Pool Trends & Technology
May 1st, 2013 | By: Mitchell Knapp | Industry News
In today’s world, technology seems to keep progressing quicker than anyone can keep up. Everything from the newest versions of cell phones, laptops, televisions and cars, to advances in the internet and advertising, or even just the latest iPhone app, each day seems to bring new developments and popular trends to follow.
It is no different for the pool and pool landscaping industry as well. Imagine a summer evening, leaving work, heading home and being to turn on your spa, pool lights and adjust the water temperature all from your cell phone. Everything is ready for you to enjoy the moment you arrive home. These are no longer just imaginary scenarios but rather, becoming more and more commonplace for homeowners.
Everything is as easy as a touch of a button today. Sending an email, replying to a text, using touch screen phones and using voice commands have become natural in our day to day routines. Advances in pool technology have adapted in the same way. Controlling your own spa and pool system, lighting and temperature controls and even outdoor music systems can all be as simple as a push of a button.
Across the North East region, the entire idea of pools has vastly expanded. Rather than a simple, basic pool, homeowners are now opting for more intricate designs, and creating an entire outdoor oasis within the confines of their own backyard. With a talented landscape architect, a creative vision, and an experienced installation crew, the possibilities for design are entirely unlimited.
Many pool style trends have shifted to include more glass tiles and the use of all natural stones. The planting of Palm Trees is now a common development, and helps to transform a New Jersey swimming pool by giving it a much more tropical feel.
The use of diving boards in the past has evolved into using diving rocks and including a spa like setup, complete with beach entry sundecks. Pools have become more user-friendly, and with water not as deep they allow for more recreational use and sports.
A pool in essence, is the start to creating an entirely new outdoor living space to your home. The addition of patios, outdoor fire pits, barbeques, bars, kitchens, and televisions, is a popular New Jersey trend that is spreading quickly. Poolside additions are a vital factor to consider in planning your backyard. All these outdoors additions transform your pool to become more than something for swimming, but rather an entire new outdoor room for your family and friends to utilize and enjoy.