Pool Design and Construction

Finish Touch Enterprises SRL with the sole objective to deliver custom Pool Designs and Construction.  Those are professionally engineered. Pools are customized to be identified with the house architecture.  We use some attributes and elements from the home design to create an adhesion of aesthetics between the two. This is accomplished by a pool footprint matching the shape of the house posterior.  Or we may use the same home finishes on the pool texture.  In addition, we may include decorative elements like columns, cornices, arches, or other similar themes.

This article will give you the necessary knowledge when preparing to design your own pool.  This will include deciding the proportionate size, shape, function, and what features are best suited for the home objective.  The design capabilities of a pool are infinite and as far as your imagination will permit.  This can be overwhelming.  Therefore, following these basic rules of what to include and exclude will make the process simplified and the result stunning.

All the pools styles mentioned below can have similar features.  These features may include cascades, infinity edges, stools, benches, beach entry, bubblers.  Variety of lighting and an endless array of aesthetics.  This may be a good time to add, that equal attention should be spent on pool decks and landscaping around the pool.  These are very important elements to help make the pool pop.

Pool Designs For Your Costa Rican Home

Pool Design and Construction

Zero Edge Pool – Pool Design and Construction

Zero edge pools for an elegant and delicate view of calmness and precision.  Often coupled with infinity and decorative lighting from floor lights, wall lights, and rope lighting.  Giving the pool life and entertaining in the evenings when lounging by the poolside.  This is a very sexy pool, serene and calming in its own way.  Designed for relaxed and non-splash activity.  Because of this, it does not function well with children.

The decking and landscaping around this pool should transition with similar attributes.  This may include fire and water pots, elegant outdoor living furniture.  Streamline finishes and unclustered.  The water is best presented still with mirror-like tranquility.  The landscaping should be manicured and balanced.  Clean lines, and clean colors.

Night lighting in the pool coupled with landscape lighting surely makes this zone of your home ‘pop’.  All will envy the uniqueness.  Often, these pools are finished with a darker material to display the mirrored water best.  Installation of this pool, the decking, the landscaping, is all directed at precision.  A high end contractor is advised for this type of installation.

Pool Design and Construction

Whimsical Pool – Pool Design and Construction

Whimsical-style pools are the most popular and favorited by most.  These are a little illogical which makes them fun.  There are random lines and no reason.  We often see this type of pattern in theme parks.  Whimsical pools are great for play pools, and creating sections for socializing, sections for shallow areas, swim-up bars, and many features can be incorporated in a whimsical style pool.

Even floating rivers have a whimsical array.  A pool with an island and a surrounding floating river all with random circumference which is similar to looking at a map of when the land touches water.  Often is random, curvy, and unpredictable.  Now don’t be misled, whimsical pools are also functional for doing laps, exercising, entertaining, floating, or whatever you would do in a rectangular pool, you can do in a whimsical pool.

Pool Design and Construction

Logical Square Corners – Pool Design and Construction

These pools can be rectangular or L-shaped.  They are ideal for a lap pool and therefore, size is the main consideration.  These pools fit any layout and are usually the safest choice.  Many attributes can be adapted to this shape.  We can maintain a square corner pool but introduce radius corners and niches which are ideal for cascades and other features to accent the pool enjoyment.

Rectangular pools are not usually the focal point of the outdoor living space.  Generally, the attention is directed at an outdoor kitchen/bar area or outdoor living area with furniture.  Perhaps a casita or chulapa for lounging.  When you have these types of features we can simplify the pool design to focus more on the accessories of the pool area.

Three Pools in One – Pool Design and Construction

Of course, when we can, we can be creative and incorporate a couple of styles together.  When the topography permits, we can have pools cascade into another at a lower level.  This is great to separate the deep end from the shallow end.  We can create separate areas by the depth of water or by social area. The design capabilities are infinite.

Costa Rica’s tropical climate often invites many hours to be spent refreshed in a pool.  This is why I stress not to make the pool too deep.  You will be socializing for more hours in the pool than you would be swimming.  Unlike North American norms.  Personally, I swim in my pool for about 1/2 hour, then I lounge at the side for a few hours with one or several refreshments.

When entertaining a group of people and everyone is in the pool, they tend to split into groups.  Hardly ever, you would have 15 people chatting in one circle.  There would be groups of three or four spread out.  Therefore, you would want the water level to be manageable for this.  Otherwise, everyone is cramming in a small shallow space.

POOL FEATURES

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POOL SHAPE

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POOL FUNCTION

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POOL LANDSCAPING

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