Swimming pools are a great addition to any property. They increase the value of your house exponentially. Independent houses or villas or row houses are often equipped with space to include these additions, but very rarely do apartments or condos have swimming pools.
Either way, getting a swimming pool installed on your property and maintaining it is a hugely challenging task. It might look quite aesthetic and value-adding to your space, but it needs a lot of attention to detail.
If you already have one, you know what we are talking about. Do you want to renovate your swimming pool? Do you want to improve the look of your backyard? Here are some tips that will help you improve the look of your backyard.
Add Appropriate Lighting
Even though the main USP of the swimming pool is the water, you need to decorate it with appropriate lighting.
You can add underwater lighting to add more depth to the pool. Light up the dry area around the pool to make it feel cozier and inviting.
Install LED lighting in place of simple floodlights in different colors to make it your own personalized poolscape.
Replace The Waterline Tile In The Pool
A waterline tile acts as a border to your swimming pool. They are installed in six-inch bands so as to cover the entire perimeter of a pool.
A brand-new waterline tile can instantly uplift the look of your pool as faded or ill-maintained tiles tend to bring down the look of the swimming pools.
You can get ceramic, glass, acrylic, and even stone tiles to give your waterline tile an upgraded look.
Swimming pool mosaic tiles are another raging choice for this space as they tend to add a stunning look to the space with minimal effort.
Get A Fire Pit
Your outdoor space or a backyard with a swimming pool is definitely going to be a crowd puller. Make it more interesting and heat things up with a fire pit.
Install a stone fire pit that can give your space more warmth during winters and works as a very basic light source when needed, especially during nights.
When thoughtfully designed and placed, the fire pit can be a great value addition to the backyard right by the swimming pool – making it a cozy spot for your get-together.
Depending on your budget, you can remodel your swimming pool the way you want. Your swimming pool need not be the only center of attraction, you can get waterfalls, scuppers, and sprayers installed if your budget allows.
It adds more to the backyard and contributes heavily to the beautification aspect of the whole space.
If you plan on getting these features added to the space, keep in mind that there would be added electricity costs and increased water evaporation that can lead to increased water bills too.
Upgrade Pool-Side Furniture
Choosing your outdoor furniture needs careful consideration as they need to be able to withstand different climatic conditions. Especially when they are poolside, they need to be able to withstand the high water exposure.
Anything in metal or wrought iron would be a bad idea as they don’t react well with water and can rust easily. Instead, opt for aluminum or recycled plastic and use UV-resistant cushions.
Look for furniture that is also very easy to maintain. Limit the amount of outdoor furniture that is constantly out in order to reduce maintenance costs.
If you often host parties and require a larger amount of outdoor furniture it is best to store all the excess furniture indoors in the garage or storage room and only bring it out when needed.
Swimming pools need the right amount of attention to detail. Remodeling the swimming pool might add to the cost, but doing the right upgrades can save you a lot of time and money in the longer run.
The aesthetic factors can add to the beautification, but you also need to consider that the functionality and safety of the pool remain intact.
Safety should be of the highest priority when it comes to a pool area and shouldn’t be compromised in any way.
Isha Tandon works for Orientbell Limited, a leading tile manufacturer in India. Isha's knack for understanding audiences helps her create value-driven content for her readers that not only educates and informs but is engaging and interesting to read as well. She creates lifestyle pieces that focus on interior design products, trends, and processes. She loves to travel to historic places with rich architecture.