Your swimming pool should be a source of refreshment and relaxation and add to your home’s style. If your pool could use a little help in any or all of those categories, it may be time to think about revamping some core elements of the design: things like swapping a cement floor for tiles, adding color to the walls and border or even expanding upon its size and shape.
But if reconstruction is out of your budget, there are simple steps you can take to make your pool feel new again – without shelling out thousands of dollars on structural design.
While design elements like shape, material and color of the pool itself is one thing – the around-the-pool designs are just as important. While poolside chaises are popular, they’re by no means the only way to bring out your backyard watering hole. Consider a poolside daybed (#12 below), a curated footpath (#3) or even a wall-hugging waterfall (#6) – all of which will make a unique “splash” to rival the pool itself.
Of course, pool maintenance is just as important. Regularly test the pool water and chemical levels to ensure safe levels of chlorine and a clean swimming environment. Regularly check the pump and filter and keep them running (ideally on a daily basis) for proper circulation. And always keep a netting bag or pool rake handy; before every pool use, use it to catch floating leaves and other natural debris. When doing this, poolside decor comes naturally and makes creating your own personal backyard repose all the easier.
Swimming Pool Design Ideas and Inspiration - ImagesIf you’re ready to dive into a pool revamp, check out a few of our favorite pool and poolside ideas – for every budget and every size and style of backyard.
Doesn’t this swimming pool just make you want to dive right in? The magic comes from the bright blue hue of the water – brighter than most, thanks to a blue-tiled pool floor.