One of the best things about having a pool installed is the customization that you can get when adding features on to it. There are many different pool ideas out there, and you should know which ones are available to you. There are even options available for swimming pool ideas on a budget. There is no wrong way to build a pool for your backyard, and here are just a few options you can tack on to a swimming pool.

”Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.” - Paul McCartney

The Many Customizable Options of Concrete Pools

A sunken pool feature can certainly make a pool more interesting
Relax in a custom feature like this. Source: HGTV

Concrete is one of the most versatile building materials not just for swimming pools, but for any structure. This is because it can literally be molded into any custom design you had in mind, and modern techniques allow for smoother surfaces that don’t “bite” your bare skin. With this in mind, think of the different possibilities you can add onto a concrete pool.

Entire submerged features can be yours, limited only to your imagination. And because there are so many options, there are a lot of swimming pool design ideas and prices that you can pick and choose from. Here are just a few:

  • Swim up bar
  • Custom sunken seating feature
  • Seamless tables
  • Graded flooring
  • Custom shaped pools
  • Waterfalls
  • Grottos
  • Layered pools
  • Fountains
  • Aquatic hangout areas

Night Lighting

LEDs can light up the night!
Light up you pool the fun way! Source: Amazon

One of the most impressive displays that you can add to your backyard is an LED light display both in and around your pool. Not only does it look really cool, but it also boost the value of your property considerably for such a low maintenance feature. LED lights and the newest wave of homeowner trends that just tend to look good no matter where they are placed. LEDs certainly top the list of backyard pool ideas. And they’re fairly easy to install yourself.

Fire Features

Fire is always surprising to see in water
A fire feature makes for a stunning visual. Source: Trendir

There is just something about the polar extreme between fire and water that always make for an incredibly aesthetically pleasing visual. Perhaps it’s something inherent in humans, perhaps it’s the fact that they’re opposites in nature, but whatever the case, there’s no easier way to impress guests than with adding a fire feature in your pool. This is ideal for in-ground pool ideas where the flame has less of a chance of catching a high wind.

The Infinity Edge

To infinity... but not beyond!
An infinity edge can create a fantastic look for your pool. Source: HGTV

One of the boldest new looks for modern swimming pools is the infinity edge addition. This is accomplished when a reflective or swimming pool has an edge where the water flows over, being collected in a basin below. The intended effect is to produce a look that goes on forever. Especially popular in new swimming pool designs, pictures, and new architecture, the infinity edge won’t be phased out anytime soon. It simply looks too cool. So tack this on to your pool for a more modern, updated look.

Trying to build a new look for your pool? Getting a new one installed for your backyard? Contact a local professional today!

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