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Planning Your Dream Poolside Patio

How much space do I need and what features should I add?

When you envision your dream backyard, a large in-ground pool with a beautiful surrounding patio might come to mind.

Since this is such an expansive installation, it’s recommended that you contemplate the overall design and configuration of the project before calling up your professionals. Making sure you have sufficient space for your poolside patio is important to consider as well as any other backyard features and amenities that would accompany your new pool.

A few thoughts to take into account when designing your dream poolside patio are: 

Patio Size

There are no standard rules for how large or small your patio has to be. In fact, you don’t even need to have one (although it is highly recommended). Patio size typically comes down to a combination of personal preference, pool size, and available space, however, the larger the patio space, the easier it is to navigate the perimeter of the pool. This will come in handy when you are maintaining the pool. Larger patio space also allows more room for outdoor furniture and other amenities you wish to include for you and your guests to enjoy. 

Additional Features and Amenities

Pergolas & Arbors


Since you’ll be soaking up lots of sun in the pool, you’ll want to add a patio feature that will give you some much needed shade without having to go indoors. Pergolas and arbors are wonderful options as they can extend your outdoor living space, provide just the right amount of shade, and add architectural quality to your backyard.

Fire Pits

Fire pits are a great addition, especially if you plan to use your poolside patio in the evenings. After taking a swim, lounging by a cozy, warm fire will feel extra satisfying. Gather your friends and loved ones and get your s’mores ingredients ready, because you’re in for a fun night.

Outdoor Kitchen

If you love to host summer gatherings, grill during the warmer months, and enjoy being outside, an outdoor kitchen is the perfect addition to your poolside patio. It will certainly get plenty of use and take your summer pool parties to the next level. There are a wide range of designs to choose from, so make sure you choose one that perfectly matches you and your style.


With the enormous role your poolside patio plays in your backyard, it’s important to think through these factors. Adding a pool along with other desirable features and amenities will certainly enhance your summer experience, especially when you don’t have to leave your home. When you’ve got an idea of what you’re looking for, give us a call so we can turn your backyard dream into a reality. 

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