Swimming Pools

Inground Swimming Pool Design and Project Management for NH Homeowners

Residential landscape architects with decades of experience in swimming pool design hold the key to this major backyard addition!

An inground swimming pool for your NH home, designed properly, can surely do wonders for the soul. From the late spring of May/June, on through August’s dog days and the glorious Indian Summers of September, New England is truly blessed with gorgeous weather for backyard fun.

New Hampshire homeowners are finding that Terrain Planning & Design is the “one stop” natural swimming pool design firm with all the right ideas for the perfect swimming pool – from design and conception, to site work and planting and on to the fabulous finished product.

The days of your father’s rectangle are over. Today’s shapes and style are incredibly varied and your pool can be virtually anything you want it to be based on space and budget. We design pools that are:

  • Vinyl lined (colorful, cheaper, need replacing every ten years)
  • Concrete (the new standard, durable, many applications)
  • Gunite (see: concrete)
  • Paver stones (Elegant, most expensive, long lasting)
  • Fiberglass (Non-porous, algae resistant, less maintenance, limited shapes/size)

Hiring a landscape architect for your backyard pool project can be cost effective. Putting a pool in without consideration of the surroundings can be a major blunder if you get an inexperienced contractor. Before just digging it is important to consider issues beyond aesthetic appeal, like functionality, storage, entrances/exits, cooking areas, planting and looking ahead future home renovations.

Creating a new swimming pool is an exciting time for your family. It’s finally your turn to enjoy the best life has to offer and our spectacular, eye catching designs are a great way to start. As swimming pool project managers we strive to give our clients the best possible customer care because we know that this is where memories are created – over generations.

After the design phase is complete we offer project management that starts with getting the right pool industry subcontractors. We serve as your advocate throughout the process so you get the best results and stay on budget!

Other Design Elements We Offer:

  • Stone Patios
  • Stone Walls
  • Water Features
  • Concrete Pavers
  • Driveways
  • Plantings

Ask About our Swimming Pool Design Ideas and View Our Portfolio!


New London/Lake Sunapee Region

Swimming Pool Design and Project Management in NH | Planning and Design Architects

The “one-stop” swimming pool design firm in NH and ME is Terrain Planning & Design. We spend a great deal of time understanding your specific needs to make sure the pool we create fits your lifestyle. If you are considering calling just any pool builder to design the pool of your dreams please call us first. We will share ideas and options you may not have thought about – ideas that could save you thousands! See our extensive portfolio of these stunning swimming pools in Concord and greater Manchester and Bedford, NH and the Boston, MA area and then call us for a free initial design consultation at (603) 746-3512.

About Terrain Planning

Terrain Planning is a NH residential and commercial landscape architectural firm staffed with licensed landscape architects specializing in landscape architecture design and planning, land use planning, wetland permitting, landscape design, landscape contracting and construction project management with a keen eye for both natural and sustainable landscapes. Landscape design and architectural services include backyard landscape design, outdoor kitchen design, swimming pool design, patio, drive and walkway design, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, ponds and waterfalls, playground and park design, shoreline wetlands planning and permitting, shoreline erosion planning and construction, as well as residential development planning

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311 Kast Hill Road
Hopkinton NH 03229
Tel: (603) 746-3512

“Eric Buck with Terrain Planning is the most professional, versed, and creative architect that I have worked with in 30 years in the industry.”
ROB KEIM Keim Landscape Consulting
“Terrain planning and design have done several design projects for me. One of the few landscape design companies that will design and over see the project till the finish. Great company.”
Bryan Fournier Bryan Fournier Landscape & Irrigation
“We hired Eric from Terrain Planning to redesign the courtyard of our reproduction home in Henniker NH. The plans we received were absolutely top notch and beautiful.”
Russell Mann Henniker, New Hampshire

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