With warmer weather on the horizon, we’re delving into the swimming pool trends that are taking center stage this year. With staycation on everyone’s mind this year, discover what makes a swimming pool exciting and unique according to landscape trendsetters. Who needs to travel when you have your own personal resort in your backyard? Keep reading to discover the 6 trends that are currently shaping the industry!
1. Small pools are in
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It is a common misconception that you need to have a big yard to install a swimming pool. With a growing population and neighborhoods becoming more compact, our backyards are getting smaller. Instead of robbing yourself from the wonders of having a pool in your backyard, you just need to be strategic about its size and placement. In fact, small is in! Homeowners want to create an outdoor experience where they can incorporate many different elements in their backyard. From a seating area, to an outdoor kitchen and fire pit, homeowners want it all and you can’t have it all if your pool occupies your entire property. Find yourself a landscape professional with an eye for organizing space. Don’t get discouraged with your small backyard. Anything is achievable if you plan it out right.
2. Your new fitness buddy
Deeper pools are in! This type of pool, also called sports pool, is popular among more active homeowners who wish to transform their outdoor feature into an exercise tool. Deeper depth level pools allow for water sports such as water volleyball, lap swimming and even water basketball. You can also take part in water aerobics or any other form of aquatic exercise. If you’re the type that wants to work out in your pool or go for a morning swim without grazing the bottom, this is the feature for you! Stay refreshed while staying fit this summer with a single depth pool!
3. Bring the ocean to your backyard
Saltwater pools have been around for a while but are now more popular than ever! Saltwater is a more natural way of keeping your pool clean, which is what convinces homeowners to make the switch. Typically, to keep your feature properly sanitized, you need high levels of chlorine. However, saltwater can achieve the same results without all the chemicals. Also, you feel like you're swimming in the ocean which is a bonus! Saltwater has also been proven to contain numerous skin-healing minerals, keeping our skin healthy and silky smooth. What more can you ask for?
4. Sit back and relax… in your pool
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Have you ever been to the beach and placed you chair in the shallow water, feeling refreshed and relaxed at the same time? Homeowners everywhere are recreating this feeling in their backyard by installing pool ledges. These features allow you to enjoy the refreshing water of the pool and warmth of the sun all at once. Pool ledges are also part of a broader trend that is multi-level pools. What’s great about this trend is that it is functional for all age groups. Adults can use them to work on their tan and sip on their refreshing drinks, while kids can use them to splash around without having to go into the deep end. Not only are pool ledges practical but they also play into the whole resort theme that is essential in creating a staycation environment in your backyard.
5. Enjoy your pool after dark
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Who said pools are only for daytime? Many homeowners are turning to LED lighting in their pool to enjoy their feature after dark. During warmer months, when summer nights get hot and unbearable, why not jump into the pool for a much needed cool down? With some LED lighting, you can transform your outdoor feature into a fun night swim experience. Not only do they allow you to see better, but many lighting systems offer plenty of different colors for you to choose from so you can set the mood in your backyard!
6. Introducing a new take on pool colors
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What color comes to mind when you think of a pool? Light blue, right? What if I told you that selecting a darker shade for your pool could be beneficial to you? In fact, many homeowners are choosing darker shades for their outdoor features since it has been shown that dark shades attract sunlight better, allowing you to save on heating costs. Furthermore, darker interior pool shades like deep blues, greys and black can create a natural lagoon look and give your backyard a relaxing feel that we long for when on vacation.
You see? You don’t have to go far to feel like you’re on vacation. Swimming pools, big or small, can transport you to tropical destinations within your own backyard.
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