8 Features You Need in Your Pool

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Mortgage and Lending with Olympus Labs

Any simple pool can turn into a luxurious oasis with the addition of a few features. Here are the 8 features you need to take your pool from ordinary to extraordinary.

1. A Waterfall or Fountain

The sound of trickling water is naturally relaxing, and a waterfall or fountain can transform your pool into a serene oasis. The added bonus is that waterfalls and fountains also help to aerate the water, keeping it clean and clear.

2. Bubblers

Pool bubblers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from simple spheres to giant geysers. They add both visual interest and soothing sound to your poolscape.

3. Deck Jets

Deck jets are a type of fountain that sprays water up from the deck, into the air. They can be used to create dramatic effects, or simply to add a gentle mist to your pool area. With music and lighting, they can also create a dance-like show.

There are many different styles of fire pits and chimineas to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that fits your taste and budget.

4. A Built-in Barbecue or Outdoor Kitchen

For the ultimate in poolside entertaining, add a built-in barbecue or outdoor kitchen to your poolscape. This way, you can cook and dine al fresco without ever having to leave the water.

5. Landscaping

The right landscaping can turn any pool area into a paradise. Strategic planting can provide privacy, shade, and even help to keep the pool area cooler in the summer months.

When choosing plants for your pool area, be sure to select ones that are heat-tolerant and drought-resistant. You’ll also want to avoid plants with thorns or sap that could potentially damage the pool liner.

6. Slides, Diving Boards, and Other Fun Additions

If you have children, they’re sure to love slides, diving boards, and other fun additions to the pool. These features can turn any ordinary pool into a veritable water park right in your own backyard.

When adding slides or diving boards, be sure to follow all manufacturer’s instructions to ensure that they’re installed properly and safely.

7. Grottos and Caves

For a truly luxurious pool experience, consider adding a grotto or cave. These features can be built into the pool itself or added as an external feature. They provide a unique and dramatic focal point for any pool area.

Grottos and caves can also be used to create privacy or to provide shelter from the sun on hot days. If you opt for an external feature, be sure to choose one that’s made from weather-resistant materials.

8. Lighting

The right lighting can transform your pool area into a magical oasis. Strategic lighting can highlight features, create ambiance, and extend the use of your pool into the evening hours.

There are many different types of pool lights to choose from, so be sure to select ones that fit your needs and budget. Solar lights are a great option if you want to save on energy costs. LED lights are also very popular because they’re energy-efficient and long-lasting.

With these eight features, you can take your pool from ordinary to extraordinary. Waterfalls and fountains create a relaxing ambiance, while fire pits and outdoor kitchens extend the use of your pool into the evening hours. Landscaping can provide privacy and shade, and slides and diving boards are sure to

Comments (2)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello David Jackson, MBA these are very valuable list of features you need in a pool.

May 20, 2022 05:09 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

May 23, 2022 03:02 AM