2017 Pool Design Trends You Don’t Want to Miss!

Publication date : Sunday, January 15th, 2017

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A new year means a fresh start for the interior and exterior design industries. They have to keep things interesting, so they roll out new updates and trends that have people saying, “Wow. I’ve never seen anything like that before.”

Unless you have an unlimited flow of money, you must pick and choose what you plan to update and how often. But, if you are currently in the market for a new swimming pool, we have a list of the most popular trends for 2017. Keep them in mind as you brainstorm ideas. Why have the same looking pool as everyone else in the neighborhood? Bring yours to life with these new design trends.

Eccentric Tile Designs

Gone are the days when every pool had the same white, cookie-cutter tile around the perimeter. Modern pools are graced with a wide array of tile types, textures and colors. Already, we’ve seen a surge in mosaic tiles being integrated into swimming pools. It’s no surprise why, as these tiles are colorful and can be used to make unique patterns. Plus, they aren’t difficult to install.

Another fan favorite that we expect to see more of in 2017 is glass tile. The material is more durable than ceramic or porcelain, and it adds a subtle grace to an otherwise ordinary swimming pool. Glass tiles are available in a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes, so you can put together whatever masterpiece you want!

Sun Shelves

Have you not heard of sun shelves before? Then you don’t know what you’re missing!

Sun shelves are also known as baja shelves, and they are placed in the shallow end of your pool, before the water goes deep. They are perfect for kids, adults and even pets. With the flexibility that a sun shelf provides, the sky’s the limit with what you can do.

Check out some ideas for a baja self on a home design website like Houzz.com. Some are simple and subtle, while others serve as a deck within a pool and include seating areas and water features.

Hydrotherapy Jets

Another trend that we’re seeing pop up more often is hydrotherapy jets. Hydrotherapy jets are ideal for people who have severe muscle tension, but anyone can benefit from them. The therapy uses a water mineral, warm temperature and pressure to rejuvenate the body and provide stress relief.

Like other forms of therapy, hydrotherapy jets don’t require anything artificial. It’s a completely natural way to promote the natural healing response in the body, and you can take advantage of this stress relief at any time. Imagine never having to leave your backyard to get a spa day!

Water Features

Water features will remain popular in 2017. As people look to upgrade their pools, water features are an automatic consideration. Things like waterfalls and fountains add immediate appeal, and the soothing flow of water is amazing for the soul! Not to mention, the addition of water features is an excellent way to add value to your pool and your home.

As you can see, there are many new ideas and concepts that pool owners are going to be taking advantage of in the coming year. If you would like to learn more about updating your current pool or installing a new one, contact Paradise Pools. Now is a great time to get a headstart on your project!

Pool Trends for 2016

Publication date : Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Who’s excited for a brand new pool season? We sure are! As you get yourself ready for the spring season, it’s helpful to know what the latest pool trends are. They may inspire you to do something different with your own pool!


Let’s get started with some of the newest pool trends for 2016.


Infinity Pools


Infinity pools feature a vanishing edge that make them look they go on forever. Infinity pools are visually stunning, and the one edge blends in with the horizon, giving it a truly unique look. The construction is on the more sophisticated side, and the pools are designed to complement a higher-end landscape. If you do choose to build an infinity pool, make sure you hire an experienced installer, as these pools require special construction, hydraulics and plumbing.


Natural Pools


Natural pools are all about nature! They do an excellent job of bringing in elements of nature so that they look as natural as possible. You may see a natural pool that is surrounded with plants, stones, rocks or shallow water. These pools operate differently than a regular pool, too. They use plants to filter out the water and keep it clean rather than a filtration system.


Backyard Spas


Spas are popular places to be after a long week at work, but why pay the high price when you can simply enjoy one in your own backyard? That’s the thought that more homeowners have when looking to upgrade their yard. Attached spas are a nice addition to a backyard that is already filled with the latest features. You can opt for a simple hot tub or an elevated spa with a zero edge overflow. Beautiful!


Custom Decks


Pools can only look as good as their surroundings, which is why you may want to consider giving your deck a facelift. It used to be standard to have a wooden deck surrounding an above-ground pool, or concrete around a built-in pool. But today’s decks are taking on a completely new look that is out of this world. Travertine tiles, for instance, are a great alternative because they are gorgeous, slip-resistant and durable. Plus, they tend to stay warmer in cooler temps, and vice versa. This is a great feature for those who plan to swim in the off seasons.


Looking to do something new with your swimming pool? Give Paradise Pools a call and get the expert advice you’re looking for!