At Albert Group Landscaping & Swimming Pools we have the unique expertise as landscape designers that set us apart from common pool builders. While we certainly can just place a pool in the ground where you tell us to, most of our clients will choose to fill out our “Accu-design 75 point checklist”. This checklist was developed in-house, putting together over 20 years of experience in both landscape and pool design. Completing this checklist helps us set up a clear path towards developing a pool and landscape design that meets all your needs while Elimitanting your “do not wants”. We have found though the years, that answering some key questions will lead to a more refined design and zero regrets.
For this Project our clients wanted:
- Outdoor Kitchen with Natural Gas Grill and outdoor refrigerator.
- Ample Patio space using Unilock Umbriano Pavers
- Retaining walls using Versa-lok Segmented Retaining Wall Block
- A rectangular Elegance 30 Swimming Pool by Leisure Pools in Crystal Blue
- Salt Chlorine Generator “Salt Water pool”
- Loop-Loc Pool Cover
- Budget of 125-175K
- Plantings to be done by themselves (Homeowner enjoys gardening – By the way gardening is the #1 hobby in the US!)
- Gas Heater
- Equipment Screening
- Pool Lights
- Pet Friendly
- Gas Fire Pit
The clients did not want:
- Pool Automation
- Automatic Pool Cover
- Tanning Ledge
- Hot Tub
- Pool House
When planning this design, the first thing we did was utilize their survey to determine a construction envelope for their project. By contacting their local building department, we can ascertain what the pool permitting requirements are for their municipality. Some such requirements include how far the pool must be from the property line, the home, and the septic system if they have a septic. Seemingly innocuous questions at first that will provide vital to a project when the building inspector arrives to give the final approval to your completed project.
From here we use our 3-dimensional computer rendering system in conjunction with our “Accudesign 75 Point Checklist” to develop a project design that we present to our clients before construction begins.
So let’s check it out: