So you’ve decided to build an in ground pool in your backyard, and you’ve got the size, shape, and depth figured out. But what features will you add? Waterfalls, jacuzzis, and water slides all make excellent additions to in ground pools, simultaneously increasing ambiance and entertainment value. Continue reading for more tips and information.
Installing a waterfall in your pool generates a rhythmic and soothing sound effect that adds tranquility to your yard. If you’re going for a natural look, consider installing multiple levels of patio or stone for water to flow down, creating a resemblance to waterfalls in the wilderness. A more contemporary look, with a straighter and well-defined water flow, is also common among owners of in ground pools. If this is your style, try incorporating multiple raised sections in your pool so that water can pour neatly from one to the other.
When designing your pool, think about incorporating space for a hot tub. Many families choose to install both an in ground pool and a connecting jacuzzi simultaneously. In this case, a jacuzzi is aesthetically part of your pool, often separated by a wall that keeps them apart when the hot tub is on. Jacuzzis can also sit a step above your pool, with a waterfall flowing down into it.
You’ll want to take into account size and other factors when planning your hot tub. The number of people who will be using the jacuzzi at one time is important, as, obviously, if you have a bigger family who will all want to relax in the hot tub at the same time, it will need to be larger to accommodate everyone. It’s also important to consider safety; if you’ll have small children around your pool area frequently, a locking cover is key. Additionally, if you’re using your jacuzzi for hydrotherapy, make sure it has the ideal number of jets with high enough pressure.
Water slides are a particularly exciting pool feature for the young ones in your family, whether they’re kids, grandkids, or nieces and nephews. If you choose to add a slide to your pool, think about location. You don’t want the slide to obstruct any common walking paths in your backyard, and you’ll also probably want to position it so that you can watch kids from the patio. A huge variety of different sizes and shapes are available, so you’ll find something that fits perfectly with your backyard.
Contact Blue Tree Landscaping for help thoroughly planning your pool and its features. We’ll handle everything from design, to installation, to creating the perfect pool environment with detailed landscaping.