Making a Splash With a Designer Pool

by Mike Bowling 09/08/2019

You dream of warmer weather and the fun you can have in a pool. All types of pools can provide fun summer memories. City, community or backyard pools are places to cool off and play in the warm sunshine. Some of these pools have diving boards or water slides. More creative pools have separate areas for each ability levels to access the pool areas that may include splash pads or waterspouts. Today's pool designs are only limited by the imagination. Designing your dream backyard may consist of a custom designed pool. What would you include?

You can watch pool designer shows that can give you ideas for your dream pool. Pinterest is a wonderful resource to research exceptionally unique pool features. Depending on the area available to build the pool you can add all sorts of features to the pool design itself. Grottos are caves that can make pool time an adventure for mermaids and pirates alike. The layout can incorporate a war bar or seating area within the grotto. Waterfalls are a favorite feature and can help with water circulation and feed a fun waterslide if you desire. What designers call a beach walk in or zero walk-in entry to allow all ages and ability level entry into the water.

Pool accessories enable you to create an entertainment environment that everyone will want to hang out and play. Lounge chairs are standard, but you can add standing fans the spray light misting water to keep you cool. Large floats with cupholders are useful, but perhaps mounted water guns for that epic water battle are more your speed. There are plenty of options for games like water volleyball or basketball equipment made for use in the pool environment. Maybe hosting a movie night would be something you dream of doing. Large movie screen poolside and guests float in or lounge by the pool. A state-of-the-art sound system can complete any movie experience. 

Providing shady areas for refuge from the blazing sun come in all sorts creative and colorful styles. Cabanas for one or more are great for not only sun shade but for setting up a food and beverage area or a private changing-area for guests. Sun sails are beautiful options to not only add shade over a pool but create architectural interest. Finally, strategically placed umbrellas or awnings can make for excellent gathering places around the pool to enjoy.

Check with your realtor for information on homes with room to build your dream pool playground.

About the Author

Mike Bowling

 Mike Bowling began his real estate career in 1991. One of the top rated agents in Yuma AZ. Rank as America's Best Real Estates agents in the United States by Real Trend for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

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