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Design – Pool Design & Backyard Design

With Lakeside Custom Pools, you just don’t get a pool, you get experienced team of professionals who take pride in bringing your backyard to life. As veteran pool designers and backyard remodeling professionals, we have the design expertise and construction know-how to bring your vision to life. Let our designers help capture your imagination in a 3D rendering that will help you visualize your dream backyard.

Thinking about have a custom pool designed for your backyard? Watch our video to learn more about our pool design process. Schedule a FREE design consultation with an expert pool designer today!

Pool to Landscape Design Process

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Your pool & landscape options for creating the backyard of your dreams has no limits. Our In-house Landscape Designer is dedicated to turning your backyard to an Oasis; allowing you to live your life outdoors in luxury and style. We listen to our customers and provide suggestions ideas and solutions based on your personal taste, the architecture of your home, and budget.

At Lakeside Custom Pools we take a step-by-step approach when designing and discussing your project and have developed a Pool & Landscape questionnaire to help answer some of the questions that will help in the planning and implementation of your pool project.

We are NOT a cookie cutter pool company and strive to make every project unique and specifically your own. We know from experience what works for one person, may not work for the next

Step 1: The Pool

What are the backyard dimensions of the backyard and what is the best size, shape and type of pool the backyard? The architecture of the house & your personal style.

What shape would you prefer? Symmetrical, (rectangle or circle) Curvilinear (Curves or organic shape), a smaller plunge pool perhaps?

Step 2: Pool Features

Are you looking for a fire or water feature?

Pool automation? Heated pool? Robo cleaner? Led lighting?

How about a tanning ledge or swim jets?

Step 3: Pool Location & Surround

The views and privacy surrounding the backyard are a concern? Are privacy screens and fencing required?

Where is the best place to locate the pool? Do we need some type of retaining wall because of a slope or elevation change?

What type of pool coping do I want and what type of pavers do I want to surround the pool and patio areas?

Step 4: Pool Cabanas, structures & landscape elements

Do we need a pool cabana with a bar window? How about another structure like a pavilion with an outdoor fireplace? How about a pergola with a canopy and LED lighting?

We can help design and build many different types of structures for Lakeside Custom Pools.

If cooking is your thing, we can custom build and outdoor kitchen with BBQ, pizza oven, or even a draft fridge.

Step 5: Determining the cost and scope of a pool & landscape design

After our initial meeting and the wish list is complete, the designer/representative can quote you on the design charge. The fee will vary from depending on whether we are building just the pool or planning a total back yard pool and landscape creation. It will also vary in proportion to the complexity of the customization of pool and landscape features. The plan may be two phases, the first being design concept and the second being a detailed working plan. If you agree to the design quote a design service agreement will be signed and the design process will begin.

3D Pool Design

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Site Survey base plan & Property research

Within 2 weeks after signing the design services agreement our landscape designer will access your property and measure your home dimensions. Our Landscape Designer will analyze elevations of property and site photos will be taken during this process as well. Notes will be taken to ensure accuracy and act as guides for the Designer’s concepts and renderings.

  • Survey measurements consist of residence, property lines and existing elements that are to remain (such as trees, structures, etc.).
  • Structure placement for permit insurance for pools, sheds, etc.
  • Elevation measurements (especially important for permit purposes and the pool elevation, decks, multiple sitting areas, etc.).
  • Digital photos of the area to be designed.
  • A computer generated 2D scaled base is created.

Our team researches the project site to gather information regarding by-laws, zoning, lot coverage, offsets, conservation etc. The findings determine what can be done on your property and assists with the design discussions.

2D Concept Plan

Information gathered from the survey are then drafted into a scaled base plan showing residence property lines and existing landscape elements.

Creative process starts:

  • Working with design principles.
  • Landscape designer will review the concept plan and note any design changes.
  • Garden structures may be presented in three-dimensional format at this point.  (Depending on your design package).
  • An estimated build cost for the pool and other landscape features can be determined at this stage.

Masterplan

Once any changes are discussed and confirmed, the designer will finalize changes in preparation for master plan.

  • Product selection such as stone, decking materials etc, is finalized.
  • Construction details are prepared for garden structures (if necessary).
  • Master plan is colour rendered for final presentation.

3D Design

Seeing is believing.

This stage helps visualize the overall In this rendering the surroundings of the site are mimicked to make the presentation as realistic looking as possible. Renderings will include day, evening and night views. It is very exciting to see what and how your backyard dream will look like during different phases of the day. Furniture and accessories are added to give a sense of scale to the design. Final adjustments are made before pricing project.

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