At one time in the not so distant past, backyard swimming pools were usually pretty predictable in style. If you were planning to get a pool, you’d normally go with a rectangular lap pool or possibly an oval or kidney-shaped pool. Diving boards and slides were a couple of the only frill options that opulent people might decide to add to their pools.
Things have certainly come a long way since those days. Now, pools come in a wide variety of creative shapes and sizes. There are also plenty of great accessories and design elements available for you to add if you want to express your own unique style. Lighting options abound for people who are looking to give some extra ambiance to their pool area. You can even find clever products to help make pool maintenance a breeze. In this series of articles, we’ll take a look at some exciting pool trends you may want to consider incorporating into your backyard oasis.
Change Up Your Pool’s Look and Feel by Choosing a Darker or Lighter Interior Color
There was a time when a white or light blue pool interior was the norm. Now, almost anything goes when it comes to pool color. Since pool owners have different goals when it comes to using their pools, different interior colors can help them to better enjoy their distinctive backyard water retreats.
Add a Dark Interior for Serene Ambiance, A Cleaner Look, and Lower Pool Heating Costs
If you want a pool primarily for relaxation, a dark pool interior that exudes a feeling of class and tranquility may be ideal for you. These dark blue, green, purple, or even black interiors can mimic the bottom of a natural lake, ocean, river, or lagoon.
These dark interior pools may also serve a practical purpose of not showing as much dirt and debris. Just remember that if you decide to choose this option, you should still keep your pool on a careful cleaning schedule. After all, just because you can’t see the debris in your pool as well doesn’t mean it’s not there! But you may be able to get away with deep cleaning the pool a bit less often if you get a darker interior.
If you tend to feel cold when you’re in the water, a dark-interior pool would be a practical choice for you. The dark lining will help to absorb the sun’s rays and keep the pool water warmer longer. This feature may even help to lower your pool heating costs if you use a heater to keep your pool water warm.
Add a Light Interior for a Cool, Clean, Exercise and Safety-Friendly Aquatic Environment
On the other hand, if you choose to use your pool primarily for exercise, you may want to go with a light interior option. When you’re swimming your daily laps, chances are that you’ll appreciate the fresh, invigorating feel of cool water. You can keep the water cooler easier in a pool with a light interior. This is probably also a good option if you live in a very hot climate and have trouble keeping your pool water cool enough for comfortable swimming.
If you’re big on impeccable pool water cleanliness, a light interior can also help you to see clearly to effectively clean debris and dirt out of your pool. Light interior pools may also enhance pool safety if you’re going to be having children in the pool on a regular basis and you want maximum visibility so you can keep an eye on them in every area of the pool.
Varying pool interior colors is just one splashy new trend that today’s pool owners are taking advantage of right now. Check out the next article in this series to find out about more of the latest trends in pool design and accessories.
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