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Swimming Pool Design Ideas for 2017

All of us like to take a dip from time to time, especially in the summer, when there’s scorching heat outside and we can’t think of anything else but finding a way to cool down. However, most of us go for a public pool, if we don’t live near the seaside or a swimming-friendly lake. These public pools can be fun, but most of the time they’re crowded, noisy, and of suspicious hygiene. This hygiene, or the lack of it, is one of the main reasons people stay at home and jump in the shower instead.

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But, suppose you decided you’ve had enough of it and started planning for your own pool, in the safety and quiet of your back yard, where you wouldn’t have to worry about germs in the water, and any other negative sides that plague public pools?

Well, if you are on that path and you are about to have a pool of your own, don’t rush it. It’s going to last for years, even decades. You want to create happy memories while swimming in it, and therefore you want it to suit each and every one of your preferences.

If you’re interested in the latest and most popular design trends for swimming pools, continue reading.


Although it seems I’ve just invented this word, it actually stands for the combination of two things: spas and pools. The very idea of having a spa at home is tempting, you’ve got to admit.

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Spools are also known as small pools. They are ideal for small yard areas, or for those who don’t want to lose their entire lawn or garden by digging an enormous pool. Although it is true that you won’t be able to actually swim your laps in it, they are ideal for families with kids, and all those who want to have a pool, but don’t want to spend loads of money on the water and cleaning services. In your spool, you’ll be able to relax and cool down in an intimate atmosphere.

Infinity/knife edge pools

These pools are a combination of art and water. Their peculiar design adds to the feeling of style and luxury. They come in various shapes and sizes, but the most popular ones are made to look like they have no edges, or as if the water was continuously flowing. The secret with the latter one is similar to the way a fountain works: the water actually does fall, but into a basin, and afterwards it simply circulates.

Fiberglass pools

The rise in the number of people who decide to go for fiberglass pools isn’t merely accidental. Recent technology has enabled us to use new materials, such as fiberglass, which simplify the whole process of making the pools, and maintaining them afterwards. Plus, this option is much more affordable than a large number of others, and it’s fairly easy to combine and get creative with your favourite designs with this one. Find a design that suits you best, and enjoy laps in your new water haven!

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Tanning ledges

This one isn’t exactly a design for the very pool, but even the simplest one, with this addition, can look and feel high-end and exquisite. These built-in beach chairs are inside the pool, so you can get a tan and enjoy the water at the same time. They come in various shapes, sizes, and designs, so you can choose what works best for you. Remember to put sunscreen on, and limit your exposure to the rays when they are at their strongest.

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As you can see, having a pool in your home isn’t the simplest task. But, now that you know the newest trends in design, pick your favourite, and you’re ready to start planning for a pool of your own.

Also, I recently came across this awesome guide to pool lights which you should check out!