Custom pools have become increasingly common in homes across the world. A custom pool is built to the homeowner’s unique specifications and has the potential to transform the backyard into a work of art. Here are some design ideas for homeowners looking to install custom swimming pools. Custom swimming pools are not limited by their size or shape. You can go for the standard rectangular shape or oval, round, octagonal, figure-8 and novelty shapes (mermaid, dolphin, Mickey Mouse). Depending on your backyard space, you can choose the appropriate pool size. An advantage with custom pools is that they can be constructed even in backyards that have challenging landscapes. Gunite pools, especially, offer a lot of flexibility in choosing size and shape. In such pools, the concrete mix is added to a metal framework. Fiberglass pools can also spruce up your backyard as they offer a variety of customization options.
The interior finish of your custom pool is an important consideration as it adds to the overall look of the pool. Attractive glass tiles and colored concrete enhance the pool’s beauty, allowing you to blend the pool’s interior with the surrounding landscape. Glass tiles offer countless color and design options. Murals of sea creature, colors of the rainbow or aesthetic geometric patterns can be used to dress up the pool’s interior. Concrete can be dyed into a mosaic of patterns or colors. Concrete stamping allows different textures and styles, giving you countless options to choose from.
The right hues can make the pool design and surrounding architecture come to life. The outdoor tile color can be chosen to match that of the home’s flooring. The pool water can be a dazzling shade of blue or a paler hue. Custom pool builders use color theory to enhance overall pool aesthetics. To make the pool a focal point, red travertine tiles are ideal. For darker tones, black granite rims can be used while in-pool custom lighting can be employed to change the pool water to any of the seven colors of the rainbow. Mixing colors for a cohesive, modern look is also a great idea if you are unsure of whether to go glam and bold or use subdued hues.
There are several water features that you can consider for your custom pool. A rock waterfall is typically used with pools that offer a tropical ambience. In waterfalls, the water cascades from above flowing down a wall to create a stunning effect. A sconce is an ornamental wall-mounted object from which streams of water flow down. In a foam jet or fountain bubbler, the water shoots upwards out of the swimming pool. A deck jet shots out streams of water from the deck right into the pool. Laminar jets produce water arcs and are typically lit using LED’s for a beautiful visual effect during nighttime. You can also choose water features based on their acoustic properties such as quiet sheetfall waterfalls or gushing rock waterfalls.