Your swimming pool is much more than just a place to take a dip. It’s an investment in your well-being, giving you a place to relax and have fun with your friends and family. It’s also an investment in your home; a swimming pool can raise the value of your property by up to 7%!
However, you won’t reap all these benefits with just an ordinary pool — you need a beautiful swimming pool. Here are a few tips that will help you transform your yard into an oasis.
Keep Your Water Clean
We all know what pool water is supposed to look like. Crystal clear, sparkling in the sun, without a speck of dirt or debris in sight. But as every pool owner knows, beautiful swimming pool water doesn’t come easily. It takes a lot of time — and a lot of chemicals.
Even if you’re using a pool cover to prevent chlorine dissipation and keep away debris, it’s important to test and treat your water frequently. In fact, most pool experts agree that you should test your water once a week (or 2-3 times a week if you use it more often).
Thankfully, checking your pool water is a relatively simple task. You can pick up test strips (which check on your pool’s alkalinity, pH balance, and chlorine levels, among other things) at most pool supply stores. Then, simply make weekly testing part of your pool care routine! If you stick to it, a beautiful swimming pool will be practically guaranteed.
Keep Sight of the Water with a See-Through Pool Fence
The way sunlight catches your pool water almost certainly makes it the highlight of your backyard. Being able to see it from inside your house makes for more than a spectacular view, it also makes your pool that much safer. Clear line-of-sight with your pool water makes it easier to see if someone’s swimming who shouldn’t be, and to tell if a swimmer is in distress.
There are laws requiring pool safety barriers in all 50 States. Using a transparent mesh pool fence will help you meet those requirements without blocking the view of your beautiful swimming pool. You can even choose the color of your fence to best match your home and backyard to get the best-looking pool fence in the neighborhood.
Dress Up Your Deck
Take a moment to think about your average weekend pool party. There’s music, food, drinks, and people swimming of course, but there are also many guests sitting or standing around the deck, chatting and laughing without even dipping a toe in the water. If you want to have a beautiful swimming pool that everyone can enjoy, you have to think about those non-swimmers, too.
The right set of patio furniture will make your pool look homey and relaxing to all your family and friends. Find chairs, tables, and umbrellas that suit your pool area “theme” and place them around the deck. Voila! You have a nice, relaxing area where guests can catch up with one another, get tan, or rest after several laps in the water. Just don’t forget to include your lounge area when measuring for your pool safety fence!
Bring in Some Nature
Even the most beautiful swimming pool in the world would look lackluster in the middle of a barren parking lot. So once you have that perfectly clear pool water, it’s time to look at the surrounding area and bring in some green!
Plant life can be a great way to bring life and color to your pool area. You can stick with greenery for a striking, all-natural look. You can add tons of colorful flowers for a vibrant, playful feel. You could even plant a few creeping vines around your fence to create the best-looking pool fence you’ve ever seen! Whatever you choose, this touch of Mother Nature will inevitably turn your pool into your own little slice of paradise.
If you do decide to add plants to your pool area, it is important that you keep them nice and healthy. After all, a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by wilting flowers and withered leaves will always lose a little luster. Remember to give your plants lots of (unchlorinated) water and sunlight, and always make sure to keep your pool rake handy — you don’t want to let leaves sit in the water too long!
Add a Water Feature
So, your water sparkling clean. You’ve got beautiful plants surrounding your pool. The place looks pretty good — but you can’t help feeling it could use something more. Something sophisticated, that adds to the overall look of the pool. Something fun that your kids will enjoy. Lucky for you, we have a suggestion that’s just what you need: a beautiful water feature!
Adding a water feature to your pool can make your whole yard seem more elegant and classy, giving you a more beautiful swimming pool area. There are tons of different features to choose from — fountains, bubbling jets, natural-looking waterfalls, even jets that shoot arches of water overhead — and they all have the ability to take your pool to the next level. Just remember to keep them clean and you’ll have the beautiful swimming pool of your dreams!
Use Beautiful Safety Features
Having a beautiful swimming pool isn’t just about the pool itself — it’s also about everything around it. After all, why would you settle for an average fence when you can have the best-looking pool fence or pool net the industry has to offer? Safety features like pool nets, fences, or safety alarms are an absolute necessity if you want to keep your pool area safe — but they don’t have to be all function and no fashion.
There are many ways to make your safety features both lovely and life-saving. You can install fences made of glass or see-through mesh for a striking (and safe) look. You can dress up your fence with potted plants, or let the kids get creative with some stickers or paints. This can be a great way to make your pool area look better and get your kids involved in learning about the importance of pool safety.
Every pool owner is different, with their own unique decorating style. Some folks want their pool to resemble a tropical paradise, some want a Tuscan-style spa, and others want a natural-looking pond in the forest. But whatever your tastes may be, our tips will help you have a beautiful swimming pool!
Talk to a Pool Safety Expert
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