10 Hottest Pool Trends In 2017
25 August 2017
Living in the tropics allows you to enjoy your swimming pool all-year round, making it a worthwhile investment in the long run. If you want to upgrade your pool or are planning to build a new one in your backyard, we recommend these 10 hottest pool trends in 2017 for your inspiration:
Spools (spa pools)
Perfect for homeowners with limited spaces, spa pools or spools are the perfect solution if you have a limited backyard space. If you’d prefer an upgraded spool, you can also choose to customise the spool with fancy lights, unique tiling, or simply decorate the living space with pool fence and outdoor furniture setting.
Most pools have typical light tiling, such as white or aqua. Dark-coloured pools add some elegance to your backyard living area. Plus, if you prefer to have a warm pool, dark-coloured pools retain the heat from the sun more often compared to traditional swimming pools. Go for darker shades of blue, or black for a completely dark pool.
Pools with built-in ledges
Love to relax and bask under the sun? Pools with built-in ledges allow you to lounge and simply enjoy the sun in your pool. Besides serving as a tanning or lounging area, the ledges also function as steps, and you can place some in-pool chaise lounges and umbrella if your ledge is large enough.
Pools with built-in bars
How great is it to be able to swim all the way to the bar for a drink, without having to get out of the pool? A built-in bar would be perfect when you have friends or families around during special occasion, as you get to take a break from swimming and enjoy each other’s company while having a drink at the bar.
Mineral water pools
One of the most trending and sought-after pools of 2017, mineral water pools are gaining popularity among homeowners looking for less toxic, low-maintenance alternative to the traditional salt and chlorine pool. Pools with mineral water have sanitisers that are magnesium-based and are gentler to your skin.
Pools with wet-edges or spillovers
Also known as infinity pools, a pool with wet-edges or spillovers gives you the illusion that the pool extends way beyond its actual size and appears as if it never ends. Most commonly found at luxury condos and hotels, the elegant-looking pool would perfectly grace your backyard and complement your modern home.
Pools with unique tiling
Bored of the same old blue tiling? Be more adventurous and get a pool with colourful mosaic tiles. Opt for the more unusual pool colours, like red. You can also get customised tiling which depicts life under the sea, i.e. dolphins, crabs, fishes, turtles, corals; which would be especially perfect for children’s pool.
‘Exotic beach’ pools
Dreaming about living near the beach? It’s now possible with exotic beach pools, which are basically pools with beach design and beach-like functions. Such pools often feature beach entry or tiling that resembles the sand, with additional placements of rocks, palm trees, and sometimes waterfalls or slides.
Rock waterfall pools
Rock waterfall pools give a soothing, relaxing vibe; especially if you’re meditating by the pool or in the pool. They also add some beauty factor to your otherwise basic and plain pool. Make your swimming pool more fun by adding some slides, diving board, built-in cave, or a bridge across the pool.
Pools with LED lights
Love a dramatic looking pool, especially at nighttime? Pools with fancy lighting not only enhances the beauty of your swimming pool area, they also create a spa-like atmosphere. Such pools would also be the perfect alternative if you’d like a colourful pool without changing the tiles, which is more costly.
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