Designing a pool deck that you’ll fall in love with takes plenty of careful thought and planning. In our first article in this series, we took a look at the importance of considering your own personal style, building around your pool’s existing structure, and making accommodations for special physical needs. Our second article focused on incorporating features like shaded areas and color coordination. This final article of our series will deal with several other exciting design elements that could add some pizzazz as well as practicality to your outdoor space.
Add a Pool Overlook
A pool overlook is an area that sits at a significant height above your pool. It’s the perfect place for parents or caregivers to relax at a comfortable distance from noise and splashing yet still be able to keep careful watch over the children while they play in the water. This dramatic design element will also give your pool a sophisticated, eye-catching look.
If you want to bring your pool area’s comfort and style to the next level, consider adding a bar area to the overlook. You could store cold beverages and snacks inside a refrigerator for convenient poolside refreshments. This feature will help make your pool parties a big hit with your friends and family.
Include some Private Space
If you’re planning to use your pool for a lot of entertaining, you may want to consider adding some areas that are intentionally designed to provide a secluded space. Though this may seem to contradict the purpose of hosting a social gathering, it will actually make your backyard oasis even more appealing to a crowd. This little hideaway can serve as the perfect spot for small groups to get away from the center of the action for a little quiet conversation, relaxation, and reflection.
For example, if the grandparents are coming by for a barbecue and could use a break from the kids frolicking in the water, they’ll appreciate having a small, private alcove to use as a temporary retreat. You could design this private space in an area that overlooks the pool yet maintains a comfortable distance. Adding a fireplace or table and chairs can give your getaway nook a touch of cozy charm.
Design Around Your Pool’s Contours
Matching your deck’s shape to the shape of your pool will give your deck an aesthetic flow. If you have a kidney or oval-shaped pool, consider adding decking elements that go along with your pool’s curves. The same could be said for any other pool design, such as an oblong, square, or rectangular pool. Aligning your deck to match the shape of your pool will give visitors the impression that the deck was part of your pool’s original design even if it’s added much later than the original installation.
We hope this article series will inspire you with some fresh ideas to incorporate in your new pool deck design. With a little clever creativity and ingenuity as well as some practical consideration, you can get the impressive results you’ve been hoping to achieve.
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