Planning your pool placement, size and shape are the first things to consider. Basically, it should be positioned to recieve as much sun as possible and shielded from the prevailing winds. The shape and style should complement the design of your home. But think about all the ways your pool will be used and plan for them, too. For instance, consider wading for little ones, diving for older children, a spa for healthful relaxing, an area for lounging or entertaining.