There are so many features you can add to your home to enhance its aesthetics and boost its functionality, and a swimming pool is one of them. But even after you’ve decided to have a pool installed in your Austin home, there are plenty of decisions to make, including its overall design.

The question is, what’s involved in the overall design process of a swimming pool?


In order to come up with the perfect design for your home, you’ll meet with your Austin pool builder and design team for an initial consultation. They’ll walk you through the process and get a clear sense of what you’re looking for and will take a look at your backyard to determine what will work and what won’t.

You might already have an idea of what you want, or you may be looking for some inspiration. Your pool builder should have a portfolio for you to look through to get some ideas for your own pool. 

You’ll also need to consider the local laws that you’ll need to comply with, which your contractor will educate you on. All factors are taken into consideration to come up with a rough design for your new pool. 

Pool Design Considerations

There are a few important factors to consider when coming up with your swimming pool’s design:

Pool type. You’ll need to choose between a vinyl liner pool, fiberglass pool, or concrete pool. Generally speaking, concrete pools provide the most durability and design flexibility and tend to last longer than other types. 

Size. Depending on how big or small your yard is, its configuration, and your needs, this will determine the right size for your new pool.

Shape. Do you want a rectangular pool? Freeform? Oval-shaped, or lap pool? There are so many shapes to choose from that you’ll need to think about. 

Interior pool colors. The options are seemingly endless when it comes to not only the color of your pool’s interior, but also the material you’d like to include, such as tile or stone. 

Accessories. Again, options abound when it comes to pool features, such as waterfalls, LED lights, fountains, slides, sun shelves, built-in spa, rack feature, diving board, and so forth. 

To make things easier for you, work with an experienced Austin pool builder that can provide you with all the inspiration and assistance needed to create the perfect pool for your home.