Your backyard pool is an investment in your home, family, and your lifestyle. So, you want to ensure your pool design complements your needs and your taste.
Designers at Blue Haven offices around the country build beautiful swimming pools for every budget, with efficient, cost-cutting technology that saves you money.
Pool waterfalls are a fantastic way to enhance your swimming pool and add elegance to any backyard space. They can be installed on any size or shape pool and are easy to build.
Stewart Vernon, the owner of Waterscapes of America, notes that adding a waterfall to your pool can also help enhance the filtration system and act as a noise barrier. Additionally, it helps purify the pool’s water and prevent algae.
There are many different types of waterfalls to choose from, including laminar jets and raised fountain walls. Generally speaking, these features are best added as part of an existing pool design.
2. Rain Curtains
Rain curtains, also known as water walls, are a great way to accent certain areas of your pool design. They can be a beautiful addition to any type of custom swimming pool.
These water features fall from a wall or overhang and drop into your pool, creating a waterfall that sounds similar to falling rain. They can be installed on a pergola roof or overhang to create this effect and can be easily automated.
Rain curtains also allow for a variety of configurations, such as multiple streams of water or a broadsheet. These can be very sculptural and add drama to the design of your backyard oasis.
3. LED Lighting
LED lighting, which is often used in flashlights and Christmas tree lights, is long-lasting, energy efficient, and offers a variety of color options. You can use them to illuminate your pool during daytime family fun or create a moodier ambiance for after-dark gatherings.
There are many different types of LED lighting to choose from, including floodlights, spotlights, and strip lighting. They come in a variety of colors that will draw attention to your property’s best features while still offering an even-toned glow to the area you want to light up.
One of our favorite ways to incorporate LED lighting into custom swimming pool designs is with rain curtains and fountains. These features create a visual effect that mimics a falling rain and makes for calming sounds while creating a beautiful light show during night swims.
4. Plumbed Statues
A plumbed statue is a fun and novel way to add an eye-catching touch to your pool design. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they can also be a great way to engage your family and guests. Unlike the traditional swimming pool, a plumbed statue is essentially freestanding, and it can be designed to accommodate any size and budget. It is a good idea to consider the best time for installing these adornments and ensure they are incorporated into your pool design plans as early on in the construction process as possible. The pool is also the perfect place to experiment with different types of lighting for your custom swimming pool design, and it can be a fun and educational experience for everyone involved.
5. Outdoor Kitchen
One of the best ways to add functionality and versatility to your pool design is to install an outdoor kitchen. This feature will make entertaining guests outside much easier and more fun while adding a new dimension to the aesthetic of your backyard.
Whether you’re looking for a sleek, minimalist look or something more dramatic with in-pool lighting, the right pool design will bring your outdoor kitchen to life.
Choosing the finish options is the fun part, as there are a ton of different colors and styles to choose from. Let us help you select cabinet style and color, countertops (granite, marble, quartz, and more, appliances, and backsplash.