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Designing an outdoor living space around your pool is an exciting opportunity to transform your backyard into a luxurious oasis where you can relax, entertain, and make unforgettable memories. By incorporating thoughtful landscaping ideas, creating functional outdoor kitchen and entertaining areas, and providing comfortable seating options, you can enhance the beauty and functionality of your pool area. In this blog, we will guide you through the process of creating an outdoor living space that will elevate your poolside experience.
Landscaping plays a vital role in creating a harmonious outdoor living area that complements your pool. Start by selecting plants and trees that thrive in your climate and provide the desired aesthetic appeal. Incorporate a mix of colorful flowers, lush greenery, and ornamental grasses to add texture and visual interest. You can also use natural stone or decorative pavers to create pathways, retaining walls, or flower bed borders. Lastly, consider adding landscape lighting to illuminate your pool area, highlighting its beauty even during nighttime gatherings.
An outdoor kitchen is a fantastic addition to your poolside oasis, allowing you to prepare meals and entertain guests without missing out on the fun. Include essential elements like a grill, refrigerator, sink, and ample counter space for food preparation. Consider adding a bar or a built-in dining area where guests can gather and enjoy delicious meals in the open air. To upgrade the space even further, install a pergola or a retractable awning to provide shade and create a comfortable space for dining and socializing.
Comfortable seating is necessary when designing an outdoor living space around your pool. Provide a variety of seating options to cater to different preferences and occasions. Consider installing stylish lounge chairs for sunbathing and relaxation, durable and weather-resistant outdoor sofas and loveseats for casual conversations, and a dining table with chairs for the ultimate dining experience. You can also incorporate waterproof cushions and pillows to add comfort and a pop of color to your seating areas.
In addition to landscaping, outdoor kitchen areas, and comfortable seating, incorporating pool features and enhancements can further elevate your outdoor living space. Consider installing water features such as cascading waterfalls, elegant fountains, or soothing spa jets to add a touch of serenity and visual appeal. LED lighting systems can create a vibrant and inviting atmosphere as well, allowing you to enjoy your pool even during evening gatherings.
If you want to enhance the overall ambiance, adding a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace can provide warmth, a cozy focal point, and extend the usability of your outdoor living space into the cooler months. By integrating these captivating features into your pool design, you can create a truly stunning and memorable oasis.
Your backyard is more than just a pool — it’s an extension of your home and a place where memories are made. Start your journey toward the ultimate outdoor living space today with Pools By Design. Our team of experienced professionals will work closely with you to design and build your dream poolside oasis. Together, we will create the perfect outdoor living space around your pool that you and your loved ones will enjoy for years.
Designing a pool and backyard space that reflects your personal style is an exciting endeavor. It’s an opportunity to create a relaxing oasis that showcases your unique taste and enhances the overall ambiance of your property.
Whether you prefer a sleek and modern aesthetic or a tropical paradise, here are some tips to help you add personal style to your pool and backyard:
Selecting a theme can provide a cohesive look and feel to your pool and backyard. Consider themes like Mediterranean,tropical, contemporary, or rustic, depending on your preferences. The theme will serve as a guiding principle for all your design choices. This doesn’t mean you have to strictly follow the theme for all aspects of your design, but it can be a good start.
The pool deck plays a significant role in the overall appearance of your pool area. Explore different materials such as travertine, flagstone, or concrete with decorative finishes. Incorporate patterns or colors that align with your personal style to create a striking pool deck that complements the surrounding landscape.
Landscaping is crucial for setting the tone and enhancing the aesthetics of your pool area. Choose a variety of plants, flowers, and trees that align with your preferred style. If you prefer a tropical paradise, opt for lush palm trees, vibrant flowers, and dense foliage. For a modern look, choose sleek, minimalistic plants that create a clean and contemporary atmosphere. Be sure to consider upkeep, and consider drought-resistant plants that grow well in Arizona.
Water features can elevate the beauty and tranquility of your pool area. Consider adding cascading waterfalls, bubbling fountains, or soothing spa jets. These features not only add a touch of elegance but also provide a calming ambiance that enhances your pool experience.
Strategically placed lighting can transform your pool and backyard into an enchanting oasis, especially in the evening. Incorporate landscape lighting along pathways, in trees, and around the pool area to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Opt for energy-efficient LED lights that allow you to customize the colors and intensity based on your mood or event.
Choosing the right outdoor furniture is essential for creating comfortable and inviting spaces around your pool. Select furniture pieces that align with your style, whether it’s sleek and modern, rustic and cozy, or tropical and vibrant. Consider options like loungers, dining sets, hammocks, and umbrellas that provide both functionality and aesthetics.
Adding personal touches through decorative accents can truly make your pool and backyard space feel like your own. Hang artwork, install a stylish outdoor mirror, or incorporate decorative screens that add visual interest and reflect your personality. Display potted plants, lanterns, or sculptures that align with your chosen theme to create a cohesive and visually appealing environment.
