4 Timeless Designs for Building a Beautiful Pool Area

Installing a pool in your backyard can be the start of endless possibilities for your home. Designing a beautiful pool area to enhance your new or existing pool will transform your home into a private resort exclusively for you and your family. Get inspired by these beautiful pool area designs to take the next steps in your pool planning!

Different types of designs for pools

The design of your pool must fit in with your existing backyard. Take into account the size of the yard, the landscape, and even the architectural design of your home to choose the best pool design for your home. Would a contemporary or traditional style pool best suit your home? Are you wanting sleek, modern lines or rounded rustic appeal to your pool? Generally, a modern style home would work best with a modern pool, while a more traditional home will work with a classic style pool.

If you have lush landscaping, you may even want to incorporate a pool design that will blend into your natural surroundings, creating an illusion that the pool is a water feature or that it’s been there for years. This can look striking, particularly if you plant greenery or position natural rocks to create a lagoon-like pool area. Infinity pools work great if your home is on a gradient, or if you have picturesque views. For small spaces, a plunge pool can be incorporated with posh paving and modern pool fencing for a sleek, polished pool area. Whichever style of pool you choose, it will then become the foundation to work off when planning and designing your pool area.

Things to consider when designing your pool area

Your pool area design must start with your pool. Since there are so many styles of pools and finishes available, it’s impossible to plan your pool area before you’ve chosen a pool. Whether you’ll be designing your pool area on your own or enlisting the help of a professional landscape designer, you need to be clever about maximising the space so that your pool can fit within the boundaries of your property.

Your pool area design must have a positive impact on the way your pool and home blend together. Your pool area must also complement your lifestyle and the way you wish to utilise your pool. Will you be doing a lot of outdoor entertaining? If so, you need to consider creating sufficient space for people to congregate, maybe providing for an outdoor gazebo and barbecue area. If you are tight on outdoor space, you may want to create an inviting area by using pops of colour, a feature wall, or glass pool fencing to create the illusion of space. If you’re after more resort-style living, bring in the fun of a ‘staycation’ by inviting in a swim-up bar, an adjoined spa area or a water feature.

Examples of beautiful pool area designs

1. Bringing the outside in

If you enjoy nice temperatures for most of the year where you live, you may want to capitalise on it by creating an indoor-outdoor pool area. Paving leading up to the pool from your home creates an extension of your living area. In the outdoor patio area, look at having an indoor-outdoor barbecue area with tables and seating, outdoor fans for the balmy nights, and lounge seats around the pool for the ultimate pool area design. If your backyard area permits, you can even attach a fire pit with built-in curved seating for extra entertaining space.

2. Focus on the view


If you’re blessed with panoramic views or have a large property, make use of this by designing your pool area as a viewing platform. Using minimalist finishes and glass pool fencing will place the focus on the surrounding views rather than the pool area itself. You can further dress up the immediate area with sleek granite tiles or poolside paversfor a clean and simple finish.

If you’re blessed with panoramic views or have a large property, make use of this by designing your pool area as a viewing platform. Using minimalist finishes and glass pool fencing will place the focus on the surrounding views rather than the pool area itself. You can further dress up the immediate area with sleek granite tiles or poolside paversfor a clean and simple finish.

3. Open it up with glass


For small backyards, you might feel limited in pool design options, but you can still create a really nice pool area with the space you have. Glass pool fencing is your friend in this scenario, as it instantly opens up a small space, making your pool and surrounding area look larger than it is. Line the pool with glass mosaic tiling for depth, and keep paving in light, neutral tones for more illusion of space.

4. Make it a garden feature


While pools are fantastic features to any backyard, they can also appear imposing. A great way to soften your pool and the surrounding pool area is by making it a garden feature. Plant colourful flowers around the pool perimeter to help blend your pool into the garden or dress up the boundary line by using hedges as a living wall.

Designing the perfect pool for your space

Designing and creating your own beautiful pool area will be one of the greatest investments you make. While it’s easy to just install a pool and end it there, why not make your new feature even more inviting by paying closer attention to the landscaping? Whether it’s by adding a gazebo, a poolside entertaining area, feature walls or gardens, using your pool as the catalyst for your backyard design can result in an oasis that you’ll never want to leave.

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