If you’ve ever seen photos of a pool from 100 years ago, you’ll see quite a big difference in their design then versus pool designs today. The style and designs of pools are ever-evolving and changing. From water features, custom options, and equipment upgrades, the pool of your dreams can now literally be the pool of your dreams. With 2021 coming to a close, we are taking a sneak peek at what trends we will see in the coming year.
Pool Fire and Water Features
Combining these two elements to enhance the ambiance of the pool is a rising trend in pool design. Not only does it create another light source for your pool, but the blue of the pool combined with the warm, orange glow of a fire can transform a backyard pool into a spa-like paradise.
Water Features for Custom Pools
An additional complement with or without the fire element is a water feature, such as a fountain or waterfall. The sound of the flowing water inspires relaxation and is known to relieve stress. If the pool is in a high traffic area, a water feature can also reduce noise pollution. Our team at Lucas Firmin Pools is no stranger to creating beautiful backdrops, from simple fountains to extravagant rock waterfalls
Custom Cocktail Pools
These small pools are making a big splash! Cocktail pools allow for homes with small yards or spaces to still enjoy the benefits of having a pool. These up-and-coming design options give homeowners who never thought they could fit a pool on their property a new way to enhance their yard and have the style and features of a designer pool. By keeping the pool small, it also gives homeowners with space to spare the opportunity to incorporate lush tropical landscapes and turn an everyday pool into a secluded, tucked away paradise. Lucas Firmin is a leader in this trend for the Baton Rouge area, even being featured for our cocktail pools on HGTV.
Baja Shelves in Pools
Baja shelves, also known as tanning ledges or sun shelves, are flat shelves in a shallow area of the pool that usually have pool chairs. They allow for soaking up some rays while staying cool in the pool. It used to be that you saw Baja shelves in hotels and resorts, but they are now becoming more common in backyard pools.
Gunnite Pool Automation
Wouldn’t it be great to use an app on your phone to turn your spa on when you’re pulling into the driveway after a long day? With automation, you can do that and so much more! Having automated pool systems allow you to control everything from your equipment, water features, even lights. You’ll never again have to get out of the pool at sundown to turn the lights on. The power will be right there in the palm of your hand!
If you’re thinking about installing a luxury pool in your backyard, our experts here at Lucas Firmin Pools are ready to help you create the pool of your dreams! Whether you want one of these trends or all of them, we will design you a pool fit for a king!