Outstanding swimming pool design can transform your backyard into an outdoor oasis just like this beautiful resort-style entertaining area. Backyard pools are a great addition to any home because they give your landscape some purpose and create a new and fun area to hang out with family and friends. Even better, they certainly make for an impressive yard. In order to get that wow factor that this home has, it is so important to plan out all aspects of the design of your inground pools well in advance. This includes not only the shape and color of the pool, but also surrounding pool deck, additional water features like fountains, landscaping design, outdoor furniture, and lighting elements.
I have heard great things about fiberglass pools for years, but have been unsure on whether I should commit to that or one of the usual concrete varieties. Fiberglass has been touted for its versatility and ability to be molded into a variety of unique curvy shapes like in this home. Concrete, on the other hand, is less expensive but you do not have as much design freedom. If inground pool prices were not a factor in my decision, I think I would prefer a fiberglass design solely for their beauty and versatility. However, I do want to be conscious of my budget and have a pool installed that will not cause a financial stress -- they are supposed to be fun after all! Our exterior architectural style leans quite contemporary and features a lot of straight lines and simple finishes.
A backyard swimming pool is a great addition for any homeowner that loves entertaining with friends and family, that enjoys swimming as a great form of exercise, or that simple likes spending time outside. These delightful features can be as simple as a midsize rectangular design with surrounding patio paver deck like this house, or a more elaborate infinity or intricately shaped fiberglass unit. The best pool designs for your yard really depend on your budget, size preferences and current landscape. If you want the fun of backyard pools without a high cost, a basic geometric design made of concrete like this one is the best option. Whereas, if you want the water feature to blend a bit more seamlessly into your landscape or have an high end decorative look, I would suggest a cool lagoon style pool.
I have wanted to add a backyard spa or pool to our property for years now, but have avoided it due to the inground pool cost and maintenance requirement. Before seeing this picture, I had never considered simply adding a single lap lane along our existing patio. I love how you can get the same great look and entertainment of a full size pool but with a much less significant commitment. Plus, I think that the slim-lined look of the design is this photo is very sleek and modern -- a layout that would blend perfectly with the more modern architectural style of our home. Perhaps the biggest perk, however, is that small inground pools like this cost (both installation and maintenance) only a fraction of the price of the larger varieties you typically see in back yards.
Pool landscaping has a unique way of creating an envy-inducing outdoor space, and with the right design, any backyard can be transformed into something of true marvel. Of all the typical backdrops that are often included in backyards, none is perhaps more mesmerizing and impressive than stunningly-designed inground swimming pools. They've become an increasingly common staple in homes, and not just for the rich and famous. Backyard pools provide a source of relaxation, family fun frolicking in the sun, lively get-togethers and parties with friends, and even fitness. But inground pools also provide a source of landscaping decadence.
When designing an indoor swimming pool for a recent client we wanted to make sure the space was open and clean but also warm and inviting. We opted for fresh, white walls and neutral, light-colored tiles but added a wood plank ceiling to warm the space. For the pool itself we opted for concrete over fiberglass for a few reasons. While fiberglass inground pools are lower in cost over the long-term, they don’t allow for unique shapes. This client wanted something different that would also look expensive and high quality. Concrete was the best option so we could design a custom shape while also giving the pool an elegant and finished look. Designing an indoor pool is challenging.