If you look out into your backyard and feel that there’s something missing, it may be time to consider adding a custom inground pool. It’s the perfect time to give yourself a backyard you will fall in love with this year and treat yourself to something new you can enjoy with family and friends for years to come. 

When it comes to investing in a custom poolscape, you may wonder if it’s worth it. Read on to learn more about why it’s important to invest in your backyard and create a space dedicated to relaxation and making memories. 

Why a Custom Poolscape? 

If you’ve been hesitant to get a pool because you picture the uninspired looks of pools from years before, get those images out of your head. Your pool builder will take into account a number of factors, including your current landscaping, the aesthetics of your yard, the look of your home, and what elements may go well with the design of the pool.

During an in-depth design consultation either at your home or in a design studio, you’ll work closely with your pool designer to determine what features you want your pool to have. Anything from water features to custom rock work to specialized materials, infinity edges and so much more, the options are truly endless. The point of a custom pool is to ensure that you’re creating a space that complements your home while also providing you with a space you love and look forward to enjoying often. 

Is a Custom Pool Worth It?

Absolutely, and for several reasons!

  1. Enjoyment for decades. Custom pools are designed to last for decades, especially when you take care of them properly. Whether you’ve got young kids who will be in the pool often or you enjoy entertaining poolside, a pool is a great way to invest in fun. 
  2. No problem for smaller spaces. Custom poolscapes make the most of the space you have, whether you have a small, fenced-in yard or a sprawling few acres. A reputable pool builder will work with you to ensure you maximize your space, giving you an outdoor living area that encompasses its full potential. 
  3. A variety of colors and materials. Suppose your yard features a beautiful garden space with lush, tropical plants. Your pool designer can create a custom poolscape that embraces sparkling blue waters of a tropical beach or even a small waterfall that takes you half a world away to a vacation destination without ever leaving your property.
  4. Increases property value. If you sell your home at some point, or if your kids sell your home, a custom poolscape enhances the property value and increases the asking price. Today’s market is a hot one, and homes that have pools make out greatly.
  5. Entertainment year-round. Best of all, you get to enjoy the pool with family and friends. Imagine the excitement of a pool party for your kids or grandkids. Layout by the pool on sunny days to soak up the sun and read a book. Lay back, relax, and sip on your favorite cocktail after a hard week of work. Take a relaxing dip in the pool to cool off, ease your tired muscles, or just enjoy the water.

Not Just Good Looks

Being a pool owner means more than just a good-looking backyard. Pool ownership also affords you a number of physical and mental health benefits. 

  1. Enjoy a staycation every week by getting away from it all without leaving the house.
  2. Provides more family fun time with kids and grandkids.
  3. Offers a romantic spot to hang out with your sweetheart.
  4. Creates opportunities for better physical fitness with low-impact water workouts.
  5. Enhances relaxation as you soak up more sun, giving you higher levels of vitamin D in your body.
  6. Gives you a way to relieve stress. Leave your smart devices inside the house and step outside and into the water. 
  7. Cool outside office. If you now work from home, sit poolside and work on your laptop in the fresh air. Remote work is the norm now, so use that outdoor office to help make you more productive!

Your Rio Grande Expert Pool Builders

If you’re tired of starting at an uninspired backyard, give the pool building experts at Hamlin Pools a call to schedule your design consultation. We welcome you to browse through our custom pool design gallery to see just a sampling of the different design elements we can incorporate into your poolscape. Fall in love with your backyard living space by adding a custom pool today. 


Since 1952, Hamlin Pools has been a family-owned and operated pool company serving the Rio Grande Valley, including McAllen, Mission, Brownsville, Harlingen, South Padre Island, and Corpus Christi. Hamlin Pools is the largest pool builder south of San Antonio and is proud to have built nearly 4,000 swimming pools for its customers. 

Hamlin Pools is an industry leader combining innovative designs with construction know-how. Through an extensive network built over the past 5 decades of building swimming pools in the Rio Grande Valley, Hamlin Pools has the ability to deliver a better pool at a better price. Hamlin Pools also does pool renovations, pool remodels, outdoor living, custom outdoor kitchens, weekly pool maintenance, pool equipment repair, pool chemical retail sales, and commercial pool construction. 

Hamlin Pools, with its main office Pharr, has received numerous awards for pool design and construction and are members of every major industry group dedicated to upholding high pool construction and service standards. Contact them today about building the backyard of your dreams.