Deciding on where to put your pool

Before you pick up a shovel and hire a mini-digger, you need to plan on where your pool is going to be. You’ll need to think of things like how far you want to walk from the house, what patio or decking you’re thinking of having around the pool, where bathers are going to change. Crucially, are there any drains, pipes, cables or other services that run through your back garden which will either dictate the position of the pool or will require moving? Once you have decided, it’s time to mark it out…