Pool Design Trends for 2019

If we were to describe pool design trends for 2019 in one word, if would be destination. Everyone wants a backyard that feels like a resort, like their very own private oasis. We agree that having a beautiful and relaxing place to unwind after a long week is a welcome addition to any home—and we have helped many clients achieve that. However, creating that destination backyard requires a comprehensive approach to design that integrates pool, hardscape and landscape into one seamless exterior. Here are some tips for creating your own private oasis for resort-style living.

1. Pool design drives everything

The size and shape of your yard as well as any changes in elevation will influence your  pool design—as will your lifestyle goals. A thoughtful pool builder will discuss your wants and needs and create a pool that satisfies those while also accommodating the space available so the pool feels like part of your yard and not an element that was forced in. 

2. Hardscape should complement your home

 The materials you choose for your coping and decking should complement the materials used on the exterior of your home. A very traditional home might not go well with a modern-styled pool. (Pool design should complement the style of your home, too.) The idea here is to select finishes that enhance the whole home experience without creating a split personality. This is especially important when adding a pool to an existing home. Your oasis will come together more if pool design mirrors home design.

3. Landscape to add that finishing touch

What often makes or break a resort pool is the landscaping around it—same with your backyard. Plants and trees should add to the ambience as well as be pool friendly—stay away from anything that will constantly drop leaves and petals into your pool. You can use bushes as a privacy wall, add color through flowers and save water with desert-friendly plants. A pool design company with experience creating destination backyards will know exactly how to bring it all together.

To learn more about pool design, contact your local pool contractor. If you are in the San Diego area, we provide free estimates and can guide your pool dreams into fruition.

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