Swimming Pools: Important things you need to know

Do you think that there isn’t enough recreational space or elements in your outdoor area? While your indoor space has ample of recreational spaces, like a wide living area, majlis, game room, music room, movie room, etc., you must equip the outdoors, too. Why not add some entertainment elements and create an extended gathering space for your next house party? A swimming pool blended with your landscape design is a great idea and a sumptuous recreational outdoor space element for your family and guests.

Swimming Pool Ideas in the United Arab Emirates

Here are some useful ideas from the expert Swimming Pool and Engineering Consultants in UAE, to help you choose the best swimming pool for your home outdoor experience.

Swimming Pool Choices

There is no harm in exploring what you can integrate with your villa design. If you want to upgrade your outdoor space with unique and personalized pools, engineering consultants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi are always ready to help.

Skimmer Pools

A skimmer pool is a traditional pool style that does not have an overflow channel or a balance tank. The term “skimmer pool” comes from a device called “skimmer”, which is used for cleaning and disinfecting the water. The skimmer can be found under the top edge of the pool. If your budget is tight and limited available space, this is the best choice for you. Skimmer type pools are inexpensive and easy to install.

Overflow Pools

Overflow pools are designed with an overflow waterway and a balance tank to regulate the flow of extra water through the waterway, into the tank, and then to the pump to be filtrated and disinfected. This process provides a higher level of water quality which is essential for health and safety. Building such pools is more complexed than skimmer pools. It is often mixed up with infinity pools, because of their similar features, such as both have an overflowing effect on its edges. But one significant feature of overflow pools is that the water level is the same as the ground level.

Infinity Pools

An infinity pool is often designed with edges to appear like its merging or extending towards the horizon, sea, or the sky. The water flows over one or more edges that create a visual effect of infinity. Infinity pools are raised above the ground, which makes it appear as if it is disappearing in the vastness and provides an immerse aesthetics. They are built with affluence and often seen at resorts, hotels, estates, palaces, villas, and other luxurious places. 

Plunge Pools

Plunge pools are deep and smaller sized pools that are made for relaxation and refreshment. It is also best for villa design with narrow spaces and with limited budgets. 

Lap Pools

Lap pools are basically narrow and long pools made for those who love to swim as a routine and to get frequent exercise in the privacy of their own backyard. They are a good choice for shallow spaces and provides an edgy modern outdoor look.

Benefits of having Swimming Pools

Escalate Property Value

Residential with swimming pools increase their property values and adding a swimming pool to your property is a practical investment if you plan to sell or keep it on the market for a time being.

Customized Swimming Pool Design

Your pool doesn’t have to be too large or too small, it should all depend on the size of your outdoor. It should always balance with the other outdoor recreational areas such as the gazebo, garden, outdoor kitchen/barbeque area, etc. The swimming pool design should also reflect the lifestyle and personality of the owner keeping it comfortable and accommodating outdoor living space.

Beautifully Compliment Your Landscape

A swimming pool that is designed to blend with the landscape is a work of art. It can be the focal point of the landscape by considering the best pool type that will surely complement the overall look of the space. The aesthetic feature of the pool can also be achieved by adding functional accessories and furniture like lounge chairs. Plan your swimming pool design according to your desires and make it personalized for an amazing outdoor oasis result.

Enhance and Encourage Family Time

It doesn’t only boost the look of your outdoor space but also build-up the bonding of family members. You can spend more time at the premises of your own home while enjoying a resort-like vacay. Memories are made special for you and your family.


Having a swimming pool at home is one of the best parts during family or home gatherings. You can maximize the entertainment with the extended outdoor amenities of your home. 

DAT Engineering Consultancy is one of the leading Swimming Pool and Engineering Consultants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We make sure that every single detail is evaluated to provide an accurate service to our clients. Let us enhance your outdoor designs with breathtaking landscapes and a remarkable swimming pool design in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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