If your pool takes up most of your backyard space, or if you live in a crowded area, you may be struggling with a lack of color in your pool area. Fortunately, there are a few ways to bring in the brightness of color to your space—without having to relocate! We’re looking at a few of them below.
One of the best ways to add some color to your pool setting is, of course, to work on your landscaping. If you have grass to work with on the edge of the pool, this may mean planting your favorite colorful flowers to create a sort of vivid border around the water (just be sure to choose flower varieties that produce less litter, so you won’t be left dealing with a dirty pool surface every day).
However, we understand that not every pool owner has grass space to plant their own flowers in. Fortunately, if you’re in this situation, you can still add some color to the outside of your pool by adding potted plants to the patio or deck.
Colorful laminar jets
A relatively easy and fun way to add color to the pool itself is through colorful laminar jets. These jets produce streams of water that spurt across your pool, so they are perfect for cooling off swimmers as they come up for a break. You can add colored lights to these jets to produce colorful streams of water that light up your pool and make for a beautiful display at night—so this option is a must for those who entertain with outdoor dinner parties or family gatherings by the pool.
For even more creative (and colorful) lighting ideas, look under the surface. You can switch from a traditional in-pool light to a colorful one easily. This will be a fun visual treat for guests both in and out of the water, and can brighten up a space that is otherwise lacking in color.
If all else fails, adding a few bright and colorful pool floats to the surface of your pool may provide your space with the color it has been missing. This is by far the easiest and most cost-effective solution, and it’s not just about visual appeal, either—floats can make the swimming experience even more fun for kids and adults alike. When choosing your floats, choose ones in unique shapes—from animals to food items and everything in between—and vivid colors that will make your pool more inviting and fun to be in.
When added to your pool, a touch of color can brighten up a space and make it a more visually appealing focal point for your backyard area. By designing (or redesigning) your pool now, you will have a pool that’s ready for enjoyment come spring and summer.
What are your favorite ways to incorporate color in your pool design? We would love to hear about them!