If you’re interested in adding a pool to your home, a little inspiration won’t hurt. Just as landscaping and interior trends change from year to year, so do pool design trends. Let’s take a look at some of the most exciting, innovative ideas that homeowners are enjoying this very minute!
One of the newest trends for modern swimming pools is the use of glass tiles. Ceramic tiles have been traditionally used in swimming pools, but they have a slew of problems such as cracking, breaking or generating scum. Glass tiles, on the other hand, are more durable and aesthetically pleasing. They are harder to break compared to ceramic tiles, and their reflective nature can actually make your pool look larger. Glass tiles are being used in many ways, such as for edging, hardscaping or pool walls.
Traditionally, swimming pools have featured a freeform style. Today’s pools are taking on geometric designs equipped with squares, circles and rectangles. The advantage to geometric pools is that they utilize the backyard space better and can incorporate hardscape features such as lighting, rocks and gardens. Not to mention, geometric pools can easily match the homeowner/swimmer’s personality.
With a built-in pool, there are endless options for hardscaping features. Travertine is a popular pick since its beautiful, natural and durable. Paver stones come in an extensive selection of colors, styles and sizes. These tiles stay cool even on the hottest days and add unprecedented beauty and tranquility. Plant flowers and shrubs or arrange potted plants, and you have an oasis right in your backyard.
Integrated Hot Tubs
Hot tubs and swimming pools go together like peanut butter and jelly, but it’s only been recently that hot tubs are being integrated into the pool instead of being separate. The most popular option is to have the hot tub raised so that you get a good view of the pool when you’re relaxing. It’s also nice to have everything seamlessly together so you don’t have to get out of the pool to use the hot tub, or vice versa.
What pool trends inspire you?