When considering having a pool installed on your landscape, one of the first questions that comes to mind is, “How do I want my pool to look?” There are many pool design trends that come and go, but finding a design that is timeless will save you time, money, and stress down the road.
Design trends are fleeting, but some styles last forever – and they should be decided upon before the pool is even installed. Adding to or changing a pool that is already installed can be done, but knowing the design of your pool from the start can increase its value and decrease construction time. We’ve compiled some of Blue Haven’s favorite timeless pool designs, featuring additional articles from our blog to help you decide.
Choose Your Pool Type – Vinyl, Fiberglass, or Gunite
Vinyl, Fiberglass, and Gunite are the bases of every inground pool. They all differ in style, price, and quality. Choosing the type of pool that you want can affect how it can be designed and what features should be added, so it should be the first decision that you make.
Being the first and most important decision, doing your research before taking the plunge is a must. To help decide which of these pool types is the best fit for you, take our quiz “Which Pool is Right for You?”
Add an Infinity Effect
Infinity pools are a timeless look that brings feelings of luxury and looks of wonder from your guests. Infinity pools create the optical illusion that the water “drops off” and gives a wall-less view, as seen in many resorts and photo shoots.
The pool isn’t actually without walls, however. It is a beautiful illusion created from good landscaping and multiple levels of elevation. We’ve broken down exactly how infinity pools work and why they leave the illusion that they do in our blog, “How Infinity Pools Work: Optical Illusion Explained.”
Make Your Pool Look Natural
Natural pools are more for aesthetics than swimming, and are made by using a membrane that separates the pool from the outside dirt, stones, and plants, but still gives it a natural look. Waterfalls and flower gardens can also be added, making it look pond-like.
Natural pools do not use chemicals to cleanse water. Rather, it mimics the way that nature cleanses water – with plants. Learn more about this system by reading our blog, “Natural Pools: What Are They And Are They Right for You.”
Increase the Ambiance
Sometimes, the finishing touch on a perfect pool design lies simply in the lighting around it. Adding lights around your pool, fire features, or even light-up water features can make a huge difference when it comes to the appearance of your pool, especially at night.
Our blog, “How to Create Poolside Ambiance,” provides a list of ways to bring poolside ambiance to your backyard and how this can affect your pool’s design.
Choosing your pool design and making it timeless is one of the first and most important decisions to be made when purchasing a pool. Fortunately, the Blue Haven Tulsa team can help. Request a consultation with us, and we’ll be happy to provide our expert advice.