Think your pool and outdoor living area may need a bit of a makeover? These 5 resort-quality pool ideas are sure to turn even the drabbest backyard into a beautiful aquatic retreat, starting with the infinity pool.
1. Infinity Pool
Luxurious and attractive, the infinity pool is associated with the most exotic resort locales and exclusive estates – and it can be incorporated into your backyard! Regardless of the view, an infinity pool creates an entrancing visual effect, producing a glass-like surface while giving the impression that your pool waters extending far into infinity.
2. Swim-Up Bars and Sunken Patios
Many modern pools are built with this design option because it’s incredibly accommodating to all guests. Swimmers and pool loungers can splash right up to the bar to enjoy a cool and refreshing beverage while also partaking in a conversation with those on the patio.
3. Caves and Rocky Grottos
Rocky grottos are almost always a part of great pool ideas, but modern pools now also include caves. When coupled with a cascading waterfall, you’ve created a shaded and relaxing spot that will calm your senses while giving you and your guests much needed relief from the hot sun.
4. Outdoor Kitchen
Constantly running from your indoor kitchen to the pool and patio area isn’t only inconvenient, but it can also keep you from sitting down and enjoy the company of your friends and family! Outdoor kitchens can be as simple or complex as necessary, from being a standard barbeque with an extra counter for food preparation and serving, to being outfitted with stoves, refrigerators, a sink and even a television.
Today’s waterslide options are able to deliver waterpark-quality fun for all backyards. Look for free-flowing waterslides, add waterfalls that completely drench sliders or throw in some extra curves and drops to amp up the excitement.