How to Make Your Pool More Inviting

How to Make Your Pool More Inviting

Your pool is a relaxing haven for friends and family — a place where everyone can unwind, cool off and simply enjoy the Florida lifestyle. Still, there’s always room for improvement.

Pools create excellent spaces for parties and lasting memories. They also contribute to a home’s overall value. According to a survey from House Logic (powered by, pools can increase home value by up to 15 percent!

Now’s a great time to enhance your pool area. Here’s how to get started:

Add Color

Studies have proven that color has an impact on the way we think and feel. Some colors are calming, while others help us concentrate or remember details from the past. The days of the boring, white pool are gone. Adding color makes pools look more natural and inviting. Depending on the colors you choose, they can even help turn your pool area into a Caribbean paradise! Use color to bring out the clarity of the water, add interesting accents with borders and tiles, and even improve safety by highlighting certain features to make them more visible.

Create Decorative Elements

Swimming or relaxing in a pool is better when the surrounding area is inviting. Create a unique experience by sprucing up patio areas with alternating pavers of different shapes and sizes. Use gravel for distinct transitions from the pool to other areas of your property. Dress up fences to make an eye-popping statement. Black aluminum or coated plastic brings simple elegance to any backyard. Arched gates lend an impressive flare reminiscent of a Mediterranean resort.

In addition, floral and plant arrangements make a powerful statement. Accentuate pathways to the pool with strategic planting placement. When selecting plants, choose options that can accept excess water, in the event of splashing from the pool. Placing other plants in potters makes it easy to move them around. Furniture also adds to the overall aesthetics. Creative placement of patio furniture makes pool areas more interesting and inviting. In addition, garden statues, candles, and pillows on and around your furniture present a warm and comfortable space. Some furniture even features hidden storage, which comes in handy when you want to hide items out of sight.

Consider Water Features and Mood Lighting

Water fountains add instant interest. Our eyes are naturally drawn to movement. Dancing water produces a calming effect, and the gentle sounds of circulating streams create an ambiance of peace and tranquility. Affordable and easy to install, most fountains operate on a single pump that draws water from your pool. Furthermore, by recirculating water in this fashion, it will help prevent and kill harmful bacteria, and also dissolve pool chemicals.

Pool lighting sets a relaxed mood, helping you and your guests feel at ease. Also, strategic lighting allows you to enjoy your pool even when it’s dark outside.

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User Comments

Great Advice
My husband and I have been considering adding a pool to our property, but we could use some design tips. Your article had some great tips for helping your pool look nicer, and I liked how you said to consider a water feature like a fountain that draws the eyes for a instant interest. Thanks for the help; we'll keep this in mind when adding a pool to our yard.
Author: / Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 8:39AM