FAQ: Where Should You Put a Natural Swimming Pool In Your Yard?
Though our eBook goes into much greater detail in regards to the design and placement of your pool or pond, a good rule of thumb is the closer to the house the better; that way, the water feature becomes an extension of the house and a focal point in the yard. It is not ideal to place a NSP in a low spot or at the bottom of a hill-- you don't want all of your site drainage to runoff into your beautiful NSP! Keep in mind also that most heavy equipment (excavator & skid-steer/loader) needed for building your NSP, requires at least 8FT-10FT of clearance around the outside of the NSP. With that said, we've developed a number of techniques over the years that allow us to get our NSP's into some pretty tight spaces, including right up next to a deck or patio.
When thinking about where to put your Natural Swimming Pool/Pond, consider how you will get to and from the pool from your house; do you need a stepping stone path, patio or wooden deck? Consider also your view of the pool from your kitchen or living room windows! A Total Habitat designer can help you envision the possibilities for your space with a Site Visit.