Who wants a vacation in a luxury resort when you can laze around or take a plunge in a beautiful swimming pool in your backyard?
Well, you might still want a luxury vacation, but there’s no doubt about one thing — a beautiful pool is a source of pride for any Aussie home. It’s not just about beating the summer heat. A well-designed pool can be the focal point that ties together all the elements of your outdoor space. Or, it can be a head-turning statement piece all on its own.
Here are some features and ideas that will inspire you to create a backyard pool that will turn your guests green with envy.
A bar in the pool
You wouldn’t have to get out of the water to get a refill of your champagne flute. What better way to level up your swimming experience than an integrated swim-up bar that not only takes care of in-pool refreshment but also saves space?
Play with the lights
Underwater LED lighting offers a wide range of options to beautify your backyard pool. You could also consider a circadian rhythm light system for your pool that will change colour according to the internal clock settings.
Natural landscaping around the pool
Be it your backyard pool or an indoor one, utilise a part of the space around the pool with natural landscaping, using rocks and real plants to add to the overall design aesthetics with a pop of natural colours.
Lounging around the pool
How cool will it be to get daybeds and cabanas for your poolside instead of the typical lounge chairs? The setup will effortlessly induce a swanky pool club feel right in your backyard and make relaxing around the pool so much more fun.
Get a smart pool
Showcase a smart pool with pool and spa controls, thermostat, and lighting – all controlled through a smartphone over Wi-Fi. No worries over the pool water turning cold or any other hindrance to a calm and soothing dip.
Add a waterfall
How can you miss out on adding drama to your swimming pool with a sheer waterfall feature? This part deck jet and part waterfall feature cascade down into your pool, making it a delight to watch.
Turn it into your personal spa
Notch up the luxe quotient of your backyard pool with a custom spa. Take care of your fitness with laps in the pool or splash around but end it with a relaxing soak in the integrated spa.
Ditch the conventions
Space permitting, you could have an indoor-to-outdoor swimming pool that allows you to enjoy a comfortable and private splash indoors, or if you are in the mood for it, a dip out in the sunny waters too. Custom swimming pools from Mr Pools can be a great way to design your pool just the way you want.
Create a beach vibe
Switch the ladder for climbing in and out of the water with a beach-style entry. Ask your contractor to incorporate a gradient slope into the pool, creating a semblance of wading into the ocean or a lake.
Tell us, which of these ideas do you like best and would love to add to your backyard pool?