Was it your new year’s resolution to finally install a pool? Make a splash now with the latest trends.
The single most important thing to keep in mind when designing your pool is to adhere to your home’s style. Ensure that the pool aesthetic, shape and finish reflects your home’s style. You wouldn’t put a coastal-themed kitchen into a mid-century modern home, and the same applies for your pool. Keep your house architecture in mind when choosing a pool design and finishes for your new pool.
Experts believe a simplistic, rectangular pool will stand the test of time, however these are the trends emerging for the year ahead:
Pools should no longer be confined to the far reach of the backyard. In 2018, we’ll begin to see a more streamlined integration between outdoor entertaining areas and the blue lagoon. Whether achieved by glass sliding doors, clever landscaping or a close-for-comfort lap pool along the side of one’s home, space will be better utilised to ensure the maximum use of a pool trans-seasonally.
Continued popularity of white or light blue pool interiors give a crisp and contemporary look. When paired with a tiled black spa, it can also provide a bold and sophisticated edge. Looking for a more understated application of monochrome magic? Black- or charcoal-coated fences will make a resurgence. We’re starting to see more glass pool fences on black spigots rather than stainless steel – it’s very much in line with the increased use of black tapware and fittings inside the house.
The future is here, people. Automation features such as lighting, temperature control, cleaning and audio can now integrate with your home systems and be controlled by smartphone apps. Just imagine heating up your spa and queuing your favourite relaxation playlist as you head home from work on a chilly, winter’s evening…
Elevated pools are set to creep out of their Hollywood movie confines and into your home this year. Pools will become better integrated with architecture in 2018, so as to take advantage of space and views. Though you may instinctively gravitate to the space beyond the deck when installing a pool, this year we’re invited to think outside of the backyard, and start looking above our garages, common rooms or even on the roof.
Infinity pools are here to stay. Infinity edges continue to be popular and are stunning when you’re lucky enough to have a view beyond. A good idea is to choose the colour of your pool’s interior to match the hues of the water beyond – this is when a blue or green interior looks right.