Planning Your Pool Paradise when Building a New Florida Home

Posted: June 27, 2018 | Categories: News | Why Buy New | Design and Decorating
By Highland Homes

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Photo courtesy of Griffin Pools

Updated April 16, 2021

Summertime afternoons in Florida can be scorchers, and what better way to cool off than in your very own swimming pool! Thanks to warm temperatures nearly year-round and consistently sunny weather, you’ll get plenty of enjoyment out of having a pool in your own backyard.

Many of our new home communities feature backyards perfect for swimming pools! Pools are useful for more than just cooling off on summer’s hottest days - a well-designed pool area provides a relaxing backyard paradise and the perfect outdoor living area to entertain family and friends. Pools are also a great way to incorporate aerobic exercise into your schedule!


Having your own pool that you design while building your home means it can meet all of your desires! Do you have your heart set on a traditional rectangular pool, or would you rather have a small plunge pool? You can do either! Or, go organic and create a free-form pool that mirrors your landscape design. You can also choose from unique features like a flowing waterfall, grotto-style oasis, or even a spa so that you can enjoy your backyard oasis no matter the temperature.


When building your pool, you can choose to accessorize the space however you choose. Extend the pool deck to meet with your lanai, creating one cohesive outdoor living space, add storage space for pool necessities, and decorate with furniture, planters, and other accents.


Owning a pool has never been easier! Advanced technology makes maintaining your pool a breeze, with automated systems available for chemical testing and maintenance, cleaning, filtration, and heating. Construction and materials are more durable and last longer than materials of the past, with lifetime warranties available on the interior finish of all Griffin pools.

Pool Construction: Now or Later?

Griffin PoolsIn select Highland Homes communities, the option is available to add a pool during the construction of your new Florida home which provides you with a number of benefits. First, adding a pool during construction provides a financial benefit as the pool can be included in your home mortgage, preventing you from having to use cash or financing your pool purchase through a bank loan, with a higher interest rate for a shorter term. Second, it means you don’t have to worry about uprooting your landscaping, replacing sprinkler systems, or tearing down and rebuilding fencing. In addition, you don’t have to live with the construction noise and the mess during pool construction! But the best part? The day you close on your new Highland home is the day you get to begin enjoying your new pool!

Be sure to let your Highland Homes New Home Specialist know that you are interested in building a pool with your home. We’ll confirm whether this option is available in your selected community, ensure the home site you select for your new Florida home is ideal for a pool, and arrange a consultation for you with Griffin Pools, Highland Homes pool partner and Polk County’s most trusted professional pool and spa builders. Griffin Pools has been in business for more than 40 years and has a solid reputation for quality craftsmanship and award-winning pool design, along with multiple recognitions on The Ledger’s Best of the Best lists.

Once your purchase agreement is signed, Highland Homes will send a plot plan showing the layout of your home on your new home site so you can meet with Griffin Pools to design your backyard pool paradise. The Griffin Pools design center, located 10 minutes away from our Personal Selection Studio in Lakeland, features everything you are looking for to customize your pool.

You’ll also learn about Griffin’s standard package, and choose any additional options or features you want in your pool. Griffin’s standard pool package features a white pearl Pebble-Tec finish, saltwater chlorination system, color-changing LED light system, and lifetime warranty on the interior finish, and there are plenty of other options to choose from as well! When you leave your consultation, you’ll know the exact price of your pool and have a visualization of your future pool. You’ll even receive a 3D drawing of the pool shortly after the consultation!

After your pool design is finalized, Griffin Pools will provide a proposal to Highland Homes, and your New Home Specialist will create an addendum to add the pool to your purchase agreement. After that, Highland Homes will take care of the rest, from the permits to preparing the site. While we’re building your new home, Griffin will install your new pool, ensuring everything is seamless and exactly as you envisioned.

Highland Homes builds new Florida homes designed for your life in sought-after communities throughout Central Florida, Tampa Bay, Greater Orlando, Ocala, and Manatee County. Select from a wide array of home plans priced from the $200’s to $400’s (per community) and personalize your new home to your style preferences, budget, and needs with hundreds of available options at our Personal Selection Studio.

It’s never been more appealing to have a pool behind your new home in Florida! Browse our Florida new home communities, give us a call at 863-797-4999, or email us to connect with a New Home Specialist and start building your Florida pool home today!

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