If you're going to put a pool in your backyard, you should consider having a custom pool built. While any pool is nice for a refreshing dip when it's hot outdoors, a custom pool adds to the beauty of your property, which is ideal if you like to entertain and have outdoor parties. When you hire a custom pool builder, you can have the pool designed to fit the shape of your yard and you can add all the fun features you like. Here are some ideas you may want to incorporate into your pool.
A beach entry or zero entry pool has an interesting appearance. It looks just like a beach in that there are no steps. Instead you simply walk right into the water as it gets gradually deeper. The entrance to the pool is very shallow, and this shallow area can double as a tanning ledge or place for small children to play in the water. You can also place your beach chairs in the shallow portion if you just want to get your feet wet. A beach entry pool allows you to use your pool in these different ways, which gives you more use out of the pool.
Rock Ledge Waterfall
A waterfall is an exotic touch for a swimming pool. The waterfall is relaxing to watch and a perfect backdrop for parties. It is also relaxing to listen to as you float around the pool. Some of the rock ledges have slides built into them as well as a waterfall. Other ledges are designed with a seating area behind the waterfall for a secret hideout for the kids. Kids and adults alike enjoy letting the water splash on them as it pours down the rocks and falls in the pool. In addition to adding visual interest, a waterfall makes your pool more exciting and fun.
If your kids are young, then you might consider installing a splash pad in the shallow beach area of your pool. These shoot water jets out of the ground that your kids can play in and run through. When your pool is lit up at night, the water jets create a festive look for a party.
Your small children may enjoy the splash pad feature more than they enjoy the deeper section of the pool. It's a good way for your kids to get exercise as they dodge and jump over the water jets, plus it keeps your kids occupied while the adults enjoy lounging nearby. It's also a fun way for small kids to play in the pool without worrying about them being in deeper water.
In addition to these major features, there are many minor customization options you can make to your pool such as water features, lights, tanning shelves, islands, and bridges. Plus, since custom pools are made from concrete, they can be made into any shape you like, so you could create something really unique for your backyard.