Get Creative with Your Custom Pool Design
Everyone loves the idea of relaxing & swimming in their own backyard oasis, but it’s always more fun for those who aren’t satisfied with building the typical ordinary pool in their backyard. Enhancing a pool with a custom shape, scenery, and add-ons might cost a little more, but adding your own stamp to your pool area is totally worth it.
Whether you’re seeking to impress visitors, or enhance your property’s landscape for your own enjoyment, this article will outline just some of the unique things you can add to your custom pool design.
You’re most likely aware that you can buy underwater lighting for your pool, but did you know you can customize the colors of your lights? This is a great way to add ambiance to any pool. In fact, you can even have custom lighting packages installed in different colors.
These lighting packages can optionally be set on individual timers to create an atmosphere of pulsating lights. Imagine having pool lights that slowly changed color, with soft violets and greens for a relaxing atmosphere. Alternatively, you could crank up the timer speeds and turn your pool into a disco party! The options here are limitless.
Rock grottoes can add a naturalistic appearance to your pool, especially if combined with waterfalls. They can also feature areas to relax, a hot tub, and diving platforms.
The only concern is that adding a rock grotto isn’t typically a “do it yourself” project. The materials used in this sort of pool feature can be extraordinarily heavy, which means they will probably need to be reinforced, and anchored to the pool deck. Trusting the experts at Pleasure Pools to add this to your pool is important.
Waterfalls are often regarded as one of nature’s majestic wonders. Adding such a water feature to your pool is the perfect way of creating a relaxing atmosphere. The Feng Shui design philosophy often advocates for flowing water, because the sound alone is said to be soothing and uplifting. Of course, it will also mask any street noise your home may experience.
You can choose to have a small waterfall installed, which uses both real and faux rocks, or create something truly incredible such as a canyon. Another option would be a waterfall with a private cove behind it. Waterfalls are best paired with tropical or Mediterranean themes, to create a setting that matches nature as close as possible.
For someone designing a contemporary customized pool, seating is a great addition. The idea here is to have actual seats underneath the water. This is enjoyable when you want to relax in the pool for a while on those really hot days.
In-pool seating can include designs such as floating hammocks or fancy chaise arrangements. Additionally, you could create seating above the pool, such as a swim-up lounge or bar area.
The seating around your pool is also important for controlling the atmosphere. Instead of settling on plain lawn chairs, you could opt for luxurious matching outdoor sofas. Wicker is a popular choice for outdoor furniture, as well as waterproofed materials such as poly or resin rattan.
Finally, pool fountains are a great addition to your customized pool design, and come in a huge variety of options. These options range from the simple yet elegant three-tier fountains, to exotic multi-colored jet streams.
You could also install a granite statue fountain, and still have plenty of themes to choose from. Cherubic angels and spitting dolphins are popular choices, as are Greco-Roman statues. The simple fountains and jet streams tend to cost under $100, while larger granite statues can be $500 or higher.
As you can see, there’s a little something for everyone when it comes to creating a customized pool. Installing an in-ground pool by itself can typically run between $6,000 – $20,000 depending on size and materials, but creating a truly customized pool with tons of features will fetch higher prices.
However, whether or not budget is a concern, there are plenty of ways to get creative with your pool design. Whether you’re hosting a pool party to impress visitors, inviting friends over for a game of underwater hockey, or just want to enjoy a gorgeous landscape; combining any of these options will enable you to build the pool of your dreams.
Pleasure Pools has been guiding the residents of South Louisiana to the perfect pool (beautiful, but within budget!) for many years, so give us a call to make your backyard dreams come true!