As spring rain clouds begin to part for the warm rays of summer, the allure of a dip in the crystal clear waters of your own pool begins to grow ever stronger. Whether you are looking to install a new pool, completely commit to pool remodeling, or make small but impactful updates to your swimming space, the design trends of 2023 might be top of mind for you right now.
To be sure you make your pool as refreshing and inviting as the cool waters it holds, keep the following popular items in mind.
1. Tanning Ledge
Ranging in size from a generous seat where you can freely hang your legs over deeper waters to something large enough to hold submersible furniture, adding a tanning ledge is a fantastic way to expand the uses of your pool. Also called a lounging ledge, sun shelf or Baja shelf, this shallow area allows for soaking up sunshine without overheating or committing to a full swim.
It is also a great place to spend time with kids and pets who might not be ready to take a bigger plunge. This overarching trend even has a few accompanying mini trends for further personalization, such as including built-in umbrella stands or adding bubbler fountains or jets.
2. Water Features
Adding auditory and visual interest with water features such as spillovers, waterfalls and fountains can also help to drown out unwanted background noise and create an increased sense of serenity in your backyard oasis. Consider adding an ultra trendy combination fire-on-water feature for a more modern, dramatic take on this classic upgrade and some additional warmth as well.
3. Infinity Pools
Dating all the way back to the Bronze Age, vanishing edge pools are another classic concept getting their share of modernized love in 2023. In particular, multi-tier infinity pools are in vogue, especially those featuring spillovers. The glasslike surface of an infinity pool can be attractive in any backyard, but particularly so in spaces where you wish to highlight the surrounding landscape or emphasize a beautiful view.
4. Small Space Solutions
Smaller pools are not just great for tiny yards; they fit in even in larger landscapes. They are also budget-friendly and take less time to clean and maintain than more standard size pools. Deep yet compact plunge pools are the most popular this season, but shallow cocktail pools and slim lap pools offer other solutions for limited spaces.
Further fueling the move towards more petite pools is the opportunity to add swim jets. Turn on the swim jets to get your laps in without sacrificing all the space of an Olympic sized lane, and simply turn them off again to resume more relaxed recreation. Experts can help you to tackle pool remodeling or construction customized to your needs.
5. Non-Traditional Colors
To enhance the tendency of water to reflect blue light, pools are commonly surfaced or tiled in shades of blue, white or light gray. However, if you would like your water to look a more natural ocean-green color, you can choose to experiment with green, brown, beige or tan finishes. Rich green surfaces are especially popular right now.
Alternatively, choose cutting-edge black tiles for a stunning spa-luxe look. This sleek and striking option also absorbs warmth on sunny days, making it less expensive to heat. Be sure to contact a professional to resurface or retile your pool to ensure that all surfaces are safely smoothed and properly sealed. This is not an ideal DIY project.
6. LED Lighting
Creating a well-lit environment in and around your pool is important for proper pool safety, but creative custom LED lighting can completely change the ambience of your backyard as well. Integrated underwater color-changing LEDs are currently all the rage, and their soft glow is a great way to set the mood for a nighttime swim or backdrop for hosting a party.
While integrated underwater lighting requires professional installation, you can easily refresh the evening look of your pool with a little DIY landscape lighting too. Use garden accent lights to highlight structural features and visually striking plants, add up-lighting to illuminate tree branches and hang twinkling string lights to invite friends and family to enjoy the night air poolside.
Get Your Pool Remodeling and Installation from the Experts
Whether you are looking to install a brand new pool, change your vinyl from blue to trendy green or add an exciting water feature, Masten Pools can get it done well and beautifully the first time. Masten Pools is a family-owned and operated business and has been installing pools locally since 1984 in both Maryland and Delaware. Contact us to discuss your pool options to achieve the perfect backyard oasis that you are envisioning.