October 20, 2019

5 Considerations When Planning a Lap Swimming Pool in Syosset, NY

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Fall can be the ideal time to install a lap swimming pool in your Syosset, NY, backyard since the landscape and pool companies are slowing down from the summer rush. Here are some considerations for planning a lap swimming pool.

Timing the Installation

There is almost always some disruption to the landscape with a pool installation and planting new shrubbery, trees, and grass in the fall or early winter can allow them to develop roots before the true cold sets in, giving them a head start on spring and summer growing.

A plus about this time of year might be that the ground is drier in the fall/early winter, making the installation process easier.

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1. Decide the Purpose of Your Pool

Knowing why you want a lap pool as opposed to a traditional swimming pool can help with the design and size of the pool. Do you want to swim for health? Will it save time traveling to and from the gym? Will your whole family be using the pool to swim?

2. Consider Adding Other Features

Just because you are installing a lap pool for swimming and better health doesn’t mean that you can’t add a fire pit or outdoor fireplace for evening enjoyment. Strategic lighting can elevate your space after dark, while also allowing you to swim in the evenings if you choose.

Would a hot tub be a functional addition? What about a slide for the kids to use when they are swimming? Would a privacy wall make you feel more comfortable when swimming your laps?

3. Choose the Look for Your Swimming Pool

The wonderful thing about lap pools is that they can adjusted to fit most any size yard. If your backyard is small, consider adding a swim machine that can make it possible to swim laps in a small space. Or you might want your lap pool to run the length of your home and be placed close to a shady area to rest when you are done.

4. Pool or Water Feature?

A lap pool can be purely for swimming, or it can also be a place to entertain or relax after a busy day. Consider adding a water wall that spills into the swimming pool or an outdoor kitchen where you can enjoy an al fresco dinner by the pool.

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5. Consider an Infinity Lap Pool

Perhaps your landscape can accommodate an infinity pool successfully. A lap pool can be constructed to be an infinity pool that drops off the side of your yard or to look like it blends with the woods beyond.

When choosing a Syosset, NY, masonry design and outdoor living company to design your lap swimming pool, look for one with two generations of masonry and landscape experience. Our team of experts can provide one on one assistance with selecting the perfect materials for your lap pool.

We place the value on a collaborative relationship with you right from the beginning of the idea stage all the way through to the final installation. Understanding that any landscape improvement is a serious decision, we can guide you through the process of choosing the best quality elements that will add value to your home—and your day-to-day enjoyment.

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