Swimming pool: How to add luxurious features to turn it into a unique backyard oasis?

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A swimming pool offers a luxurious way to beat the summer heat. It is a huge investment that dramatically transforms your lifestyle and landscape. You will need proper planning to determine many aspects like is my backyard suitable for a pool? What is the purpose? Will there be any zoning restrictions? Is there time for pool maintenance? What safety precautions are needed? What is your budget? What type of pool to choose?

Types of pools

In-ground pools are basically of three types including concrete, fiberglass and vinyl-lined. Each type has its pros and cons. For example, the concrete pool is durable and strong but needs plenty of maintenance, and monitoring. When cracks develop regular draining and ultimately resurfacing.

Vinyl lined pools are available in multiple colors and patterns but sharp objects can easily rupture the liner. Fiberglass pools are pre-molded and need very little maintenance. On Compass Pools Melbourne website, you can see the fiberglass pools they offer feature an in-floor cleaning system. The pool gets cleaned automatically as well as the water is kept well-mixed and healthy.

Homeowners residing around Melbourne can contact them for a quote or advice. You can check the variety of pool shapes they offer including the X-trainer, Plunge & Courtyard, Vogue, FastLane, Contemporary, Riviera, and the Spas & Waders[combo].

A swimming pool in the backyard seems like an oasis in the hot climate. They have become more than just a vast hole dug in the ground. Let’s consider some features to increase the luxury of your backyard oasis and make it unique.

Nearby heat source

Relaxing in the pool on warm days is comforting until the balmy evening sets in. Instead of hopping out from the pool and feel the chill, ease the transition. Fire-pit installed near the edge means you can use the pool even after sunset. Make some seating arrangements nearby to enjoy a cool evening by the poolside with family and friends.

Tanning shelf 

It is also called a sun shelf, Baja shelf, and tanning ledge. It is a shallow shelf that is 5 ft. in width and 9” deep. It is an entry point inside the pool and deep enough for users to float or swim. It adds aesthetic qualities and is versatile. Kids adore to splash, adults use them to read, socialize or relax on a float or in a lounge chair without leaving the pool. The tanning shelf is slip-resistant and you can customize these as per your needs.

Water feature

Adding water to existing water sounds strange, but flowing water helps to congeal the ambiance. Water cascading down the rocks into your pool can make the backyard seem like a part of nature. You get a modern, chic and organic feel. Moreover, the noise level from the traffic [nearby highway or market] gets controlled with the soothing sound of water cascading in the pool.

Automatic cover 

A safety feature for pool owners with pets and small children. It is functional and visually appealing. For example – during a storm, it helps to keep pool clean thus conserving water and energy. Pools are notorious for wasting these two aspects.

The sky is the limit for creating an ideal pool. There are stunning ideas for pool design available on the internet. You can get Inspired!


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