The average Aussie backyard pool has come a long way. The fenceless, kidney-shaped pool that dominated in the 1980s has been replaced by cleaner lines and, thankfully, much improved safety regulations. But if your swimming pool is looking a little tired, there are ways to breathe life back into the space. From extensive retiling to creating ambience with luxury pool lights, read on to discover how you can transform your swimming pool.
Swimming pool trends
Clean lines and functional use of the available space have dominated new pool installations over the last few years. Rectangular wet-edge (or infinity-edge) pools are hugely popular, but building the biggest pool possible is no longer most people’s preference. Smaller pools that complement, rather than overwhelm, the yard allow for more usable space with better flow. We’re seeing a major resurgence in fully tiled swimming pools, too, as the smaller size trend makes this option more affordable.
Recycled and raw materials, such as reclaimed timber, recycled bricks and natural stone are proving popular in pool landscaping as we move towards greener solutions to design and construction. Colour palettes remain neutral with greys and creams still featuring in most outdoor design. Lush greenery and garden walls add natural texture and interest.
Ideas for updating your backyard pool
Perhaps you bought a home that already had a swimming pool and you’re looking to update the overall aesthetic of the space? Depending on your budget, there are a host of options to enhance the appeal and create that vibe that luxury pools create so well.
Retile your pool
Completely retiling the surface of your pool is a sure-fire way to instantly update. Tiling is popular for its longevity, easy cleaning and luxury pool aesthetic.
Paint your pool
Reinvigorate a tired pool with pool paint. Choosing a colour that complements the surrounding décor and furniture helps tie the outdoor space together.
Reshape your pool
Reshaping a pool can be a significant undertaking but it really can help update the overall look as well as maximise use of your backyard space. Cleaner lines, concrete steps, ledges or seats can all help create the luxury pool of your dreams.
Create five star ambience with luxury pool lights
Got budget constraints? Create the perfect entertaining area for endless summer nights with clever luxury pool lights. Installing underwater LED pool lighting is simple and inexpensive – and extra safe low voltage means you can do it yourself. Pool lighting can illuminate your backyard, making night swimming fun and safe for the whole family. Choose from a range of pool light colours and settings to transform your outdoor space and create that luxury pool ambience you’ve been dreaming of.