According to the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, over 10 million American homes have a pool. If you’re thinking of adding your home to that number, it’s time to decide what home pool designs most suit your tastes.
For those looking to add a little luxury to their home this summer, check out these 5 home pool designs that will make you wish every day was a pool-day.
1. Family Fun Adventure
If you have kids or simply love a sense of adventure, a family fun adventure pool will hit the spot. Think rock waterslides, waterfall caves, diving boards and more.
You can tailor your adventurous pool to meet your family’s tastes, but this style of pool will always be the party-pool of choice. You can even add artistic elements in and around the pool to add pops of color and personality.
Customize your own “island” or pirate’s ship features. Really, the limit with this style of pool is your own imagination.
2. Key West
The key element of this tasteful pool design is choosing the right outdoor travertine pavers. Ask them to install a natural-looking stone (something reminiscent of the cobblestone found in Key West), around your pool in a herringbone pattern.
Include plenty of tropical plants, conch style design, and a couple of lounge chairs and voila! You’ll feel just like Ernest Hemingway sitting in your favorite Key West hangout.
3. Emphasize the View
If your backyard boasts an incredible view, an infinity pool lends itself well to emphasizing the natural beauty around it.
Choose a minimalistic deck and fewer plants surrounding the pool so you can lounge while still taking in the views. Not to mention, the illusion of a never-ending edge that an infinity pool creates also draws the eye to onward into the sunset and surrounding view.
4. Night-Swim Lovers
Like the idea of a private, moonlight swim? Design your swimming pool to include all the features that night-swim lovers will thrill at.
Romantic uplighting for trees or palms surrounding your pool give off an inviting glow to help illuminate your swim. Choose pool lights that soothe and invite.
If you’d like to keep your night-swims free from neighbor’s prying eyes, build a tasteful wall around your pool or plant large shrubs or trees to surround it and give you a sense of privacy.
5. Small But Stunning
If you’re strapped for space, but still want a pool that makes a statement, consider an in-ground pool made with mosaic tiles. Depending on the color of tiles you choose, your pool can have a luster of deep, inviting blue, or rich, tropical green.
For smaller pools, floor seating contributes well to the intimate feel while still adding to the style of a refreshing retreat.
Home Pool Designs: Choosing the Best for You
Home pool designs vary so greatly that choosing the best for you will depend largely on your tastes, as well as your budget and space.
Browse the budget portion of our blog for ideas on how you can budget for this pool project and more.