Customizing your swimming pool environment is one of the most exciting parts of the pool-building process. It’s your chance to explore your personal style and vision and plan a pool design that is truly YOU.
With decades of experience building custom pools, we’ve seen all the customization requests you can imagine.
To help you get started with your pool design, we’ve listed the top 5 customizations you can incorporate to set your pool apart.
1. Pick a unique pool shape.
Concrete pools are by far the most customizable. They are easy to set into any shape – from basic rectangle pools to L-shaped pools to more complex geometric or curvy designs. Even with vinyl and fiberglass pools, you still have a variety of shapes to choose from.
When choosing a pool shape, you’ll want to consider several factors, including…
1. How the pool will be used (leisure, exercise, play, etc.)
2. The space and layout of your yard
3. Your unique style and desired aesthetic
4. Neighborhood HOA standards
5. Your overall vision – including landscaping, outdoor kitchens, and lounge areas.
2. Add a nice-looking deck or patio.
Pool owners can enhance the look and feel of their pool by incorporating a marvelous deck or patio around or up to their pool.
Choose concrete for a sleek, modern appearance, bricks or travertine to add some more style, or set your patio in marvelous stone.
Installing an above-ground pool? Add a nice wooden deck to complete your pool environment.
3. Incorporate your favorite landscaping elements.
Nothing makes a space feel more like YOU than your favorite trees, flowers, and plants.
Do you adore North Carolina’s azaleas and magnolias? Add some of these spectacular trees to your backyard oasis for a little extra shade. Or incorporate palm trees to make the space seem truly exotic.
Outline your pool area with hedges or bushes to create a sense of privacy and elegance. Or create a poolside rock sanctuary that flows into a waterfall.
When it comes to landscaping, let your imagination soar!
4. Design an inviting outdoor living space.
You’ve just gone for a swim in your stunning pool. The water feels amazing. Now, the only thing that could make you feel more like you’re on vacation is a luxurious space to kick back and relax as you dry off and enjoy the North Carolina sun.
Select a comfy outdoor sofa and chairs to place on the patio under an umbrella or pergola. Pick a quality outdoor table and chairs for family dinners.
Top off your outdoor living space with a built-in grill, barbeque, roaster, smoker, or outdoor kitchen, providing the perfect place for a summer dinner party.
Want to create a pool environment your kids or grandkids will love? Add a diving board and poolside basketball hoop.
You could also integrate more relaxing water features, like a rock waterfall, water-fire wok, bubbler, sconce, or fountain. Plan to spend hours sunbathing poolside? Customize your pool with a partially submerged water ledge and some sweet Ledge Lounger in-water furniture.
Rising Sun Pools – Pools & Outdoor Living in Raleigh, NC