When the team here at LiveWell Outdoors talks about inground pools, we mean concrete pools. That’s what we specialize in. These high-end pools are completely customizable, which makes them ideal for what you have in mind for your outdoor oasis. Some of our favorite inground pool trends for 2020 include:
1. Tanning Ledges
Adding a tanning ledge to your pool allows you a spot to relax in the pool without being fully submerged. You can add lounge chairs or other accessories as you prefer. Catch some rays while reading a good book, or watching your toddlers splash in the safety of the tanning ledge.
2. Built-In Bars
A built-in bar in your inground pool brings the resort life to your own back yard. Add benches or bar stools for seating, and build the bar poolside. Ideally, this will be on the side of the pool nearest your outdoor kitchen, so there will be someone there to serve you and your guests.
3. Pool Waterfall with a Pool Grotto
Pool waterfalls are another growing trend. Bring the tropical jungle poolside with a natural-looking rock pool waterfall. You can also create a pool grotto for a little added interest. A pool grotto is a space underneath and behind the waterfall that is big enough for at least one person.
4. Dark Interior Finishes for Your Inground Pool
Rather than a bright blue or green, consider creating a lagoon-like feel with a dark interior finish for your inground pool. A dark finish retains heat better, which reduces your pool heating costs. Another bonus is a dark finish helps disguise a certain amount of dust and debris.
5. Energy Saving Features
Just because you have a luxurious inground pool doesn’t mean you can’t be energy-conscious. Pool automation saves you time and money while conserving energy. Your pump and filtration system run on an optimal schedule and your automatic pool cleaner decreases maintenance on your part. You can also select the most efficient pool pump and LED pool lighting.
Your Inground Pool Paradise — Dream It. Build It. Live It.
Get the inground pool you’ve always wanted by hiring reputable pool contractors. First, ask friends, family, and coworkers for suggestions of who to use and who to avoid. Then thoroughly review the company websites. How long have they been in business? Do they install concrete pools or only fiberglass? Do they build upscale pools like the one you want? Is there a seamless design/build process? Once you’ve narrowed your choices down to 2 or 3, set up your consultations.
Then choose the pool contractors you want to work with. And enjoy the process! You’ll be amazed at how much more time you spend in your outdoor living space.