The “Wow” Effect: Backyard pool designs that will amaze your guests

We all dream of summers in a big, beautiful home, with a stunning backyard pool. Pools are the ultimate luxury addition for your home, and provide lasting, precious family memories. But you don’t just want your pool to be an addition that doesn’t blend well with the rest of your home. Especially when you can create a unique pool that works well with its surroundings. There are many things you can do to personalize your backyard pool shape – amazing designs and lighting can work together to create a WOW effect to amaze your guests. Leave your guests impressed and wanting to come back for more with these tips!
Don’t think you have to settle with rectangular or round pools. Pools come in all shapes and sizes. It can be as curved or zigzagged as you want. Your imagination is the only limit. Once you have a design in mind, you can think about where you want to position the pool. Placement is quite important in enhancing your pool’s enjoyment. An east-west facing pool will maximize your pool’s sun exposure and provide natural heating. Your pool also doesn’t have to be just a pool. It can be turned into a spa. When your guests are tired of swimming, they can relax and be massaged by the water jets. For those guests who can’t swim or don’t wish to swim, there could be a tanning ledge with a small shallow pool to let everyone in on the fun.
Make sure to leave space in your backyard for a deck. There’s a lot of room for artistic designs when it comes to the pool deck. You can pick different materials to match the theme of your house. If you want to create a zen garden atmosphere, you can use wooden or natural stone decks and decorate one side with bamboos. If you’re more into chic, modern designs, then try a classic marble deck.  Placing water features such as cascades or splash ways will woo your guests. Both can either be designed to accustom nature-infused pools or classy pools. If you’re set on a more rugged feel, grottos built from rocks and boulders with a cave like opening will be a great option.
The addition of lighting will tie all the designs together and truly amaze everyone who visits your home.  Ambient lighting will greatly influence the mood. There could be dim light over a stone wall to enhance its texture, or soft light amongst the grass, or the crystal glow that light up the steps of the pool. If you want a dash of colour and excitement, dynamic lighting will be perfect as it can shift, twinkle, and change colour and intensity. You can create shadows with shadow lighting on grottos or over cascades for a mysterious atmosphere. With other water features, focal lighting will capture the eye and add drama.
Small details make a big difference. Impressing your guests with your backyard pool isn’t hard if you have the right designs. If you have an idea in mind, but don’t know how to put it into action, or if you have any other questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact your local pool professionals. Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs has proudly been an industry leader in pool designs for many years. Feel free to book an appointment today by calling 905-294-8030, or on our toll free number 1-888-494-8030, or by sending us an email at

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