When you see a swimming pool or water feature that captures your attention giving you flashbacks of your tropical vacation, do you think about how that could be in your backyard providing pleasure day after day?
At Peek Pools & Spas, our staff of designers work daily to bring thoughts and dreams to paper. Through consultations and site visits they take on the challenge of putting everything in order. The pool design is but a piece of the backyard area. Decking, landscaping, barbeque, fire pits, water features all are taken into account based on your ideas and vision.
Your phone call to our office can start the process of design. We will meet with you on site, listen to your ideas, measure the yard area, and develop a plan for your review. Very rarely is the first plan complete as it develops through meetings between yourselves and your designer. As the evolution continues the final plan is developed and an estimate is prepared.
A proper design incorporates your ideas and wishes. Our people will combine those ideas with efficient equipment that will provide you years of performance. A proper pool design is more than a pretty picture. Pumps, filters, heaters, pool cleaners, lighting and controls are all taken into account by our design team. We want your pool to work as well as it looks. Our job is to design materials that complement each other and function well over the years to come. Pool edging material, ornamental tile, the surrounding decking, and plaster all have to blend together to produce that award winner. The plaques on our walls show we have the talent to do just that.
Sometimes design requires special “below the surface” work. Structural design is needed when site challenges occur. Hillside construction, retaining wall requirements, varied elevations and soil conditions all have to be considered by our team. Our years of experience building not only residential projects but large commercial facilities gives us a leg up on the competition because of varied construction experience.
There are no limits to the parts of paradise. Pool, water feature, spa, BBQ, sunning and shade areas, entertaining needs…all are part of the design experience. How many variables can there be in building a swimming pool or backyard adventure? How many different versions of paradise are there? That is why we build dreams one at a time.
But design is about more than just looks. The final product has to work correctly and provide use with minimum maintenance. The design of your pool is also mechanical. How many gallons in your pool dictates flow rates and pump sizes. Pump flows and distance dictate pipe sizes. A larger filter can provide years of performance at a minimal cost. How many jets would you like in your spa?
Your lighting design is also very important both in number of lights and direction of the lighting. Do you want variable colored lighting? No problem. How about your control system for the mechanical and lighting equipment? Would it be more convenient in the kitchen or the den? Your spa can have controls in the tile line or maybe you would rather have a hand held device. All of these choices are part of the design phase.
One of the biggest points of design is budget. For all of our designers, their most important trait is to listen. Listening to your wants and ideas so they can be incorporated in the design is imperative. But designing beyond your budget is a waste of everyone’s time and effort. We are proud to say that we design well to budgets without cutting corners. So when you meet with our experts let them know your budget along with your vision.
My family and I enjoy a beautiful, sparkling, crystal blue pool everyday thanks to all of you. The process of building the pool was a long one, as our pool was complicated by design as well as topography. Despite this, no one faltered at the hard work involved.
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