Interested in upgrading your pool this year? There are a lot of new changes and trends coming to traditional home pools this year. Check out the growing pool trends for 2018 and what makes them so exciting!
More Affordable Automation
Pool automation, such as automated cleaning bots, are great for maintenance and help keep your pool looking great. However, these kinds of automation features have been on the pricey side in the past, keeping many pool homeowners uncertain whether they should invest. Expect to see automated features grow more common and more affordable. Pool owners will soon discover where these features fit into their maintenance plan.
For many years, the typical pool trended toward lighter colors — something about it just felt right. But over time, people began experimenting with darker pool colors, and the practice has become a full-fledged trend. Dark colors like navy or natural greens hide stains more efficiently, give pools a more intimate feeling, and may match the rest of the yard. If you are planning a new pool hue, take a look at darker shades available and consider how they would look in your pool.
Shallow ledges have been a standard luxury pool feature for a few years now, and we're seeing that spill out into mainstream backyard pools for several reasons. Shallow ledges remain friendly to kids taking their first dip (under the eye of a watchful parent, of course). They are also frequently called "sunning ledges" because it's easy to relax in the water while your upper body soaks up the sun. This is also useful on humid or hot days when you can retreat to the ledge to cool down a little. They also provide more options for artistic expression and different colors in your pool!
More Organic Settings
Surround your pool with a concrete border and grass — that's been the usual practice for years now. However, this year we're seeing many projects trend toward landscaping that creates an organic environment. This means surrounding the pool with local rocks, trees, and shrubs to make it seem more like a natural pool welling up in your yard. Maintenance costs are higher and they aren't as pet or kid-friendly, but these organic pools are very popular among adults.
Likewise, adult-focused pools are used a lot more at night than more traditional backyard pools. That means an extra need for lights, both in and out of the pool (and waterproof, of course). We're seeing a major pickup in pools with multi-colored lighting, LED lighting projects for innovative lighting around the pool, and creative uses of lamps, directional lighting, and more.
Interested in learning more about a particular design trend or how much a project would cost for your particular pool? Contact us today at Pierce Pools & Outdoor Visions to schedule your consultation!