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Luxury Pool Designs & Features 2024: How to Make Your Eco-Chic Pool Paradise

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As summer 2024 approaches, we’re seeing the rise of luxury pool designs that blend aesthetics and functionality to craft retreat-like experiences. Homeowners and real estate developers alike are investing in pools that enhance property aesthetics and provide a tranquil escape from everyday life. If you’re always juggling work and family obligations, a backyard retreat is an investment in both your home’s value and your mental health.

You have the power to create a pool that fits your unique style, busy schedule, healthy lifestyle and sustainability values. Whether you are building a new pool or are renovating an existing one, this is your chance to build a retreat to escape the daily stresses and rejuvenate yourself. 

Here are today’s trending pool designs and features that will transform your backyard into a chic oasis this summer.

Trending Pool Designs & Features in 2024 

1. Acrylic Pool Walls, Windows & Edges

Luxury acrylic pools have redefined swimming experiences with cutting-edge designs and features in both residential and commercial pools. Transparent acrylic panels create stunning effects like infinity-edge pools with clear, see-through walls and underwater viewing panels. Additionally, customization is a key for acrylic pools, allowing you to choose the size, shape and functionality. 

While the initial investment can be higher due to acrylic costs and specialized installation, the result is worth it – a pool that doubles as a work of art. As modern homes embrace sleek design and technology, luxury acrylic pools fit right in, seamlessly blending contemporary aesthetics with an extraordinary swimming experience.

Indeed, luxury acrylic pools come with a higher price tag compared to traditional options. The use of acrylic, one of the most expensive materials, coupled with a specialized installation, can significantly increase costs. Acrylic pool prices typically range from $10,000 to $20,000 or more. Yet, it’s a worthwhile investment for those looking for a unique, cutting-edge and breathtaking luxurious pool. As modern home styles evolve, luxury acrylic pools are becoming the go-to addition. If you’re looking for the best swimming experience, an acrylic pool is for you.

Source: Emerald Pools and Spas in Phoenix, Arizona

2. Pool Lighting Under & Above Water

Advancements in smart lighting empower pool owners with convenient control via smartphone apps and voice commands. Customizable options set the mood for any occasion, from lively parties to tranquil retreats.

To address environmental concerns, energy-efficient LED and solar-powered lighting options have gained popularity, reducing costs and carbon footprints. Integrating natural tones like soft greens and blues creates a serene connection with nature, while minimalist warm lighting complement modern pool aesthetics. Smart swimming pool lighting offers pool owners diverse ways to create captivating outdoor spaces aligned with their lifestyle and values.

Source: Pacific Pools Inc. in Santa Barbara

3. Outdoor Living Pool Trends 

As the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces blur, the concept of outdoor living has evolved into an integral part of home design. Moreover, the outdoor living trend seamlessly transitions from indoor comfort to refreshing outdoor bliss. Today, homeowners seek to extend their living areas beyond the confines of the house, creating multifunctional outdoor spaces that offer comfort, style and functionality. From cozy lounging areas to fully-equipped kitchens, the possibilities for outdoor living are endless. 

Let’s explore some key features that elevate the outdoor experience:

  • Alfresco Dining: Transform your backyard into an entertainment hub with an alfresco dining area complete with a dining table, chairs and ambient lighting, perfect for hosting gatherings under the stars.
  • Outdoor Kitchen: Take your culinary skills with a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen featuring a grill, sink, refrigerator and ample counter space, ideal for cooking and entertaining guests without missing a moment of the action.
  • Relaxation Zones: Create tranquil retreats with comfortable seating, plush cushions and a hammock or daybed, providing the perfect spot to unwind and soak in the beauty of the outdoors.
  • Fire Features: Add warmth and ambiance to your outdoor space with a fire pit or fireplace, perfect for cozying up on chilly evenings and extending the usability of your outdoor area into the cooler months.
  • Water Features: Incorporate the soothing sounds of water into your outdoor oasis with features like fountains, ponds, or waterfalls, creating a sense of serenity and relaxation.
  • Outdoor Entertainment: Elevate your outdoor experience with entertainment options such as a built-in sound system, outdoor TV, or even a dedicated outdoor movie theater, ensuring endless enjoyment for family and friends alike.

