Luxury Pools: Backyard Pool Design and Construction

Usually, pool owners constructing luxury pools intend to create breathtaking views in their outdoor area. Pools vary in shape, size, material, and types. Today, there are many pool layouts to choose from, but the main classifications include:

  • Natural pools
  • Classic pools
  • Modern pools
  • Vanishing edge pools
  • Freeform pools

Most homeowners determine their preferred pool type by identifying the pool’s purpose. Some homeowners wish to modernize their property while some intend to use the pool for entertainment reasons. Before you settle for a specific luxury pool design, ensure you consult your pool builder to get some advice on the most suitable pool design that will meet your requirements. Luckily, there are diverse luxury pool design options. 

Luxury Swimming Pool Styles

Classic Pools

What are classic pools? These pools create a Mediterranean visual appearance through their ninety-degree angles, clean lines, and arches. Pool builders incorporate Roman and Grecian themes to construct these swimming pools. Additionally, the Roman theme has rounded pool ends while the Grecian theme has reformed inclinations at the pool ends. Additionally, they can include ornamental features like mosaics, statues, and custom tile work. Occasionally, pool experts refer to these luxury pools as a classification of geometric pools, although they have a sophisticated style. The ends of classic pools have inclinations hence making them distinct from other pool types. 

Modern Pools

Mostly, these luxury pools have a square shape. Contrary to popular belief, they can create stylish and artistic layouts to match an environment’s landscape. With a modern pool, you can design a geometric shaped pool. Water structures integrated with this pool type to enhance its contemporary look include lighting, jets, and waterfalls. A pool patio also gives modern pools a distinguished and elegant look. 

Freeform Pools

Freeform pools are one of the popular pool designs in the United States. They are irregular in shape; thus, they are the best alternative for limited spaces. The freeform design can develop a large pool of even in smaller pool areas. They incorporate rounded edges and irregular curves. Thus, freeform pools are best suited for areas with tiny spaces and underground barriers. Freeform pools are the most popular type of pool shape selected on luxury inground pools.

Natural Pools

These pool types use natural-looking water structures to improve the appearance of the pool. Some of these structures are natural water rocks, vegetation, slight inclinations, and curves. Waterfalls are also included to boost the natural look of the pool. Pool contractors do not create natural pools with sharp angles and straight lines to allow the pool’s appearance to blend well with the immediate environment. Furthermore, several pool builders construct natural pools with slanting beach entries, stone decks, and waterfalls, among other natural structures. 

Vanishing Edge Pools / Infinity Pools

Also known as negative edge pools, these luxury pools develop an unreal visual effect of pool edges with no boundaries. These pools are outstanding, elegant, classic, and luxurious and offer tranquility in their surrounding environment. Due to their ‘disappearing edge appearance’, a vanishing edge pool can transform your backyard into a serene haven. Usually, infinity pools are in high-end resorts, hotels, and beachfront hotels with astonishing views. Vanishing edge pools costs lie within a range of $70,000-$80,000. They are luxury pools, thus relatively expensive in comparison to other pools.

Luxury Pools: Backyard Pool design and Construction
Luxury Inground Pools are a costly investment but can increase your property value up to 10%

Nonetheless, their cost should not discourage you from installing such pools. They increase your property’s value by an estimate of 7% to 10%. Moreover, they serve as a major tourist attraction in resorts, thus can bring a huge return on investment.

Indoor Pools

One of the most popular requests we receive are for luxury indoor pools. Most homeowners who construct indoor pools live in colder geographical areas. For example, if you live in Chicago, where the climatic conditions are rarely hot or sunny, an indoor pool might be a good option. All you have to do is sacrifice a pool space in your indoor living area and look for a professional pool contractor. These pools are like outdoor pools and can include any water features found in outdoor pool spaces. 

Lap Pools / Fitness Pools

Pool builders design these types of pools for fitness and athletics purposes. They are mostly used for swimming pool competitions and sports training. As a result, they contain different lanes, rope guides, and markers to establish proper guidance for the swimmer. Most of these types of pools use a modern or classic layout. But this does not limit them to these specific designs; they can fit into any other model. Also, lap pools are not restricted to sports purposes; you can sit and relax in the pool suppose you get the chance!

Your lap pool could include an infinite edge, spa, or waterfall. Although there are distinct designs, your pool contractor should aim to meet all your desired outcomes. Any additions and improvisations you would like to have will be your choice. 

Luxury Pools: Southern Poolscapes

Different types of luxury inground pools provide various benefits. As an aspiring pool owner, even though you will select a particular layout, it is possible to integrate it with other elements of other pool designs. Thus, before settling for a particular pool type, visit your expert pool contractor at Southern Poolscapes and address all your requirements. If you wish to construct a luxury pool, then we will advise you on the best alternative to settle with based on your budget. As long as your pool builder is working to meet your primary goal of constructing your luxury inground pool, you are good to go!

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