Summer 2016 is here – and so is the heat. Perhaps the best way to escape the scorching summer sun is by seeking refuge in a fresh, clean pool. Whether you own a pool or are in the market, these top five pool trends are making a splash in pool design and will inspire you to make your summer oasis truly unique.
Tanning ledges are on many “must-have” lists this summer. As a means of providing sweet reprieve from the heat without requiring you to swim, a tanning ledge is designed to be covered in no more than a foot of water. Not only is this a great amenity for those who want to lounge in the pool without swimming or using inflatable floats, they also allow children and pets to safely enjoy the water without risking the dangers of deeper waters. Tanning ledges are the perfect addition to any pool design and are available in fiberglass, vinyl, and concrete in-ground pools.
Both concrete and fiberglass pools typically have a six-inch-wide band of tile outlining the waterline of the pool. While this design feature is used mainly to prevent water from staining the surface of the pool, a common trend is to install small, glass tiles that give your pool a classy, put-together look. By using square or rectangular shapes of translucent glass in similar, yet different colors, you can match any design theme or color scheme you desire. Plus, these glass tiles reflect the sun’s light and turn your pool water into a dazzling, glistening light show.
Nothing brings two elements together like adding a fire feature in or around your pool. Trending now are fire bowls – remote powered gas fire pits that give your pool the ambiance of vacation right in your backyard. Whether you wish to install a fire feature into your existing pool designs or want to include it in plans for your future pool, be sure to take plenty of time when planning to ensure it’s properly installed and in a safe, secure location.
Though this trend is one of the more expensive in 2016, vanishing edges add a beautiful, timeless feel to your pool. To achieve this look, bring down one end of your in-inground pool to the water level and build a decorative basin to catch and reuse whatever water spills over. This unique pool architecture is a fantastic option for places with a good view and gives your design a crisp, clean look.
Using LED lights gives you the opportunity to be creative and artistic with your lighting ideas. These versatile, long-lasting bulbs come in a vast selection of colors, letting you pick and choose how you want to light your water. By layering warm colors like reds, pinks, and oranges, you can give your pool a sunset-like appearance, whereas by adding greens and blues, you’ll achieve a cool, fresh look. LEDs last an average of 30,000 hours, so you won’t have to worry about constantly buying new bulbs.
Though these five pool fashions are popular in 2016, there’s one trend that will never go out of style: a clean, well-maintained pool. At ASP Coastal Virginia, we have the experience, knowledge, and tools to keep your pool in fantastic condition so you can enjoy it this year, and for years to come. With affordable pricing, professional and efficient services, and a highly trained staff, partnering with ASP Coastal Virginia guarantees satisfaction and reliability. Visit our website today to learn more!