Investing in a swimming pool is a long-term investment that will not only may boost the value of your home, but also provide many opportunities for fun with friends and family in your backyard. To ensure that your investment pays off for years to come, it’s important to take advantage of the latest design trends to keep your pool as stylish and as functional for the years to come.
Some of the top trends for swimming pools for 2017 and backyards include:
In the recent years, automated control systems have been growing rapidly in technology and consumer adoption. Technological advancement ensures that all sorts of equipment are efficient. It is through technological advancement that you can run your equipment during off-peaks and as well as schedule multiple shorter cycles in the most flexible way. In fact, you can control your system from your smartphone – whenever and wherever you want. Also, you can control the jets, fountains, spa, lights and audio components effortlessly.
Instead of simply installing a new swimming pool, most homeowners in Southern California are completely overhauling their backyard to create a relaxing oasis. Whether it’s a back patio designed for BBQ’s with friends or an outdoor lounge area for socializing, the idea is that the backyard will create a paradise that you won’t ever want to leave.
The era of concrete bottomed pools is coming to an end. Glass and stone tiles are now considered to be the materials for the future. You can use glass tiles throughout the whole pool as they have a perfect reflective quality against the water. In fact, glass tiles give a luxurious accent. They create beautiful colors and patterns that evoke a spa-like feel that will enhance your swimming experience. If you want that beautiful look, you can choose to have glass tiles implemented on the ground of the pool. If you want a traditional, Romanesque effect for your pool, stone tiles can create that.
Swimming is not just for summer – especially in Southern California. Sometimes, regardless of the season, you just want to take a dip after a long day and relax. Incorporating fire into your pool to light up the evening or just add a little flare to your night swim makes the experience more exciting. Decorating the edges of the pool with a fire pit or a fire bowls are some of the trends in the upscale sector of pool designs.
Acrylic Pool Windows
The incorporation of acrylic into the pool design provides a visually stunning and unique enhancement to the pool, particularly when combined with appropriately selected pool interior finishes and lighting systems. Unlike glass, acrylic panels can be engineered to any thickness and dimension in order to suit any requirement. The product provides designers with great freedom as panels can be curved, textured and colored.
Sunken Pool Lounge Area
The sunken pool lounge, built as part of the pool structure and within the pool waterline, adds a new dimension to the pool area. Traditional pool decks are great for relaxing on next to the pool, but the sunken lounge puts you in a dry lounge area, below the pool waterline and surrounded by water. The lounge could be used as a dining area, a conversation zone or a firepit location and often some stepping stones or small bridge could be used as an entry to the area.Being surrounded by water adds a certain ambience to the lounge and at night when surrounded by water lit with LED lighting the experience is truly unique.