Pool on the north side of your house?

mimi72August 21, 2010

Of course, most pools need to go in the backyard, and our backyard happens to face north. North sides are known to be shadowy and the least inviting side of a building, as opposed to south (the best side for all day good sun), east (good morning sun), and west (intense afternoon sun). We are in the midwest, if that makes a difference; perhaps this isn't a big deal in AZ etc.

Does anyone have a pool on the north side of their house? Is it something you considered before the pool build? Is the area appealing? Any regrets? How close is the pool to your house? Photos?

Thanks for any thoughts.

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dalehileman

Prevailing wind is a consideration. By the sheerest luck our pool is oriented E-W with deep end and inlets to the W. Since our wind comes from the SW it blows flotsam toward the skimmer outlet in the NE corner

Though lest it makes any diff, we're situated in the Mojave Desert

    Bookmark   August 23, 2010 at 2:32PM
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huskyridor

My pool is on the north side of my home. It was dictated because my front door faces south. I love my pool location. We're on a heavily wooded piece of property thats pretty large. I get the best midday sun every day and enjoy early morning and late afternoon shade.

See ya,
Kelly

Here is a link that might be useful: link to my pool

    Bookmark   August 23, 2010 at 9:28PM
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mimi72

I haven't had time to check in for a few days. Thanks to dalehileman and huskyridor for your thoughts. Our backyard faces north (obviously), so there's not much choice as to where the pool will go. I was just wondering if anyone had a problem with excessive shading or poor sun. Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2010 at 5:35PM
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