The pool is pretty simple to plan, you need a container for all the water with a few added features according to your needs but the patio, which is a different story. A lot of people assume that a patio isn’t important and tend to ditch it when the time to make budget cuts comes. The pool patio is where most people actually spend most of their time. Not having spent enough on it or not leaving room for further renovations and expansions could leave you dissatisfied with your pool. Here is a list of questions you can ask to understand what you need from your pool patio:
1. What should be the size of the pool patio?
The size of the pool patio can be determined by keeping its purpose in mind. If you are looking to add a lounging area or an area where you would be cooking, then there needs to be the right amount of space between the furniture and the pool. If you are looking to host parties, then space must be allocated accordingly.
2. What furniture items do you want?
The type of furniture you need will determine how much space you require on the patio and what kind of security measures you need there. It also depends on the type of occupants your pool will have. If there are pets, do you need something to be added for protection, or do you need a place which is disabled friendly?
3. Do you want options or a custom design?
This is an important question to ask your builder. If you are looking to have unique ideas in your pool patio, you need a builder who will be able to make them a reality. But if you need something which is tried and tested, your builder needs to be able to provide some options to choose from.
4. Do you want to constantly update?
If you are somebody who believes that change is the only constant, then you need a pool patio which has materials that can be easily updated or replaced. Talk to your builder and find the best alternatives for your patio.
5. Would everything come within your budget?
We tend to fly off the handle with our ideas. It’s better to have a fixed budget in mind and consult with a professional from Boulders to get the best options for your pool patio