A backyard swimming pool is a luxury that many homeowners enjoy, and some swimming pools are more than just a cement hole in the ground filled with water. Here are five features you can add to an outdoor pool, with the help of a company like Charlottesville Aquatics Pools Spas & Billiards, to make it the coolest pool in the neighborhood.
A Water Slide
Thrill members of the younger generation by installing a water slide next to your pool. Water slides can be simple plastic designs with a ladder on one end, or they can be complicated with covered section and twists and turns. If you pool is next to a hill, consider using the natural landscape to build your slide.
You can also buy or rent huge, inflatable water slides that sit next to the pool. Water slides may also be part of a rock feature.
If kids aren’t the group you’re aiming to please, consider adding a swim-up bar to your pool. Create a bar area next to the pool, and then add a space where guests can sit in the water as they enjoy a cocktail or other drink. Most swim-up bars also have seats outside of the pool for those who don’t want to get wet.
Stock your bar with all the essentials, and your next pool party will be a popular one.
A Fire Pit
A pool is great in the summer heat, but it can also be a beautiful setting all year. Consider adding a fire pit to the area around your pool. You and your guests can relax around a warm fire on chilly evenings and enjoy the beauty of the water nearby.
Waterfalls are a feature that gives instant personality to a pool. You can create a waterfall from one area in your pool to another, or you can create a waterfall using a rock feature next to your pool. Smaller waterfalls can be created from a hot tub into the main pool as well.
For a really unique backyard pool, consider building your own beach. Turn your existing pool into a zero entry pool by making one end slope to the edge rather than having steps. Then simply add as much sand as you want next to the pool. The result is an instant beach where you can sit and relax, build sand castles or take a dip in the water.
With a little imagination, you can add features to make your pool interesting and fun for everyone who visits.Read More