When you think of getting a swimming pool, then you probably imagine a square or oblong block of limestone that you can do lengths in or relax in on a lie-low. Of course this is on form of swimming pool, but if the extent of your ambitions is just an oblong, then it’s possible that you haven’t considered all the exciting design features you can get for your pool and that go beyond the kinds of pools you find in school swimming baths.
When you get your swimming pool installed, then this is undoubtedly an extravagance and one that will be costing you a fair bit of money. So if you’re going to the effort of having a pool installed, you might as well get one that will bring you the most joy and look the best in your garden. After all, this isn’t something you’ll be wanting to do again any time soon.
Here then are a few of the exciting design features you can get for your pools, and how they can benefit for you.
Using infinity pools you can feel as though you are floating in the middle of a suspended block of water, or as though you are in the ocean – forgetting completely that this is a pool in your garden. This is accomplished by doing away with the wall around the pool. Rather the water will just flow over the edge of the wall which is just lower than the water level. It is then collected in a reservoir around the pool, but the important thing is that it means the top of the water meets the sky and the view with nothing separating them.
Water falls combined with swimming pools are extravagant and expensive to run, but if you have the money (and an appropriately large garden) then they are fantastic features that are just as good to look at as they are to swim in and bask under. Kids can play a lot of games with a water fall, while you’ll find it incredibly refreshing to wash in or relaxing to watch (there is nothing more relaxing than running water – as long as you have been to the toilet recently).
You might think of your swimming pool as simply a body of water, but there’s no reason that you can’t have an island in the middle to give it a bit more character and to give you somewhere to relax when you get tired of treading water (other than the entire rest of the garden that is…). You can place a bar on the island and feel like you’re on holiday, and even feature a bridge to it to create a more interesting visual element and to ensure you don’t have to get your feet wet to visit it.
Sloping Beach Entries
Here, rather than having a wall on one side of the pool, you instead have a slope. This allows you to gradually wade into the water which is great for when it’s a bit cold, and it allows you to sun bath on the slope with just your feet being refreshed by the lapping water.
Michael Murillo is one of the Chicago pool builders who likes to design creative pools for his clients. Through this article he would like to discuss how to make the best swimming pool design for your homes.