The warm weather is upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about your swimming pool! Whether you’re updating an existing pool or installing one for the first time, these stylish swimming pools will make summer days and nights more relaxing than ever.

A tropical theme is great for making your pool feel like a resort escape. Or, you can opt for a Mediterranean pool design that calls for simple plants and furnishings.

Tropical Island

Tropical pool design features bring to mind island getaways and vacation fun. The pool deck’s natural tan surface provides the foundation for this aesthetic, which can be amplified by adding a waterfall or grotto.

Your builder can also incorporate fountains that shoot jets of water or mist across your pool for rambunctious family fun. Custom lighting can add color to these playful water effects.

Lush trees and plants adorning your backyard advance the tropical look. Using the same plant species that are popular at your favorite resort will work best. You could even use tropical flowers such as hibiscus, colocasia (elephant ears), plumeria, and croton to add color.


In areas with hot summers, swimming pools can be a great way to cool off. A Tuscan-inspired pool design can make your backyard feel like a luxury resort.

Grass, earth tones, and iron accents are common Mediterranean pool features. You can also find terra cotta fountains that add a touch of drama and beauty to the pool.

This beautiful Tuscan-inspired pool by Lewis Aquatech is surrounded by natural edges of varying levels of stacked stone. The pool and patio blend seamlessly into the landscape design that includes wide jars on pedestals, symmetry, and clipped Italian cypresses. This creates a true garden that’s perfect for relaxing and entertaining.

Vinyl Lining

If you’re looking to get a pool for exercise, relaxation or entertaining, the design options are endless. From a clean geometric look to the dazzling water walls of a romantic grotto, we can help you bring your dreams to life.

Dark blue liners are popular because they’re more water-like, but they can also show dirt, debris, stains and scratches more easily than lighter colors. If you choose to install a darker liner, we recommend a thicker liner.

The walls of a vinyl liner pool are made of aluminum, steel or polymer panels. They surround the pool, except for the steps which are typically made of polymer.

Lounge Chairs

Lounge chairs are the perfect poolside addition to add comfort and style. Many options are water-resistant and durable, including rattan and wicker, aluminum, and mesh. It’s important to keep in mind that even chair materials that can withstand the elements may need to be completely dry and stored indoors during off-season.

This rattan lounge chair offers multiple reclining positions but is low to the ground, so it may be challenging for some to get in and out of. Its thin structured frame and dark color finish have a sleek look. This chair also comes with carrying straps for easy toting to the beach or pool.

Negative Edge

The dramatic visual effect of a vanishing edge pool is a beautiful addition to any backyard oasis. Also known as infinity pools, they appear to disappear into a scenic view like the ocean or salt marshes.

These stunning swimming pools are often found at high-end resorts, and they are becoming more popular among homeowners who want to recreate the feeling of a tropical getaway at home.

The slope of your property will play a huge role in whether or not a negative edge pool is possible. These unique pools require specialized engineering for the catch basins, and they are best built by contractors who have experience with these complex projects.

Swim-Up Bar

A swim-up bar adds a luxury pool design feature that allows you and your guests to enjoy food and drinks without having to leave the water. You can include the bar in your pool’s design or build it on the dry side of your backyard oasis.

The bar’s countertop is usually curved and can be covered with decorative tile or stone that coordinates with the pool. Some homeowners even choose colors and materials that visually contrast with the rest of the pool design to create a dramatic focal point in their backyards.

A pool bar also typically features a seating area on the dry side, so guests who are in and out of the water can socialize. Your designer can help you create the ideal swim-up bar configuration to fit your swimming pool design.

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