As the days lengthen and the weather gets warmer, the idea of building a pool becomes more and more attractive. For many years, outdoor pools were little more than a rectangular swimming hole. Recently there’s been incredible advances in what’s possible, limited only by the builder’s creativity.
Swimming Pool Details to Amaze
If you’re thinking about adding a swimming pool or upgrading one you already have, don’t feel restricted by conventional design. Here are 5 details that will take your pool to another level: Even if you opt for a traditional shape, there are many details you can add to enhance your pool and add drama or fun. Click To Tweet
1) Evening Appeal
Pools used to feature 1 or 2 large lights built into the wall to light up the water for nighttime swimming, with 1 in the deep end and another in the shallow end of the pool. This hardly created ambiance and didn’t provide much in the way of safety lighting. LED lights can be installed under the pool coping or in pipes in the walls. They create a soft glow, perfect for evening swims. Low-voltage lighting around your yard is still the best way to enhance your outdoor living spaces and provides safety to guests walking around the pool at night.
An edgeless (or infinity) pool produces a visual effect of water with no boundary. They’re often designed so that the edge appears to merge with a larger body of water or with the sky.
3) Swim-Up Bar
Extra touches make all the difference in how a pool looks and feels. A swim-up bar at the edge of the pool adds undeniable luxury. For an extra sense of fun, put the bar into an alcove located behind a waterfall.
There’s almost nothing as dramatic as fire features around your pool on a dark night. Pillars can be added to the corners of your pool with gas fitting that can be turned on and off with the flip of a switch. Such custom features are often added to an existing pool to upgrade its appearance without significant structural renovation.
5) Lounging Area
Pools that feature a wading area an easily have in-water lounge chairs. Doze for an hour, then transition seamlessly into the pool to cool off. It’s the ultimate in luxury lounging.
A Beautiful Backyard
Pool details and trends have borrowed heavily from luxury resorts and hotels around the US and internationally. Once reserved for vacations, these elements add flair and interest to your own backyard and make you feel like you’re worlds away.
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