There is nothing better on a hot summer day than a cool dip in a pool.
Why not include the pool of your dreams in your own backyard to provide some relief from the sweltering sun? Pools come in all shapes, sizes, and designs – there is an option for every taste and space.
Working with a limited space? Long lap pools can be a perfect solution to a small backyard for active swimmers. Use the lap function for a great workout or let friends and family take a dip while you entertain. Lay out neutral-colored stones and plant tall trees to create a natural look while also creating privacy for you and your guests.
Pools do not always have to be surrounded by concrete decks. If you are looking for a sophisticated and softer look, consider a thin concrete frame surrounded by lush grass. By adding gradual steps to one end, it allows swimmers to safely enter the water without the use of a railing, yet another great feature of this design.
For the days where a dip into the pool isn’t quite enough relief from the heat, consider covering part of the pool patio with an enclosed porch. By providing an area of shade, as well as a way to install additional cooling options, you can enjoy all the best aspects of a summer day while bring protected from the sun. Use outdoor furniture and potted plants to help make the perfect entertainment space.
Want to make your pool your family’s grand escape? Planting tropical flowers and trees will bring a beautiful island vibe to your pool. Install a waterfall for a peaceful sound and include a slide for additional pool time fun. Your friends and family will be having such a good time they’ll forget they’re not on vacation!
If you find yourself entertaining often during the summer months, make your pool the focal point of your backyard. By creating a large pool, it allows for lots of water activities. Also, consider setting up a large slide that the kids will love. For the adults, include a small hot tub off to the side for relaxation. Set up lounge chairs and swing sets so that everyone can enjoy the summer days together.
Including a pool in your backyard will surely make even the hottest of days fun and entertaining.