Installing a pool in your yard can be a huge undertaking mentally, physically, and financially. That’s why it’s completely understandable if you don’t originally plan to include any extra features when you first add a pool to your backyard. Over time, however, you may want to include some new items to add some pizzazz to your outdoor recreation spot. Or, perhaps you’ve completed drawing up the plans and getting estimates for your pool installation and, much to your surprise and delight, you find that you’ve got some extra money to play with for your project. If that’s the case, you can go ahead and start figuring out which fun and fancy perks you’d like to include right from the get-go. In our first article, we mentioned the ideas of a concrete border as well as a mini waterfall. In this article, we’ll explore even more options for adding that wow factor to your backyard pool.
Include a Built-In Spa with Bench Seat Jets
Perhaps you have an ultimate goal of adding a spa tub area to your backyard patio, but you’re not quite economically ready to take that step yet. In that case, you can add a spa-like feature to your swimming pool by adding bench seats with jets right into your existing pool. This is one feature you should decide to add as you’re installing your pool, as it may be cost-prohibitive and a big hassle to do so later. These calming, refreshing jets could be just what the doctor ordered for soothing your aching muscles while lounging in the water. You can just shut them off when not in use, and they’ll blend right into the pool’s other physical features, appearing to be nothing more than ordinary returns.
Add An Attractive Accent with Waterline Tile
If you have a concrete pool, you’ll probably already include a waterline tile in your pool when you initially install it on your property. Fiberglass pools, however, don’t always include this special feature. Whatever type of pool you decide to get, adding a waterline tile can give your pool extra character and color.
A good rule of thumb when it comes to waterline tile size is two inches or smaller so it will be sure to fit. You can use any one of a variety of different materials, such as ceramic, porcelain, glass, or stone. You could even mix and match these options to create your own unique look.
From tactile features such as bench seats with jets to visual features such as a waterline tile, there are a whole host of different ways you can enhance the look and feel of your pool. In our final article in this series, we’ll consider two more ways you can add value, convenience, and luxury to your pool without having to overspend. These features will include some great landscaping ideas as well as one smart option for cutting down on the amount of time you have to spend cleaning and maintaining your pool each week.
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