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Designing the pool


How to design and build the pool for our garden?

The swimming pool is the modern way to insert water into the garden.

Historically, water has been used above all for its aesthetic value in the form of canals and tanks as in the Persian or Roman garden, in the form of fountain and waterfall as in the Italian garden, or in the form of large mirrors of light, as in the classic French garden.

Only in modern times, in the Anglo-Saxon world, the swimming pool has become an important element of the garden. Especially in the U.S during 20th century the pool has been inevitable in luxury residences, a complement that embodies a lifestyle made of sociality, relaxation, well-being and fun: the American way of life.

Nowadays the pool is required quite frequently in the garden project, not only in large spaces but also in small gardens where the pool itself becomes the main element, including the terrace or the roof garden where it is declined as a mini-pool, hi-tech version of the classic hydro-massage tub.

The swimming pool is therefore a very important element of the garden and can certainly not be inserted at random. The design of the garden must first of all anticipate the location where it will be built, its dimensions and its style. All the surrounding space must be designed in direct dialogue with the pool, which will need a series of elements to be usable, that is a technical room, a dressing room, a paved area to accommodate sunbeds and umbrellas, and so on. The pool therefore cannot be an element detached from the rest of the garden, inserted in an extemporaneous way without thinking at the same time about its usability and the overall appearance of the space that houses it.

For example, the style of the pool is closely linked to the context in which it is located. A classic villa or a country house will require a different solution than what we could conceive for a house with a modern design.

The presence of panoramic views or the need for privacy will profoundly influence both the location and the type chosen, opting for an infinity type pool rather than a conventional one.

Exposure to winds, solar radiation during the various months of the year and shading caused by artifacts or other surrounding elements are additional determining factors which must be simulated using appropriate software.

For this reason, unless you opt for a temporary solution above ground, useful to entertain children, you may want to think the pool as a permanent element of the garden and necessarily resort to experts who, collaborating with the landscape architect, are able to design, install and manage the pool over time.

The swimming pool is a key element of the garden, a significant investment and a large multiplier of value of the property: it is therefore necessary that it is carefully designed with all the surrounding space and that it is built and managed by specialists who can guarantee the maximum result for the investment made.

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