The single thing that I have taken away from all of my research on swimming pool ideas for our backyard is that you really need to make sure that you blend the thing in with the layout and topography of your property as well as with the architectural style of your home and outdoor living spaces. I am not quite sure if it is the carefully planned out pool design ideas or the gorgeous "golden hour" that they photographed this home, but I think that the way that the homeowners laid out this pool and selected softly colored materials that are reminiscent of the shades of the sunset is just breathtaking. I really like the muted aqua shade that they chose for the mosaic tile lining of the pool and the almost rustic looking flagstone deck.
I love the playground-like motif of the swimming pool ideas that this homeowner chose for their backyard. From what I have been seeing on social media and even some of the decorating shows that I watch, the most popular pool ideas 2020 are ones that incorporate unique themes or special areas created solely for entertaining and not necessarily for decor. I think that this backyard qualifies as both (even though I think it is very stylish as well). My favorite part of the entire swimming pool design is actually the Astroturf (or fake grass if that sounds less retro) deck rather than your typical cement or flagstone.
It is really hard to come up with unique swimming pool ideas these days because designers have gotten so creative with layouts, awesome features, and materials. This contemporary style home has some of my favorite backyard pool designs, mostly because they essentially created an adult (or kid) playground out of different water features. There is a large lap pool with a shallow wading end, and then to the side of it there is an awesome (and well sized) hot tub for cooler evenings. The best part is that their pool patio ideas tie each of these major "water zones" together in a way that looks very cohesive and stylish.
The kids were so excited about this backyard when we moved into the home, but I've got to tell you that I could not start researching swimming pool ideas fast enough. I think that this thing looks like something out of a bad water park, and definitely not a luxurious backyard swimming pool that I would enjoy floating in all day. We have never had a home with a pool before so, admittedly, I am not quite sure maintenance requirements, design flexibility, or even how much to budget for any type of changes that we could do. A new neighbor of ours suggested starting out by looking for some easy pool landscaping ideas 2020 that we could use freshen up the areas around the deck, in hopes to spruce up the place without having to touch the actual pool.
I would love to take a vote on here if possible -- do you prefer swimming pool ideas that look as though they are tucked away in some sort of secret garden like this house, or do you prefer more open and modern designs? I definitely fall under the category of secret garden like the house in these pool pictures, but my husband firmly disagrees with me in favor of distinctly modern designs. We are preparing to add a pool to our property so I want to make sure that we narrow down all of the design kinks before we ever even get started. Beyond the backyard pool ideas that we use being a matter of personal preference, does anybody think that one style or another prevails as far as resale? That is certainly something to consider as well.
Wouldn't it be absolutely glorious to be able to have this backdrop be the setting for your swimming pool ideas? I can't imagine having a cute little bungalow set among the gorgeous mountains of Hawaii. The view alone would probably overshadow just about all swimming pool water features you could think to incorporate...so why bother! Haha I'm just kidding. It may be even more important to make your outdoor spaces stylish here because I bet that the people who are lucky enough to live there spend just about all of their time out there. I'm sure that these swimming pool pictures do not even do the space justice, the entire property must be even more fantastic if you are standing out there feeling the wind rustle your hair.