Installing a pool in your backyard is an exciting time. You can’t help but picture all of the fun you’ll have entertaining family and friends, as well as think of the time you’ll spend relaxing by your gorgeous contemporary design pool. There are a lot of choices to consider as you plan your pool and plenty of decisions to be made, but this is also the time to dream! If you’re trying to decide how to make a big impact on your outdoor space, use this as a guide as you let your creativity flow with a contemporary design pool.
Get in Shape
One of the very first decisions to make when planning your contemporary design pool is the shape. This is the time to get creative with the shape of your pool, but there are some things you should consider as you make your decision.
The size and layout of your backyard will play a major role in determining the shape of your pool. For instance, your yard may be long and narrow, or maybe you have a stunning view behind your home. Perhaps a unique layout would work better if you’re building in nontraditional space. These are just a few things to consider when deciding on your contemporary pool design. Thankfully, contemporary design pools are perfect for making the most out of limited space. Their sleek layouts create simple, but dramatic looks, perfect for any backyard.
One of the reasons you’re installing a pool is for relaxation. What could be more relaxing than a spa? As you map out the layout for your new pool, find the perfect spot to add a spa to enhance your outdoor experience. Not only do they add visual interest, they provide multiple health and wellness benefits as well. Let the stresses of the work week fade away as the built-in jets ease tired muscles. Combining a pool and spa gives you the best of both worlds. You can opt for total relaxation in your spa or be more active and swim laps in the pool or splash around with your kids.
On the Edge
You’ve got the shape down, now it’s time to decide on the edge, or coping. There are a few things to consider before making your final choice.
Look is important, and we’ll get to that, but first you want to think about function. If you’ll have children playing in and around the pool, you’ll want to choose coping and even deck materials that provide a more slip-resistant surface. While we’re on the subject of safety, protect everyone’s feet by selecting a material that doesn’t absorb the heat in the dead of summer.
You’ll also need to consider the feel of the material. Rough, sharp surfaces will be uncomfortable for those relaxing at the edge of the pool dangling their feet in the water. You may want to choose a more rounded edge and smoother feel of material for added comfort.
Another option to consider is an infinity edge pool. The obvious benefit to an infinity edge pool is how beautiful and luxurious it is. The not so obvious benefit is in the maintenance. Infinity edge pools are easier to maintain than a traditional pool! The filtration system moves water from the outer pool to the main pool and the water is being filtered and cleaned along the way. Translation: you don’t have to deal with maintenance nearly as often!
You may have chosen a simple shape for your contemporary design pool, but you can add some flair in the finishes. One way to do that is with tile. Choose a type of tile that will fit with the style and look you’re going for with your pool. Tiles come in a range of materials, including glass, stone, porcelain and ceramic. Be sure to select an option that’s durable, but after that your design possibilities are limitless!
One creative way to incorporate tile is to apply it at the water line as an artistic accent. Don’t stop there! You can even tile the entire surface of the pool. For added shine and sparkle, choose glass tiles that will reflect more light.
Mosaics can also take the design up a notch with simple or elaborate options. With customization of everything from color to shape, mosaics can make your pool truly unique. Get inspiration by visiting sites like Pinterest for looks you love and want to imitate!
Now that all of the most important aspects are taken care of, you can really let your creativity flow with additional features that add a flourish to your new contemporary pool.
You don’t typically see big fountains paired with contemporary pools, but that doesn’t mean you have to forego the soothing sounds of rushing water. Adding sheer descent waterfalls will offer a stunning visual as well as the calming effects from the sounds of flowing water.
A contemporary pool is a visual statement. Unique features around the pool area increases the level of elegance and will wow your guests. Fire features are a fantastic way to add visual interest and complement your contemporary design pool.
Fire bowls are a great addition to your contemporary design pool. They’re functional as they provide light around the pool, but they add a bit of magic to the night as the flames are reflected and sway on the water’s surface.
Light It Up
Never underestimate the value of good lighting. The right outdoor lighting can create the perfect ambience for your contemporary design pool while providing safety for fun after dark.
Outdoor lighting can range from subtle to statement making. Whether it’s for the pool, spa or even the landscaping surrounding your pool, the right lighting can transform an afternoon pool party into a magical night.
It’s time to stop dreaming and start planning your contemporary design pool! Get those creative juices flowing and call The Green Scene Landscaping & Swimming Pools today. We’ll offer unparalleled service as well as expert advice on layout and features for your contemporary design pool. Contact us today to start designing your pool!