In our first article of this series, we explored the benefits of adding a slide to your backyard pool. That new action-packed feature could lead to even greater enjoyment of your pool this summer, especially for kids, teens, and active adults. But what about upgrading the look of your pool? Coming up with creative ways to spruce up its appearance can give you even more reasons to be excited to open up your pool this year. This second article in our series will focus on some of the features you could consider adding to take your pool to the next level when it comes to design and style.
Give Your Pool a Wow-Factor with Waterfalls & Other Water Features
Nothing says “tropical paradise” quite like a waterfall leading into a gorgeous lagoon. The peace and tranquility such a scene inspires may be enough to help you unwind even after the most stressful day at work. Unfortunately, most people aren’t able to live in an area with close access to a natural waterfall. If you’re a pool owner, however, you can transform your pool into your own piece of paradise by adding a waterfall or other water features. These could include fountains, streams of water, or any number of other eye-catching designs. If you want to go with a natural look, consider adding a waterfall that looks like it’s cascading over rocks. Your friends and family will likely be impressed by its majestic appearance.
Brighten Up the Night with Pool Lights
Another great way to add an aesthetic element to your pool is through the strategic use of lighting. Practically speaking, making sure you have adequate lighting is essential for pool safety if you want to use your pool after dark. But rather than using generic and jarring white halogen or fluorescent lights to illuminate your yard and pool, you can choose from a wide selection of soothing lighting to create the perfect ambiance.
For example, you can install LED lights in just about any color and style. Some are even programmed to change color for your own private light show. You can even incorporate lighting to highlight your new waterfalls and other water features for a truly stunning look.
Along with pool interior lighting, you can add a mix of different lighting options throughout your backyard for an even more charming atmosphere. These options would include solar luminaries along your walkways and lining your patio or deck, strings of holiday lights strung up on trees or fences, as well as torches or other fire features. These kinds of backyard lighting options are a very economical way to add a touch of class to your poolside area. They’re ideal for adding a festive touch to your backyard barbecues and pool parties.
As you can see, these pool enhancing selections will go a long way toward giving your pool the sophisticated look you hope to achieve. In our next article, we’ll touch on a few features you can add to your pool’s internal structure to open up new opportunities for entertaining and relaxation.
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