The year of 2015 has already begun dropping hints that it will be filled with exciting above ground pool design ideas and features that will take backyard pools to a whole new level. The great thing about above ground pools is that they provide a modern look and versatility that pool owners cannot get with a inground pool. Above ground pool owners can change up or add new features to their pool at any time without being limited by permanent features! If you’re planning your fantasy waterscape and hoping to remodel or build your perfect pool next year, here are some of the hottest trends that you can expect to see this:
Because of its visual, modern appeal, wood decking is a popular choice for many above ground pool owners. An added benefit of choosing wood for your decking material is its ability to withstand moisture with the right treatment. Adding a paint or stain with an extra sealant can provide extra protection and enhance the overall look of your outdoor living space. Additionally, there are variety of styles of decking to choose from that can surround your pool entirely, just one side, or connect other pieces of your outdoor living space together such as your hot tub, patio, and outdoor kitchen.
One popular trend that adds an ultra-modern feel to an above ground pool is a side glass panel. This is a great addition that offers an extra layer of elegance, especially for modern houses or villas. The panel of glass enhances the look of an above ground pool so much that it doesn’t even seem like it’s an above ground pool at all.
A great advantage to an above ground pool is that it doesn’t take up a lot of space in your backyard. One way to enhance the overall look of your backyard and a new or existing above ground pool at the same time is by adding a outer frame garden. Choose a variety of colorful plants and flowers to surround your pool to make it a beautiful focal point in your backyard.
TIP: Choosing evergreen plants and flowers that do not drop leaves or blossoms and keep your pool space looking nice all year long without adding any extra clean up work for you.
Rock features are a cost effective way to greatly enhance the space around an above ground pool. Add smooth stones and river rocks three feet outward from the edge of the pool. The rocky layer will prevent weeds and grass from growing in the area while allowing splashed water to drain through to plants and flowers. Add bigger stones that provide a walkway for family and guests to walk out and enjoy the pool.