Swimming Pool Design

Swimming Pool Design for NH and MA Homeowners

Architects with decades of experience in swimming pool planning and design hold the key to this major backyard addition!


When considering designing a swimming pool for your NH or MA backyard, the “one-stop shop” to call first, as many homeowners throughout NH and MA have found, is Terrain Planning & Design. The cost of installing an in-ground swimming pool can be substantial, often the biggest part of any backyard project’s budget. This investment in your family’s together time will pay off for years – if it is done with the utmost consideration and care.

While it may seem like an added expense, hiring a landscape architect to design and execute a backyard pool project can save money on the overall project. Conventional wisdom says, “let’s put the pool in first, then landscape around it,” but a pool is not the only feature of your backyard. A correlation exists between all of the elements, and a circular consistency between them is a necessity.

Before simply digging, and dropping in the biggest feature of your backyard landscape, it is important to consider issues like; crowd flow (where will your guests arrive?), aesthetic appeal, functionality (will there be a changing/showering area?), and many other activities (food preparation) and practical uses (where will toys and tools be stored?) you can expect along with your new pool.

You love your home, you’ve worked hard, and you deserve the good life. The process of designing and implementing a plan for a swimming pool is an exciting time. We strive to give our clients the best possible customer care because we know that this is where fun and family meet…

Beyond the elements of style and aesthetics, there are also the many practical elements of functionality and use. This is accomplished through an overall landscape plan, of which your new pool is but a part. Upon completion of the design phase we offer project management, collecting bids from contractors and coordinating the project from beginning to end. We serve as your advocate to assure the best quality results in a project that stays within your budget. We can find the right pool company and subcontractors in your area to build the pool that we design for you.

Our swimming pool design team spends a great deal of time understanding each clients’ specific needs. The plan we create for your backyard will fit your lifestyle. We have no interest in designing unnecessary features that will just cost you more money. If you are considering calling a 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! Our initial design consultation is free!

Other Service We Offer:

Landscape Architecture and Design
Project Management
Playground Design
Shoreline/Wetlands Permitting
Sustainable Landscapes

Ask About our Swimming Pool Design Ideas and View Our Portfolio! Our Recent Work can be Found in The Following Towns and Cities:

New London/Lake Sunapee Region


Swimming Pool Design and Planning in NH and MA is a Call Away

The “one-stop” swimming pool design and planning architectural firm in MA, NH and ME is Terrain Planning & Design. We are the residential architects to consult when it’s time to make your backyard complete with a new in-ground pool. See our extensive portfolio of these stunning swimming pools and then call us for a free consultation, (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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