As Labor Day approaches, most of our neighbors to the north are savoring these last few weeks of sun and fun around the family pool. Before long, tarps will cover once sparkling blue pools, soon to be covered by the amber leaves of Autumn.
Not here! It‘s pool season all year long in South Florida which is just one of the benefits of life in the Sunshine State. There are many new design styles and technological innovations for the backyard pool; below I highlight just a few:
Earthy Enhancements: More and more, pool designers are incorporating rock features, waterfalls and even torches and fire pits to add dramatic flair. From subtle and romantic to exotic backyard grottos; fountains, stone water slides and natural flame lighting are being featured more commonly in South Florida back yards.
Color my World: LED advancements have brought the light show, to the pool! LED lighting is energy efficient, available in a myriad of colors and can be synchronized between features like spas, landscaping and the pool itself.
Take the Plunge: Pool entries are changing, traditional steps or ladders are being replaced with infinity edges, wading areas, tanning shelves, swim up bars and the gentle slope of zero-entry pools.
Everything Old is New Again: Colorful tiles are making a comeback in pools today. Glass tiles are especially popular as they come in a generous range of colors and unique textures like swirls and bubbles.
A Pinch of Salt: The soft-water feeling of a Salt Water pool, is something unique and memorable. Containing only approximately 1/10 the salt experienced in the ocean, salt water pools are increasing in popularity and contrary to what you may think, they do not sting your eyes. Although slightly more expensive to build, salt water pools are less costly to maintain.
Since you’ve got 365 days a year to enjoy your South Florida pool, increase the fun and get creative! Check out some of the cutting edge design and technology features available today when sizing up, how to freshen up, your very own backyard oasis!
Copyright 2013: Valerie Anne Martinetti