With January already flying by, we’re now completely in the midst of 2020, and some design trends are already starting to emerge. So, if you’re looking to build a pool to enjoy this summer, now is a great time to draw some inspiration and do some planning. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the choices currently popular across the industry.
Saltwater pools, although they aren’t new, are continuing to grow more and more in popularity. And while saltwater pools aren’t technically chemical-free (they actually create their own chlorine), they don’t require external chlorine to be added in order to stay clean. This means they require less maintenance, and many owners report softer feeling water that is gentler on their skin and eyes.
However, some pool owners have taken this trend to the next level by embracing the natural swimming pool. Natural pools use no chemicals at all. Instead, they replicate nature’s process of filtering through their unique design that featuring a “regeneration zone,” utilizing all types of plants to clean the water. Additionally, these pools don’t need to be closed for winter as many backyard pools do.
Pool Bars and Seating Areas
Another growing trend is the inclusion of built-in sitting areas. Why limit your self to a simple wrap-around step when you could have a built-in bar or a full ledge to relax on? If you’d like to use your pool as a personal getaway or party-hosting centerpiece, this is the perfect design feature for you. The best part, of course, is that you can customize your bar or seating area to accommodate your exact needs and ideas.
Darker Water Colors
And while you’re thinking of designing your pool as your own personal oasis, you might consider the trend of darker water colors as well. Traditionally, pools have featured light blue colors in order to mimic the color of the sea, but many people have given this staple a darker twist by choosing a color more closely resembling a lagoon. In addition to an arguably more elegant look, darker colors also retain heat better, helping your pool stay warmer for a little longer, so there’s some function that comes along with the fashion.
With LED lights and smart home accessories becoming more affordable and accessible, you can imagine that pool lighting choices will continue to become more interesting. This means ambient lighting is sure to keep its place on the design trend list for this year. It’s for more than just helping you see, too! Color changing setups allow you to craft whatever type of mood you’d like with just a few clicks. At the end of the day, it’s actually a fairly inexpensive way to give your new pool the sophisticated look you’ve always imagined.
If any of these trends have you motivated, we’d love to help you take the next step! It’s our joy to build quality, beautiful pools for families like yours, and we’d be honored to be your partners throughout the pool building process. You can schedule an appointment today for a free, no-pressure, in-home consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!