What are the pool trends for 2018? Pool design is currently going through a renaissance period as pool owners look for a more refined and simplistic design. Are the days of flashy glass windows and swim up bars are behind us?
Including a pool in any landscape should be one of the first factors considered when designing the space. Second to only the home itself, a pool is typically the main focal point of any garden and there are a few factors that must be considered to ensure a successful design. The size or “scale” of the pool in relation to the rest of the garden, is the first item addresses by designers as the proposed pool need to sit well in its new location. While there is no magic formula, the pool’s location and size needs to not only compliment the home and garden, but also not overpower it.
Many of the pools designed these days are a simple shape and layout. Typically, a basic rectangle or square, which ever sits best in the proposed location. The simplicity in shape has also lead to a reduction in over size, with the most popular sizes being anything up to 8 x 4m. While wet-edge or infinity edge pools have been on trend for many years, they are still an effect way of adding a restrained and clean design feature. Used in the correct location, a wet-edge pool can look like a sheet of glass overlooking the rest of the garden or landscape.
Overall, the pool designed trends for 2018 and beyond are all about simplistic design, complimenting the rest of the garden, and most importantly making the customer’s life easier. After all, who wants to spend their weekends maintaining a huge pool when they should be just enjoying it.