Adding a pool to your backyard is probably one of the best investments you could make with the property. It’s fun for the whole family, it gives you a chance to entertain guests in a new and interesting setting and it adds to the value of the property.
The key is to choose the right pool for your needs. This comes down to knowing your budget and other limitations (mostly the size of your yard), but also knowing what you want to use the pool for.
A pool may seem like it’s a bit too much in your yard and it can look like it doesn’t belong there if you don’t prepare a setting for it. One of the ways to do so is to create a theme, and what better theme to go with than tropical islands.
It can be something as simple as adding the theme-inspired plans to your backyard or you can go all the way and make sure that the lights, the ambiance and the music on your pool parties are all about the tropical look you’re trying to cultivate.
A spa pool
An outdoor spa pool is more of a place of indulgence than a swimming pool, and it needs to be designed as such. These pools usually take up less space which gives you a chance to experiment with the rest of the yard and its design.
The pool could be made to feel like an extension of a large patio and with a few hammocks and a soothing color palette, the two will blend into each other. This also means that spa pools are a great option for entertaining guests and that’s something to be taken into account when arranging the seating around them.
A pool house
A pool house is only a good idea if you have a large swimming pool that’s made for exercise and spending quite a bit of time in the water. That will justify adding the pool house and making the whole set up the main attraction of your yard.
To balance the pool, it’s best if the house has a homey and warm feeling to it. Stone and timber are therefore the best materials to rely on. These can probably be found locally and you need to prepare for construction work to take over your yard for a while.
Infinity pools are very popular for a few years now and there’s a reason for it. They are an attractive addition to your home. The construction of such a pool will be more expensive and take more time, but when it’s done, it will also make your home much more valuable.
However, the key to a good infinity pool is the amazing view that you can marvel at from the edge of your infinity pool. If you don’t have such a view in your area, investing in the infinity pool might not be the best idea.
Going all in
When you decide to install a pool in your backyard, you should invest in a few details that will improve the whole experience. A few hammocks and waterproof speakers could add to the scenery and make the yard more comfortable and fun to spend time in.
These could be added in stages as you figure out how the pool is mostly used and what you can do to improve it.
A backyard pool could be a lot of different things and you should take your time deciding on the design and the functionality of your pool. When you do, it will be more fun to use it and it will add greatly to your home.