With these elements seamlessly integrated into your poolside paradise, you’ll create an outdoor living experience that’s as luxurious as it is inviting. 

Source: California Pools in Claremont, California

4. Sustainable Pool Designs & Features

In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on sustainability in pool design as we seek eco-friendly alternatives that minimize environmental impact. Sustainable pool designs aim to save resources, reduce energy use and promote ecological balance while still delivering a luxurious and enjoyable swimming experience. 

Here’s how today’s pool designs are embracing sustainability:

  • Eco-Friendly Materials: Opting for eco-friendly materials like recycled glass tiles, natural stone and sustainable hardwood decking minimizes waste and contributes to an environmentally conscious design.
  • Energy-Efficient Systems: Incorporating energy-efficient systems such as variable-speed pumps, solar heating and LED lighting reduces energy consumption and operational costs. For instance, energy-efficiency trends have also prompted a move away from energy-consuming UV pool sanitation systems to more sustainable alternatives.
  • Water Conservation: Implementing water-saving features such as automatic pool covers, rainwater harvesting systems and efficient variable-speed pumps can help conserve your water. Additionally, using drought-resistant landscaping around the pool area can further minimize water consumption while enhancing the aesthetic of your outdoor space.

Above all, adding these sustainable practices into your pool design and construction, you not only enhance your property but also contribute to a healthier planet. Sustainable pool designs balance luxury and environmental responsibility, allowing homeowners to enjoy their pool while contributing to a greener, more sustainable future.

Source: Heritage Pools LLC in Charleston, South Carolina

5. Alternative Hydroxyl-Based AOP Pool Systems

In pool design, people often overlook the impact water quality has on pool aesthetics and longevity. Your choice of pool sanitation system determines how your pool looks and functions. Additionally, the wrong pool sanitizer can wreak havoc on your pool surfaces and equipment, leading to stains, discoloration and corrosion damage. This is where low-chlorine Hydroxyl-Based AOP (advanced oxidation processes) come into play. Hydroxyl-Based AOP are a patented one-of-a-kind alternative sanitizer that keeps water quality healthy, refreshing and crystal-clear, while preserving your pool design’s integrity.

Here’s how Hydroxyl-Based AOP pool systems elevate pool designs:

  • Enhanced Wellness: Hydroxyl-Based AOP pool systems prioritize the wellness of swimmers by minimizing the need for chlorine and salt. Therefore, this results in less chloramines and water that’s more healthy, comfortable and kind to your eyes, skin and breathing. 
  • Promotes Sustainability: By minimizing chemical usage and reducing environmental impact, AOP pool systems contribute to a more sustainable approach to pool maintenance.
  • Functional Maintenance: AOP pool systems are efficient and easy to maintain, providing hassle-free operation and ensuring optimal functionality of your pool sanitation system.
  • Preservation of Pool Surfaces: AOP pool systems effectively eliminate harmful chloramines and prevent scale and stains, preserving the aesthetic appeal of pool surfaces and extending their lifespan.
  • Clear Water Quality: With AOP pool systems, homeowners can enjoy superior water quality characterized by clarity, color and cleanliness, promoting a safer and more enjoyable swimming experience for all.
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Craft Your Own Eco-Chic Pool Paradise

With all today’s trends, now is the perfect time to embrace the latest innovations from acrylic pool walls to pool lighting. From AOP pool systems to eco-friendly feature, the shift towards low-chlorine pool sanitation offers a path to a more holistic outdoor living experience. As you envision your ideal pool oasis, remember the importance of sustainability. With eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient systems and natural solutions, you not only create a tranquil retreat but also minimize your ecological footprint.

This summer, as you embark on your pool design journey, dare to embrace innovation, prioritize wellness and sustainability. Let’s create eco-chic pool paradises that elevate our outdoor living experiences while nurturing our planet and well-being. 


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