Pool Design

Congratulations! You’ve decided to build a swimming pool for your house and now have some questions about the best pool design that will fit into your backyard. There are several pool design factors to consider when designing your pool: location, materials, space and surrounding patio.

Here are a few questions to consider before starting your pool design project.  

  • How big do you want your pool? 
  • What kind of shape do you want? 
  • What will the surrounding area of the pool look like?  

Now, with the main questions answered, let’s explore some of the factors you should consider when designing your pool.


How will your swimming pool be used? Do you plan to use it for leisure and family time, or do you want it for a workout? If you plan to use it for leisure purposes, be sure to account for the sun and the shade during the day as well as the surrounding area. This will give you a basic idea as to the location of your future pool and surrounding patio. Also, will the location provide enough privacy for you and others? If not, do you need to install a specific type of fencing or can you plant natural fencing in the form of trees and bushes?


As you start to narrow down your pool location, the next thing to consider are the materials that will be used in your pool design. You can choose between a concrete swimming pool or a fiberglass swimming pool. Each one of them has its pros and cons. Concrete pools are less expensive for simple designs, but may require more maintenance costs throughout the life of the pool. Concrete can sometimes crack causing small leaks to occur.

On the other hand, fiberglass swimming pools are flexible and come standard in a variety of shapes and sizes. You can also opt for different standard options, such as, heating systems, lighting, seating, and even chemical treatment options. You can customize your pool with almost anything that you want. The downside is that these pools can be more expensive than standard concrete pools.


The space needed to build a pool  depends on the size of the pool you envision. You can easily build a swimming pool in a relatively small space however, larger projects, like a lap pool, require more detailed planning to get the job done right. If you want room for patio and backyard amenities, make sure that is included in your total calculations of the space needed to build your dream pool. 

Surrounding Patio

The surrounding patio of your pool area is the transitional point for incorporating pool design ideas into your existing home layout. Our experts at Gavin Historical Bricks can help with the correct style, size, and color of the brick to complement the look of your home. 

Keep in mind, by choosing brick pavers for your surrounding patio,  the color schemes choices and designs are countless. The patio bricks can be arranged to match your existing home or in contrast, to produce a wow factor. Please visit our gallery of brick choices, patterns and designs. We’ll be happy to send you a sample to help you make your backyard patio look perfect. 

When it comes down to it, there are many options available. It can be overwhelming, especially if you have never designed a pool before. So if you find yourself stuck, then it may be a good idea to contact a swimming pool designer. There are lots of designers that offer services for how to design a pool for a fee, so take advantage of this. This way, you can make sure all pool design details are addressed. 

To learn more about how to design a pool, contact us the professionals at Gavin Historical Bricks. We have unique bricks for pool patios, walkways, driveways and pool surrounds. We’ll be able to provide an exquisite backyard experience that will welcome you for years to come. 

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