Clayton & New Bern Custom Pool & Spa

Your New Pool and Spa

Before getting started designing your new pool and spa, it is helpful to ask yourself a few questions. Are you interested in an inground or above ground pool? Questions about your particular design style, your family’s lifestyle and activity preferences, and any challenging characteristics of your property or your home can help clarify your individual needs and make choosing shapes, sizes, and features a snap! To learn more about the types of pools we build, please visit our inground and above ground pool pages.

Family Lifestyle

First, how will you and your family likely use your pool? If you envision lots of water volleyball, basketball and Marco Polo games, a “play pool” with depths less than five feet may be best for you. For lap swimmers, a rectangular shape with long, straight stretches could be most useful. Families with small children may benefit from incorporating a wide tanning ledge for shallow play that also does double duty as a lounge place for mom to catch some sun! Plan to do a lot of entertaining around the pool? Consider a raised spa or raised accent walls that offer convenient extra seating areas for guests.

Your Style Aesthetic

Next, how would you describe your personal outdoor style? Do you relish clean lines, symmetry and a single, eye-catching focal point? Or do find most pleasing a lush, natural retreat with an organically curved pool with stone accents? Does your heavily wooded lot lend itself to a dark-bottomed lagoon style pool, or do you prefer sparkling turquoise water reminiscent of a sunlit Caribbean beachscape? Perhaps the architectural style or structural features of your home dictates the design of your pool and spa in some way.

Be sure to share the answers to these questions and any others that may come up with your design professional from Carolina Family Pool & Patio. Along with any inspirational photos or conceptual sketches you may provide, they can help demonstrate what you dream of in a pool and spa, and ensure that our design team gets it just right!