There’s nothing quite like relaxing by the pool on a hot summer day — and wouldn’t it be that much better if the pool was located in your very own backyard?
If that sounds like your idea of the perfect afternoon, then it’s time to consider making space for a pool at your home. But a pool area is so much more than just the actual swimming pool – it’s an entertaining space, a place of tranquillity and an area for conversation.
In this post, we’re sharing five steps you can take to transform your backyard into an aquatic oasis.
Choose your pool
Designing your dream pool is the first step. Take some time to research the options on the market, giving thought to the following types of questions:
- Do you want an above-ground or in-ground pool?
- Would you prefer a fibreglass or concrete pool?
- What style and colour of tiles suit you?
The pool will be the statement feature of the entire area, so it’s important to get it right. Your pool should look modern and luxurious, while also complementing the rest of your property.
Select a fence
In New South Wales, you are legally required to install a 1.2-metre high fence around any newly constructed pool. If you’re worried that a fence will detract from the aesthetic value of your pool, don’t be.
Today’s top pool builder companies are experts at designing pool fences that are both safe and visually appealing. Right now, glass and frameless pool fences are on-trend and can add a sleek element of style (and safety) to your pool.
Decide on flooring materials
The surface that surrounds your pool also makes a big impact on your overall outdoor area. Typically, tiles or pavers create a sturdy foundation that can endure constant water and sun exposure. You have countless options to customise the colour, shape and material of your pool tiles.
Installing a pool requires an investment of time and money, so it’s worth your while to make sure the area around your prized swimming pool looks immaculate. After all, your outdoor area is an extension of your home, so you want to make it a stylish gathering place for your loved ones.
Landscaping pulls the entire space together and provides a polished look, while also balancing out the pool area with a touch of greenery. Examples of great landscaping features include plants, garden beds, stepping stones, artwork and statues.
After you’ve installed your pool and all of the surrounding elements, it’s time to add the final touch by choosing your outdoor furniture.
Pool lounge chairs are must-have items so you and your guests can soak up the sun, along with small tables to place drinks and snacks. An umbrella is a nice touch to provide some shade during scorching summer days. If you’ve got a bigger area, add bench seats or even a dining set so you can host meals outdoors.
A pool is an investment that will pay off for years to come, as you create unforgettable memories with friends and family. If you’re near Sydney and want to learn more about pool options from Blue Haven, give us a call on 13 20 25 or visit our website today.