunny spot for your pool can make a difference of a few degrees to the water temperature, meaning less heating required, and less energy costs. If your home is in an area that gets high wind, consider installing a wind break, either a fence, or as part of your garden.

Council regulations

Your local council may also have restrictions on the positioning of your pool.

Our expert team are available to help select the best position for your pool, and can often make recommendations that suit your home. Give us a call on (02) 4972 5586 to discuss your needs.