March 8, 2019

Things to Consider When Adding a Pool to Your Outdoor Living Space

Whether you use your backyard to exercise, entertain, or relax, no outdoor living space is truly complete without a pool to accompany it. As one of the top swimming pool companies serving Berks County, PA, Carlton Pools has helped homeowners across the region transform their backyards into the ultimate poolside retreat. Before you dive into your backyard renovation project, here are a few things to consider when adding a pool to your outdoor living space:


While you may not have given it too much thought, all pools are not created equally. In fact, depending on your lifestyle and how you intend on using your pool, one type of pool may better suit your needs over another. For example: If you love to entertain, then an inground pool with a bar would be ideal for you, but if you love to exercise, a rectangle pool may be just what you need. Need help figuring out which pool is right for you? Take a look at the following video to get a better idea of which pool shape will match your lifestyle:


Whether this is your first backyard renovation project or your backyard has existing additions, mapping out the desired location of your new pool is a very important step. If your backyard lacks shade in certain areas, it would be a good idea to consider placing your new pool in a place that offers some shade, so your pool doesn’t get too hot. On the other hand, if your backyard has existing additions, such as a patio or firepit, you may want to consider placing your new pool a bit further back so that your outdoor space isn’t overcrowded.


Many homeowners believe that if they have a small backyard, their dreams of having an inground pool will never come to fruition, but we’re here to tell you that’s not true. When selecting a size for your new pool, you should consider these three things:

  • Your budget
  • The size of your yard
  • Your lifestyle

Each of these factors will play a huge role in helping you narrow down which pool shape and size are right for you.

Ready to upgrade your outdoor living space? Contact our Berks County swimming pool contractors today to begin planning your pool project. Don’t forget to ask about our financing options!