Having a pool of any kind in your backyard can be fun. It’s a space for fun, relaxation, and even exercise. It’s a backyard feature that everyone from the littlest baby to senior citizens can enjoy. But what really makes a pool enjoyable and exciting are the features that you add to it. The right features can provide hours more of fun, relaxation, and exercise for everyone in your home, depending on the features you choose. Keep reading to get a few suggestions of features you can add to improve your pool, recommended by our expert swimming pool builder in Katy, TX.
When most people are thinking about building a swimming pool, their focus is on, well, swimming in it. But as mentioned, pools are used for a lot more than just swimming. Tanning ledges are a multi-functional space that are not only great for little ones to play in but for adults to lounge and relax. Sunbathing in a tanning ledge instead of on the pool deck keeps you cooler, and a shallow play area can let non-swimmers play independently instead of needing to be held in the water. Of course, adult supervision should always be nearby.
Water features are a popular add-on for swimming pools. They add both visual and auditory beauty to your backyard space, and there are countless styles to choose from. Natural, cascading waterfalls can tumble into your pool. Exciting water spouts can leap around the tanning ledge. Depending on what you’re hoping to achieve with your water feature, we can help you choose which type of feature is best suited to your needs.
In addition to adding the relaxing sound of running water to your space, a water feature can also provide additional play for your kids. Swimming under a waterfall or playing with water spouts can be quite exciting for kids of any age. You’ll be amazed just how much time they’ll spend around the water features.
All pools should have some lighting to allow for safe, fun nighttime swimming. But more decorative lighting design can really help to enhance your pool. It can help your water features to glisten and shimmer in the evening. Lighting with changing colors can make a nighttime pool party feel like a dance party. And smart lighting features can allow you to control all of your lights with a remote control, your smartphone, or a preset timer. One of our talented designers can install your pool lighting in a way that is both beautiful and functional.
When thinking about your pool’s design, spend some time thinking about what’s around it. After all, you’re not going to spend all of your time in the pool; you’ll also want to spend some time near your pool, whether you’re sunbathing, grilling, or just lounging and talking with friends. There are so many things you can do with your pool deck’s design. Fire pits with built-in seating, outdoor kitchens, and built-in grills all add more functionality to your decking. Pergolas and overhead shades can make the deck more comfortable. And, of course, you want the overall style of your decking to blend well with your pool’s design and the façade of your home.
So if you’re installing a new pool, consider a pool deck remodel in Katy, TX, or one of these other upgrades to really enhance your swimming pool. These features will make the pool more fun, more functional, and more unique to your home. Contact us today to begin discussing the features you would like in your new pool design.