July 28, 2021

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5 Tips to Hiring a Great Aquatic Designer for Your Pool Build

In order to hire the best aquatic designer for your pool, you must do your research. You will need a few tips on how to find the right person for the job. Here are 5 tips to help you find the best designer for your needs:

Have an idea of how much you want to spend.

This is a very important tip, unfortunately not everyone gets to do this as they have no idea how much it would cost to build a pool. When you have an amount that you would want to spend, you will be able to find the right aquatic designer who can create designs and plans for your pool based on your budget. You might get tempted by the more expensive designers, but if you have an idea of how much you want to spend, you will be able to save money and time while still getting a great pool.

Think about what features you want.

Say you want a multi-level pool. A single-level site might seem ideal at first, but consider that many adults love the water view and features of a two-story pool.

Start with the general design goals, not with small details. If you don’t have any idea what you want in a pool, ask friends or family what they would like to see in their own backyard.

Ask for references from other jobs the designer has done.

This can save a lot of time and headaches.

Many designers will give you the names of references, so contact them with your specifications and ask them if the designer performed all that you are looking for. If they say yes, great. If not, start searching for a new designer right away.

Check their legal stuff

Make sure they have proper licenses and insurance. An aquatic designer should be licensed by the state’s board of building inspectors to perform work in that field. In addition, they should also have proper liability insurance to cover any issues with their projects or materials.

Request a proposal

If your project is still in the early stages, you can save a lot of time and money by hiring an aquatic designer or architect to create a pool design proposal that meets your needs. This way you can see exactly what your new pool will look like and make any changes before committing to a final design. Include everything in the proposal, from decking materials to water features to tile colors.


If you want to make sure that your pool meets all of your needs, the option to propose a design is available. You can save time and money by getting a proposal from an aquatic designer or architect.

When you hire an aquatic designer, the money you spend on design fees is greatly reduced. The aquatic designer will often work with you as a partner to create the perfect pool, and will provide a detailed proposal that meets your needs. You can make changes to the design before it is built, which saves both time and money since your pool will not be built in the meantime.

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