Sun, fresh water and relaxation., etc., who has never dreamed of having a swimming pool in their garden to enjoy during the summer months? Does this image sound like it’s time to take action and install a swimming pool in front of your house? However, you must consider several factors to integrate a swimming pool into your garden and obtain a harmonious result. To help you see things more clearly, Morana Water Design reveals the different steps to follow before installing a swimming pool at home.

To successfully integrate a swimming pool into your garden, there are two important aspects to consider.

  • Practical considerations, including considering the environment in which the pool will be installed and choosing the most suitable location for the pool.
  • In addition, the aesthetic aspect allows for the pool to be laid out harmoniously so that the bathing area becomes a true highlight for your home.

Installing a pool at home: the practical aspect

Installing a swimming pool on your property is a project that requires a significant personal investment. If you want a result that meets your tastes and expectations, take your time. Don’t rush the process and above all, think about calling in a professional. A landscape and pool specialist will coordinate your construction project and advise you on all the practical aspects of installing your pool.

Consider the soil's nature

Before building a swimming pool in your garden, it is essential to consider the nature of the ground. The soil composition is crucial in determining whether a swimming pool can be built and how much the work will cost. The soil must be solid and robust enough to accommodate the foundations of your pool, whether it is a skimmer or overflow pool.

The ideal ground for laying the foundations of your pool is limestone. It allows a pool to be built quickly without any particular work. Sandy or clay soils, on the other hand, are unstable and require additional work; as an example, reinforcing the foundations allows a solid pool installation.

Paying attention to the land profile

If you want to successfully integrate your pool, you must also consider the land’s topography on which we want to build the pool. If you plan to create your swimming area on a sloping site, you can expect significant earthworks. A designer’s job is to take advantage of the terrain’s irregularities, such as using different land levels.

As an example, some land profiles appear more suitable for a pool with an infinity edge, but breaking the codes can sometimes yield some pleasant surprises.

Finding the right place to install the pool 

The installation of a swimming pool requires a lot of space. It is therefore essential to find the ideal location in your garden for the swimming pool. The area must meet both practical and aesthetic requirements. After studying the ground, you should choose the site for the solid construction of the pool. This location should also offer sufficient comfort to its users: a swimming area, a space around the pool offering peace, a shady and discreet place out of sight that will enhance your home and provide a nice view of the water.

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Respect the natural soil

As far as possible, it is essential to respect the land profile. This is the key to successful integration. Working with a professional can ensure that the pool installation is done in a way that minimizes disruption to the natural terrain.

Make sure the vegetation stays

Incorporating existing vegetation into the pool design can create a seamless and organic transition between the pool and the surrounding landscape. You can still incorporate them into the design of the pool as long as there are no deciduous trees present. 

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Integrating a swimming pool into your garden: aesthetic criteria

Integrating a swimming pool in a garden and the resulting aesthetic effect depends on its harmonization with the environment. It must fit naturally into the space around your house. The building of a swimming pool should create a nice corner and a relaxation and leisure area around which the whole family can spend wonderful moments.

Play with the vegetation to integrate the pool into the landscape

To create an idyllic atmosphere and include the pool harmoniously in the space around your house or villa, play with the vegetation. Trees, shrubs and other plantings around the pool will create an overall aesthetic and pleasant setting. Give preference to local plants adapted to the climate of your region. It would be best if you also were careful not to install your pool too close to a large tree, whose roots can damage it over time. Moreover, keep the swimming area away from plants such as conifers or fruit trees, which can quickly foul the water and make it challenging to maintain your pool. Do you want to make your pool a paradise that fits perfectly into the landscape? Call on the services of a pool architect. He or she will help you design the space around the pool and integrate it into your garden harmoniously and aesthetically.

Matching the design of the pool to your home

When building a swimming pool, there is another element that must be considered: the pool must be in harmony with its surroundings and the house with which it is associated. The style of your pool should echo the architecture and design of your home. A stone pool will better serve traditional or country-style houses. If you have a beautiful modern villa, a sleek overflow pool is an ideal choice. It is mainly the pool’s shape and the materials used (the decking around the pool and the pool finish coating) that allows you to create a space that fits naturally into its landscape and matches your house.

Thus, the choice of materials for the construction of your pool is essential. They must be both practical and aesthetic, but also strong enough to offer sufficient safety. But how can you match your pool to your house with different materials? For the pool decking, you can use wood for a natural and sober look. You can also opt for stone carpeting for its durability and ease of maintenance, or concrete for a classic effect.

Play with contrast and colors.

The pool surface choice is also an essential aesthetic element when integrating a swimming pool into your garden. Black and gray mosaics are very trendy at the moment. They break the traditional codes of the turquoise blue pool. To make your swimming pool stand out, play with contrasts and colors. Choose a coating that will give an original color to the water and contrast sharply with the outside. For example, a white layer will provide turquoise water. With a yellow or green mosaic, the water will be emerald green. Outside, install a sand-colored stone carpet beach to give your pool the appearance of a heavenly lagoon.


As you will have understood, to successfully install your pool and create a social living space harmonizing with your outdoor environment, you will have to consider many criteria and steps to be respected.  Morana Water Design will accompany you from conception to the realization of your dream project.