Your swimming pool is arguably the focal point of your backyard entertaining area, and the hub of most outdoor summer activities and entertaining. While crystal clear, sparkling water is never going out of style, every year there are new swimming pool trends, and 2017 is no exception. Due to new technology, materials and features, pool design trends are constantly evolving, but this year the focus is on unusual shapes, styles, tech innovations, and custom features. If you’re building a new pool or considering upgrading your backyard oasis, check out these trending features and functions for 2017.
Automated control systems have been incorporated into all areas of home living, from smart appliances to security systems to media and entertainment systems, so it's not surprising to see the trend being embraced within pool designs. Technological advancements ensure that your pool equipment operates at peak efficiency while delivering convenience and flexibility. The ability to control your system from your smartphone while poolside or indoors allows you to adjust lights, fountains, spa jets and audio systems effortlessly. Use a smart phone app, or voice command to dim the pool lights of fire up the water feature.
There is nothing like lighting to enhance your pool’s beauty, set the mood, or create an ambiance for a particular activity or entertainment event. LED lighting offers flexibility, and lends a custom feel to your pool design. Switch colors and set patterns for a relaxing atmosphere or pump it up for an outdoor party with family and friends. LED lighting is perfect for setting the stage for a midnight swim.
Concrete bottomed pools are so yesterday. To keep up with current pool design trends, look for materials of the future such as glass and stone tiles. Stone tiles add pattern and textural interest, and can adapt to a range of styles such as nature-inspired rustic or a Romanesque effect. Glass tiles are stunning when used throughout the pool design. They add a luxurious accent and a luminous, reflective quality to the water. Looking for a custom retreat? Glass tiles in a variety of beautiful colors and patterns can be utilized to evoke a spa-like atmosphere that enhances your swimming experience. By thoughtfully selecting stones, pebbles and glass in the finish, your swimming pool can reflect your design aesthetic and be as unique you are.
One of the biggest draws of a pool is the experience of relaxing and lounging in a spa-like atmosphere. With a built-in ledge, you can relax, sunbathe, and socialize while sipping an adult beverage from your swim-up bar. Stock the bar with juice and sodas, because children love to play on the shallow ledges too. Don’t forget about Fido! Water-loving pets find splash decks and wading areas to be the fun spot when the weather heats up.
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