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Latest Pool Designs

Imagine slipping into your bathing suit and only having to go as far as your backyard to take an afternoon swim in your own personal oasis. Turn this daydream into a reality with a home pool. A pool isn’t merely a great place to exercise; it also provides a beautiful area for entertaining and can even raise the value of your property.

Before you decide on a design take a peek at this short list of the hottest trends in home pools. This year’s designs emphasize breathtaking beauty and natural elements.

Glass Tiled Bottom

Gone are the days when a pool owner’s only option was bland ceramic tiling. The resurgence of glass tiling has taken pools from a simple backyard structure to a true art form.

Glass offers a wider range of colors and transparency than ceramic tiling. Glass is also more durable. But it’s this tile’s ability to be rendered into breathtaking mosaics in mind-blowing color combinations that makes it so attractive.

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Contemporary pool design by orange county design-build Famosa- The Surface Studio

Natural Setting

Every pool owner wants a design that will complement their home’s architecture. Go one step further and create a waterscape that fits right in with the natural surroundings. You may want a lagoon shaped pool edged in lush foliage, native rock formations, or even a small sandy beach.

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Tropical pool design by San Francisco landscape architect BRADANINI & ASSOCIATES


Organic Pool

With the rise in homeowners interested in cultivating an eco-friendly lifestyle, it’s no surprise this trend has filtered over into pool design. Chlorine free pools offer an all-natural alternative that is safe for both the swimmer and the environment.

These pools systems rely on saline or a combination of copper, zinc and silver ions to keep the water clean. This means you won’t end up smelling like chemicals, and the water is even safe enough to drink.

Indoor Pool

Once thought of as an unattainable luxury, indoor pools are becoming a viable option for homeowners who are looking for more bang for their buck. Unlike its outdoor sister, an indoor pool lets you enjoy the delights of your very own swimming hole all year round.

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Traditional pool design by New York architect Paul Francis Shurtleff Architect


Infinity Edge

Enhance an ocean or mountain view with an infinity edge pool. This design’s negative edge enables the pool to blend into the horizon, often times with majestic results.

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Modern pool design by dc metro pool and spa contractors Lewis Aquatech


Water Features

According to Greater Nashville House & Home water features continue to be a hot trend in pool design. Trickling grottos, uniquely shaped fountains and dramatic waterfalls are all additions that can take your pool to the next level.

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Contemporary pool design by Dallas pool and spa contractors Pool Environments, Inc.

While a major source of fun, a pool is also a big investment. Whether or not you decide to indulge in the latest trends, be sure the design you choose reflects your personality as well as the overall aesthetic of your home.

Ready to get started on your pool? Take a look at eieihome’s directory of swimming pool contractors.

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