The mid-century modern backyard swimming pool has come a long way. Inground designs from that era have drastically changed over the decades, giving way to more sophisticated, contemporary looks. Having some of these characteristics still present in your backyard space can make your pool look dated. If your swimming area appears to still belong in the 1960s, an update may be long overdue.
Five ways to upgrade your dated swimming pool are:
One aspect of your swimming area that can make your pool look dated is the fencing. While aluminum fencing was popular in the past, it is no longer the only choice for fencing material. Newer materials like glass, vinyl, and wood will give your backyard a much more contemporary look. In addition to aesthetics, these materials also provide increased privacy and safety.
Tile is another component of your pool that can cause it to look outdated. Mid-century swimming pools commonly featured ceramic, porcelain, and mosaic tiles in bright blues and teals, which doesn’t always fit today’s minimalistic backyard look. Installing updated tile can instantly freshen up your pool’s appearance. Consider material options like all-glass or stone tiles and color schemes like beige or earth tones.
For decades, the exotic, tropics-inspired pool design dominated homeowner’s preferences. This style features lush trees, tropical plants, and accent rocks. However, backyards that lean too far into the resort look can make the whole space look dated. With some sophisticated touches, though, this style can still work in a modern setting. Adding accents and water features like a grotto waterfall, integrated landscaping, and a spillover spa will maintain the resort feeling without looking overdone.
A cracked or worn-out patio is a sure sign of an outdated pool. Resurfacing the deck area surrounding your swimming pool can make the space look and feel significantly more current. Many options are available for new deck material, including brick, poured or stamped concrete, concrete or natural stone pavers, spray deck, or custom stone masonry. While you resurface your deck, you can also reconfigure the area to better suit how your family uses the backyard pool.
In the past, pool builders almost exclusively used plaster for interior pool finishes. While this material is still available for new and remodeled pools, several modern alternatives, such as pebble or quartz finishes, can update your backyard style. Pebble finishes are stunning, highly resistant to staining, and will last for decades. Quartz is another option for your pool’s interior. Quartz has an attractive speckled color and is available in an array of whites, blues, tans, teals, and grays to fit any preference.
If your pool looks dated and needs renovation, look no further than Pools By Design. We complete remodels for pools in Tucson and the surrounding areas that are as beautiful as they are functional. Our team shares a commitment to providing excellent service and a mindful approach to giving our clients the outdoor swimming space of their dreams.
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