One of the best ways to beat the heat during hot summer months is with your own swimming pool. To fully enjoy your backyard pool, you need to create a poolscape where you can relax, soak up the sun, and have fun in your own outdoor oasis. Here are five ways you can upgrade your pool area to make it even more luxurious and enjoyable for your summer staycation.
1. Expand Your Pool Area with a Patio / Pool Deck
A large patio or pool deck is key to creating a great leisure space around your pool. It gives you more surface area for adding other outdoor living elements, such as lounge chairs, an outdoor kitchen, a fireplace, and more. You want to be able to use your pool space for more than just being in the pool; you need to be able to enjoy relaxing around the pool with areas for sunbathing, grilling, and sitting with friends.
Another way to upgrade your patio or pool deck is to resurface it. You can add pavers right on top of your concrete patio to add color, decorative patterns, and texture that will elevate the elegance of your poolscape. Pavers are relatively inexpensive and easy to install, and they will last for years to come. If you want to turn your pool area into a luxurious poolscape, expanding and resurfacing your patio or pool deck will make the area much more useable and enjoyable.
2. Include Outdoor Furniture
Every pool space needs outdoor furniture. Lounge chairs are a must around a pool so that you can have a place to sunbathe, relax, and hang out with friends and family. Add some umbrellas to keep you cool and out of direct sunlight while you lounge next to the pool. If you want to make your pool area especially luxurious, get some water loungers. These lounge chairs let you relax in the pool with the water gently cooling parts of your body. This is a great way to sunbathe without overheating, or you can use an umbrella overhead to protect you from the sun while you comfortably bask in the rejuvenating calmness of the water.
3. Incorporate Water Features
A great way to upgrade your swimming pool from bland to luxurious is by adding water features such as waterfalls and fountains. Watching and listening to streaming water will help you feel relaxed and at peace by blocking out background noise in your personal place of paradise. There are many different types of waterfalls, fountains, and other water features that you can build onto your pool. It doesn’t have to be very fancy—even a simple waterfall can create a new focal point and instantly add opulence to your outdoor oasis. For a more interesting and modern look, you can combine a waterfall with a plantar or sculpture from which the water can flow into your pool.
4. Add a Private Spa or Tanning Ledge
An adjacent spa or tanning ledge will take your poolscape to the next level of elegance. A heated spa will give you the perfect place to unwind in the evening after a long day at work. If you want to soak up the sun and enjoy the refreshing feel of the pool water without fully sitting in it, then add a tanning ledge to your pool. This shallow area lets you sit barely in the water so that you can stay cool while sunbathing. A water lounger will make this tanning ledge even more luxurious and comfortable.
Spas and tanning ledges are also great if you have small children. These shallow areas give your kids a place to safely splash and play without accidently wandering into deeper waters. You can use private spas and tanning ledges for both adult relaxation and fun with your children during your summer staycation.
5. Enhance Your Pool Area with Lighting
The right lighting can set any mood for your poolscape. Subtle mood lighting can create a romantic and relaxing atmosphere for your pool area. Colored LED lights in your pool, behind water features, and in your adjacent spa can create a light show in different colors for any mood you want to create. The addition of lighting in and around your pool will elevate your pool area from boring and only useable during the day to a place where you will want to relax and hang out with friends and family every night of the summer.
Designing Poolscapes in Knoxville, TN
Take your pool area to the next level this summer with one, some, or all of these pool upgrades. However you envision your ideal poolscape, LaddScapes can help you bring it to life. We have installed and upgraded many pool spaces over the years to give clients the poolscapes of their dreams. Our pool services include pool installation, pool decks and patios, water features, spa installation, lighting, fencing, railings, and more. If you have something else in mind, we would love to help you come up with a design and then install it to help you create your perfect luxurious outdoor living area. Give us a call at 865-590-7673 or contact us online today so that you can make a splash this summer with the pool area of your dreams.