Top Pool Remodeling Trends for the Summer of 2017
Is your pool looking a little dull and uninspiring? It’s probably time for a remodel. Summers can be unbearable in Arizona, so having a pool that you enjoy is essential to getting through it. You can cool off and relax in your own backyard, letting the cares of the world melt away. But if you have a pool that you hate, being there can increase your stress instead.
Before you remodel your pool, take some time to learn about some of the latest trends to learn about the wonderful things that are possible for your pool. Your pool designer will help you fine tune your vision later with details that will work for your pool and your home.
Here are some of the top remodeling trends we’re seeing for the summer:
Beautiful LED Lighting
Adding lighting to your pool can instantly create an air of sophistication around it. Add colored lighting or programmed lights that come on and off according to a pattern, creating a virtual light show, and you’ve got something truly special. Plus, lighting makes it easier (and safer) to swim at night.
LED lighting is a popular choice for pool lighting because it is energy efficient. You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on energy bills to make your pool look stylish.
Interesting Fire Features
Why settle for having a fire pit next to your pool? Imagine how stunning it would look sitting right in the middle of your pool. Wow your guests and create a meditative center to your pool by putting in fire features like a decorative fire pit or torches. You can also have a grill built into your pool side so that you can serve guests right in the water.
Bountiful Water Features
Water features are just as beautiful as fire features in a pool. Some popular water features right now include small waterfalls, sprays, fountains, and jets. Water features can be placed just about anywhere in or around the pool. For example, sprays can shoot up around a statue in the middle of the pool, or a few of them can line the sides of the pool. The type and placement of the water features will have a huge impact on the overall pool design.
Disappearing Knife Edge
Most pools end with a concrete border. But some pools have what’s known as a “knife edge,” in which the water appears to flow right into the horizon. What actually happens is that the water flows over a small edge into a drain. But it looks like the water has no border.
You will need to have the right landscape to make a knife edge possible. The custom pool contractors in San Tan Valley will survey your property and let you know if it’s possible to add a knife edge to your pool and what modifications are necessary, if so.
Sophisticated Color Choices
Darker colored surfaces are in right now, partly because they create a luxurious, sophisticated look for the pool. Forget about shades of aqua or turquoise – the trend now is to border or tile your pool in colors like navy and emerald. The darker colors also have practical purposes: They hide stains and dirt, and they retain more heat from the sun, which means that you spend less on keeping your pool warm.
The Natural Look
Pools often look like they are designed. They are surrounded by a lot of concrete, and they have a geometric design like a rectangle or a perfect oval. The latest trends reject this designed look in favor of a more natural vibe. Some pools are even designed to look like natural bodies of water.
Unique hardscaping is essential to creating a more natural look for a pool, and that includes using plenty of rocks (not cut stones), xeriscaping, and even some water features. Greenery can also be used strategically in and around the pool to achieve this natural look.