Picture your dream pool and how you would use it. Chances are that you aren’t only picturing time spent in the pool itself, although this is certainly a big part of the experience. You’re also probably thinking about lounging poolside and listening to the sound of water features, cooking a meal for your family on the grill, or perhaps hosting a pool party with many people enjoying themselves in and out of the water. All of these scenarios illustrate just how much of a difference the area around your pool makes.
Keeping these three aspects of the pool area in mind will ensure it matches your vision:
One of the many big-picture decisions you’ll have to make when building a pool is its size. When you’re making this choice, be sure to keep deck space in mind. Your deck is where many guests will be during parties, and it’s also where you’ll be lounging whenever you’re outside of the pool itself. If your deck is too small compared to your pool, it can make it more difficult to fully enjoy your backyard.
Aesthetics also make a big difference when it comes to your pool deck. Choose materials that match the design of the pool as well as your home. This creates a beautiful area where you’ll love spending your time.
The outdoor furniture you choose can elevate your poolside experience. Use the style of your pool as a guide, and also consider how you plan to use the space. For example, an infinity pool often looks great with resort-style furniture for a high-end backyard design, whereas a traditional pool may be better suited to a more classic style.
If you have a large family or plan to entertain often, you’ll need to ensure you have enough seating areas to accommodate everyone who will use the pool. On the other hand, if you plan to have fewer swimmers over at any one time, having a few lounge chairs may be less cluttered.
Of course, your personal preference plays a big role in what types of poolside furniture you should choose. This is an opportunity to make your backyard your own.
As you build your custom pool, you can also add outdoor living features to take your backyard to the next level.
Some options include:
The landscaping around your pool should match the overall aesthetic of your yard. The pool-building process is a great opportunity to add landscape elements that help you achieve this goal.
Sitting around a fire pit on a cool night while looking out at your pool is a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Adding a poolside fire pit is a great way to make your backyard feel welcoming.
An outdoor kitchen is one of the most versatile and high-end outdoor living features you can build. You can customize this space based on your preferences, whether you prefer a simple yet elegant barbeque island or a full kitchen with a sink and outdoor storage space.
At Pools by Design, we can turn your backyard dreams into reality by focusing on the pool itself, as well as the entire poolside experience.