To make your pool area more versatile and comfortable, consider incorporating shade structures. Pergolas, gazebos, or retractable awnings provide relief from the sun and allow you to enjoy your poolside retreat throughout the day. Choose materials and designs that complement your overall style and create a harmonious blend with the surrounding elements.
While personalizing your pool and backyard, don’t forget about safety. Install secure fencing, ensure proper lighting for nighttime visibility, and have safety equipment readily available. Combining style with safety measures ensures a worry-free environment for you and your loved ones.
When bringing your vision to life, partnering with an experienced custom pool builder is essential. Their expertise and attention to detail will help you transform your ideas into a stunning reality. Look for a builder who has a portfolio of successful projects and positive customer reviews, ensuring they can deliver at the highest level.
If you’re ready to take your backyard to the next level, Pools By Design can help. Our experienced builders can turn your vision into reality and create a truly customized oasis.
Creating a sustainable pool design is becoming increasingly popular as pool owners look for ways to reduce their environmental impact. With the right design, materials, and energy-saving features, it’s possible to create a backyard swimming area that is both environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing.
Here are eight steps to creating a sustainable pool design:
Where you choose to build your pool can significantly impact its sustainability. There are a few factors to balance. For example, keeping the pool in a sunny area reducing heating costs for cooler months, but it can increase the rate of evaporation. In Arizona, shade is usually preferable to direct sunlight since we already have a long swimming season. Optimizing the location will help keep your energy costs down.
The type of materials you use for the pool and its features can also affect its environmental impact. Try to choose sustainable materials that will last for a long time. For example, opt for a concrete pool instead of a vinyl-lined one, as vinyl is less durable and requires more energy to manufacture.
Another way to increase pool sustainability is to look for features that will help reduce energy costs over time. Consider investing in a pool cover that will help keep the pool temperature consistent and reduce the need for a heater. You can also invest in energy-efficient pumps and motors.
A fourth sustainability tip is to choose low-maintenance and drought-resistant plants for your landscaping. These plant types will reduce your need for additional water, fertilizer, and chemicals to keep them looking their best.
You can use natural resources like solar energy to reduce energy costs and environmental impact. Consider installing solar panels on your roof or in the pool area that allow you to generate your own electricity and heat the pool water.
Water conservation is another crucial aspect of sustainable pool design. To reduce water waste, consider installing low-flow fixtures and a timer on the pool pump. You can also collect and reuse rainwater or greywater to fill and top off the pool.
At Pools By Design, we consider more than just the aesthetic features of your pool; we want to help you create a space that will last for years to come. Sustainability is one of our top priorities as a pool building company. We can help you choose the right energy-efficient features to reduce long-term costs and environmental impact.
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Building pools is our passion. We’re here to turn your backyard into an oasis. With an extraordinary level of customer service and attention to detail, we work closely with our clients to understand their needs, site challenges, and personal style. We believe that maintaining such a strong customer relationship allows us to build a better swimming pool. Getting to know you and your family will also give us the information to base a design on the ebb and flow of your daily life and activities. We are committed to building beautiful pools that leave our customers happy and satisfied for years to come.
While researching pool companies for our new home build, I was looking for a pool company that could help conceptualize, give advice and in the end, build a pool that had fit our family needs. While several came out and provided us bids, Ken and Pools by Design really stood out. It was actually a very easy choice. He not only gave great suggestions, but he also worked seamlessly with our builder and landscaper. He builds pools the way he would want one built for himself. His communication while building was timely and so was his over all scheduling, finishing right on time. He uses the best of the best from an equipment standpoint and sub stand point. His work on our pool and the rest of his portfolio speaks for itself! We couldn’t be happier and refer all of our pool shopping friends to Ken and Pools by Design!
Talented design and construction team. Enjoyable experience. Would do it again.
When we decided to put a pool in our irregular and large backyard, we knew that we would need someone with a vision. My husband and I researched pool companies in our area, read the horror stories of bankrupt companies and got estimates from those we found reputable. Ken came out and clearly stood out from the rest of the pool companies we had visited. He designed a pool that fit our space beautifully, his wife, Marianne, brought it to life with a landscape design that we could easily visualize and they made it a reality right in our backyard! Every step was overseen well and any problem that arose was quickly resolved by a great staff. Scott was excellent to work with and if he didn’t have an answer himself, quickly found one. We made the right choice with Ken and Pools by Design!
We highly recommend Pools By Design! Ken, Maryanne, Tracy and all of the hardworking crews were top notch! From start to finish we were kept informed of the progress and knew exactly when each step would be completed. We were impressed with how quickly our pool was installed, especially with us living in a rural area. Pools by Design offered the most affordable price and installed a beautiful pool that we will enjoy for many years to come!
Our company has worked with a number of contractors and builders. Ken and Pools By Design are absolutely at the top. Their organization, professionalism and service are second to none and the end product shows that every time. It’s nice working with someone who has character and respects his subs and customers. Ken is a real class act with fresh designs and a positive attitude. He and his company are truly 5 star!
It was such a pleasure working with Pools By Design. The team was professional and punctual. The quality and workmanship is the best of the best in the industry.
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