Swimming Pool Features

Deciding to invest in a swimming pool for your home is a big decision in itself. Once the design process begins, you will be involved in decision making factors from initial overall design to choosing the swimming pool features that will fit best. Depending on your style, personal lifestyle, and taste there are many swimming pool features to consider incorporating into the design. After the initial decision has been made to add a swimming pool to your property, the process begins for choosing all the details, materials and additions to the overall pool design.

If a kid friendly pool is the goal, some swimming pool features to consider including would be a diving rock, a slide, or a sun deck where it is safer for little kids sit and play.  A large sundeck also allows for lounge chairs to be placed in the water for ultimate relaxation space. Pool accessories such as floats, tubes, snorkels goggles, and a big storage bin to keep outside are sure to be a big hit with every child. Just because a pool is kid friendly, it does not need to sacrifice the stylistic or design elements of the overall swimming pool. Choosing the proper tiles, plaster, and materials used in the pool will help to achieve a classic and mature appearance for all to enjoy.

Pool waterfalls are a popular addition to any style of swimming pool. Repurposing natural boulders or stones from the property are a natural way to add a water feature. Pool waterfalls serve as a focal point of the backyard, often times positioned so that they can be viewed from inside the home. Pool waterfalls add a tranquil and calming noise to the backyard, which also in turn helps to drown out any outside noise or cars passing nearby.

Other swimming pool features to consider would be the patio space, and what to build on or around the patio. The size of the patio will depend on both the size of the pool and the size that the property will allow. The patio serves as the connection from the home to the pool area, swimming pool landscaping ties the entire backyard together. Intimate seating areas can be built into the patio area, as well as areas for poolside dining or lounging. Often times, outdoor kitchens or fire pits are an additional poolside feature that gets built on or around the patio.

When choosing what overall style for your swimming pool, whether modern or rustic, natural or geometric, the pool features to consider will vary. Working with a team of architects, designers and engineers will help you to pick and choose the ideal swimming pool features for your design and lifestyle. Feel free to browse our gallery for ideas and inspiration on the best pool add-ons to consider for your new project.