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7 Pool Trends You Don't Want to Miss

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Extravagant pools are no longer just things to be featured on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. With the boom of the luxury building materials industry, homeowners have more access than ever to great materials to build the pool of their dreams. With a little inspiration and creativity, you can create your own luxury pool that is sure to make your neighbors jealous. Here are our favorite pool trends to help get you started.

1. Unique Shapes

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Don’t be square when it’s time to start building your pool. Plain rectangular pools, while popular, are boring. The easiest way to create a one-of-a-kind pool is to pick a unique shape. Choose something that fits your yard or something that reflects your own aesthetics.

2. Swim-Up Bars

Swim Up Bar"Swimming pool bar, Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, Bangkok" by David McKelvey is licensed under CC BY 2.0

If you’re still in the beginning design phases of your pool, consider opting for a swim-up bar. If you plan on having adults over to swim, a poolside bar is a fun and easy way to keep the party going while providing that “wow” factor that is sure to make your friends jealous. And if a permanent bar isn’t in the budget, you can always opt for a moveable cart once your pool is built.

3. Flowing Patios

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Blending your patio and poolscape together is a great way to make your backyard feel even bigger and more impressive. Choose a material like pavers with a high solar reflectance index that can incorporate easily into both a patio and a pool deck. Using the same material throughout the entire space helps create a cohesive design that will let the beauty of your pool shine.

4. Fire Features

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If you’re really looking to up the “wow” factor of your pool, think about playing with fire. More and more pool designers are installing fire pits or even fireplaces along the perimeter pool. It’s a great way to provide warmth and natural light while you swim as well as a striking visual element.

5. Water Features

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If fire features aren’t your style, you can get a similar effect with waterfalls and fountains. Adding a water feature to your pool is an easy way to add dimension to your space. Plus, the gentle sound of running water can create a calming space for you to relax and enjoy your pool.

6. Colored Lighting

Colored LIghting"Pool" by David Mertl is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Another simple upgrade that you can add after your pool is built is colored lights. Whether you incorporate uplighting on the perimeter of your pool or use a colored bulb in your pool’s light fixture, colored lighting adds visual interest to your poolscape.

7. Plush Seating

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What’s a pool without some poolside lounging? Budget now to buy comfortable chairs, benches or even a hammock. Investing in a few good pieces of patio furniture is an easy way to make sure people actually enjoy lounging poolside.

Whether you’re in the design phase of building your own pool, or just looking for a few ways to spruce yours up, these 7 pool trends are a sure fire way to take your pool to the next level