As you dream and plan for your ideal outdoor oasis, you can create an environment that’s as unique and amazing as you are. Today’s poolscapes are increasingly helping homeowners create a fluid aesthetic that blends indoor and outdoor spaces, creating outdoor living options that are comfortable, stylish, and versatile. If you’re new to the scene, you might be surprised how many luxury-level options are available in today’s market. As you create must-have and want-to-have lists of ways in which you’d like to enhance your outdoor space, it can help to have a master plan for the space in view. You’ll also want to consider the unique factors that will affect that plan, including your yard, your lifestyle, and your home’s general aesthetic.
In our previous post, we took a look at several types of elements you may want to consider: built-in pool features, pool depth options, textiles, and landscaping. Now we’d like to discuss a few more ideas, perhaps ones you haven’t thought about before.
Have you ever thought about your backyard swimming pool as a means of reflecting the other aspects of your outdoor oasis? Whether or not you realize it, water will do just that. As such, your pool’s shape and style should mirror the design of your home’s architectural style and overall aesthetic, allowing the space it’s already reflecting to be framed in a complementary style. Perhaps you have a generally wild, natural scheme going; in that case, you’ll almost certainly want to think outside the box — or, rather, typical rectangular shape — and use an organic shape for your pool. A well-thought-out pool design can allow it to fit in with its surroundings in a way that makes it appear that it has always been part of the landscape of your yard — and might not fit quite right anyplace else.
We all realize that for many, the quintessential aqua blue finish for a swimming pool is the only option. But it may surprise you that that’s really not the only one available — and might not be the best choice for achieving the ambiance you’re after. Today’s swimming pool trends include dark interior finishes for swimming pools. The effect is a serene, lagoon-inspired appeal that also has an edgy, modern feel.
Short of going with a completely unique finish, you can add some tile along the top edge of your pool, above the waterline. From glass tiles to elaborate mosaics in a variety of shapes and color palettes, this top edge can help transform the look of your pool just as a kitchen backsplash can transform your countertop space.
In our world of smart phones, Bluetooth technology, and smart home products, maintaining and enhancing your swimming pool and the surrounding space can be as high-tech as you desire. From wireless speakers that seamlessly blend into your natural aesthetic to smart systems for pH monitoring, there’s plenty of potential for enhanced user-friendly automation. Imagine verbally cuing pool lights, patio music, and even turning the spa on or off.
Another impressive technological advancement that can transform your pool experience is in the form of UV systems that utilize a powerful ultraviolet light to help clean your swimming pool water. This light is used in your pool’s pump system and can rid your pool of unwanted organic matter such as bacteria, viruses, and algae.
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