The Biggest Tampa Swimming Pool Mistake (and How to Avoid It)

Every year many homeowners invest thousands of dollars in a new Tampa swimming pool, only to end up making a huge mistake.
They build the wrong pool!


What do we mean by that?
They go to a Tampa pool builder, they tell the pool builder all the features they'd like in their pool, the pool builder constructs it and then the homeowner come to realize they're not happy with their pool.
What is the Biggest Tampa Swimming Pool Mistake?
The biggest swimming pool mistake is not thinking through the intended uses of the pool, and therefore, not designing the pool to fit those uses.
People say, “The customer is always right,” but that is not always true.  
The average homeowner - especially one who hasn't owned a pool before - doesn't have the same insight and perspective an experienced pool builder has.  As a result, many homeowners ask for features that are not a good match for how they intend to use the pool, and they often leave out features that would enhance their intended uses of the pool.
Examples of Tampa Pool Building Mistakes:

  • Forgetting Sunbathing - Some homeowners (or family members) like to sunbathe and get a tan, but they forget to mention this to their pool designer. If they had, a good pool designer would have suggested  adding a sun shelf where chairs can be place in an inch or two of water.
  • Not Thinking of Other People's Kids - Some homeowners don't have small children themselves, but they regularly invite friends or family with small children over to visit. If they had discussed this with their pool designer, he or she would recommend safety features, like a security fence, and recommend a pool depth and shape that's ideal for small children. A sun shelf is also a great option that allows toddlers to splash around with adult supervision.
  • Not Considering the Requirements of Specific Pool Activities - Some homeowners intend to use their pool for physical therapy or exercise but don't think about the specific exercises they want to do. If they had discussed this with the pool designer, perhaps the pool would have been made longer and narrower for swimming laps, or a specific depth for calesthetics.
  • Not Planning for Entertainment Space - Some homeowners love to entertain guests around the swimming pool. If they had mentioned this to an experienced pool designer, they would recommend lighting features, special landscaping and water features in and around the pool to enhance the setting.

Professional Tampa Swimming Pool Designers Can Guide You.

These are just a handful of examples of how good, collaborative swimming pool design can help you avoid the biggest swimming pool mistake and ensure you get the swimming pool and outdoor living space that fits your lifestyle.  Now you see the value of working with an experienced Tampa pool designer who will not just build whatever you ask for but discuss the lifestyle you envision for yourself and your family, ask the right questions, make experience-based recommendations, and design your entire outdoor living area to be the ideal setting for the things you and your family enjoy doing.

That’s our approach at Grand Vista Pools. If you’d like to discuss the design and construction of your new pool in Tampa, Trinity, Tarpon Springs or anywhere in between, contact us today.


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