Estimate the slope of the yard in the area where the pool will be built:
Estimate the size of pool you would like (the longest points in water).
What maximum depth would you like?
Which type of pool?
Which type of Coping?
Which type of tile on the waterline?
Estimate the amount of concrete decking you would like around the pool.
Which type of concrete decking?
Water Features such as bubbler fountains or deck jets