Thinking about adding a pool to your backyard? While an investment, a swimming pool can completely change the feel of your backyard, offer hours of fun for your family and add a sense of serenity to your home. Nowadays, pools are just as customizable as almost any other feature in your home- and can match just about any design style.

Unsure of where to start? Draw your inspiration from photos on Pinterest or of resort pools you want to mimic. Next, think about the ways you’ll want to use your pool. Are you looking to swim laps or use it for lounging around? This information can help your builder create a blueprint that fits your needs, and implements fun features that will cater to your lifestyle.

If you desire an elevated look, take a look at many of the different design trends that are currently popular. “Infinity pools” or vanishing edges give the illusion that your pool is never-ending, rather than being bordered by a sharp edge- a great way to give the illusion that a pool is bigger than it really is. You can even add a submerged sun deck upon the entrance of your pool, which allows a place for lounge chairs while still being in the water. These decks are a safe place for small children and pets to enjoy pool time as well! If you love to host, a swim-up bar area might be a good idea. A row of underwater stools to one side of the pool offers a place for guests to sit and eat.

Of course, in 2020 there is plenty of smart technology available to enhance your pool experience and aid in easier maintenance. There are light systems that allow users to customize the color and set it to a timer or to the beat of the music. Additionally, there are systems that monitor the pool’s pH balance, when to change the filters and much more to reduce the amount of manual upkeep!

In the past, pools have had mostly light-colored interiors, but trends are now shifting towards darker tones. Many homeowners prefer darker tones to make them feel more relaxed- reminiscent of a lake or a lagoon. However, ocean lovers may prefer a lighter colored pool- it’s all about how it makes you feel!

One thing to note, because darker colors trap heat, you’ll use less energy when going to heat your pool than you would with a lighter lining. Ultimately, this could save you a lot of money overtime! Lastly, incorporating natural elements like rocks, waterfalls, and plants to your pool’s landscape adds a little something extra to the area and can really help to elevate the overall design!

Once you’ve taken the time to think through all your options, you can begin reaching out to your contractor so that they can start building a plan for your backyard, full of features you may not have even considered! If you’re ready to start discussing, give us a call at (310)-717-8963 or email us at vincent@williamsonconstruction.com