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7 Backyard Pool Ideas

by | Sep 17, 2020

Robert Markley

Robert Markley is a licensed Landscape Architect with over 20 years of experience working with clients to provide excellence in landscape design, project management, and installation services. He also possesses a rare combination of skills as a horticulturist, licensed Landscape Contractor, and licensed Irrigation Contractor, equipping him to provide a comprehensive and practical approach to any project, big or small. He takes pride in helping our clients envision and create amazing outdoor spaces that are enjoyed now and for years to come.
A backyard pool can do wonders for your backyard by turning it into a resort-style haven for you, your family and your friends. If you are struggling to come up with fresh ideas when it comes to backyard pools, you’ve come to the right place. We will go over seven backyard pool ideas in this post, let’s dive in!
Build an inside spa

If you’re short on space and are looking for a spa and a pool, why not combine them? To separate the spa interior from the pool and complete the spa structure, your contractor will construct a dam wall” with a spillway in order to complete your two-in-one pool/spa.

A lush oasis

If you’re looking to create the ultimate space for backyard relaxation: consider creating a lush oasis. Surround your pool with tons of lush vegetation, trees and beautiful flowers. You will feel like you’re in the middle of a tropical jungle in no time.

Water features 

Adding a waterfall to the edge of your pool or in the middle is another way to showcase your pool’s beauty and have some fun with the design.

Fire features 

We talked about water features, now let’s move on to fire features. Nothing adds that “wow factor” to a backyard pool quite like some fire on top of the pool! These can be added onto any pool to give it a warm, exciting glow that also helps make it a beautiful place while also allowing you to lounge in the water late in the season, and depending where you live, even in the winter months.

Glowing water

Another way to add some ambiance to your backyard is by adding some glowing light to your pool. You can do this by installing underwater lighting. You can choose the color and intensity of the color or there are also multicolored lights that will periodically change color. An evening swim with an evening light show takes the cake in our book when it comes to summertime fun!

Rock walls

You can choose from several different rock wall versions. For example, an embankment, a pile of large stones or an actual wall of rocks. You can use white rocks, gray rocks or a mix, whatever your heart desires! These look especially good when installed underneath waterfalls.

Swim-up bar

For a very dramatic, resort effect, consider building a swim-up bar in your pool. Your poolside bar doesn’t have to take up a lot of room and can be accommodated even with the most compact in-ground pool designs for small yards.

The best thing about these seven pool ideas is that you can choose just one or you can combine a few of them to create the ultimate backyard oasis. We know that whatever you choose, you are going to create a beautiful and luxurious outdoor area that will be enjoyed by friends and family for years and years to come.

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