6 Custom Pool Features You Need

When you reminisce about a grand party or a nice vacation getaway, the odds are that it probably involved an excellent swimming pool. It’s time to amp up your backyard and add some extra flair. You want your guests and kids to enjoy your backyard. American Sealants, Inc. (ASI) will nail down every detail into making your dream custom pool into a reality. With ASI, the possibilities are endless. We’ve listed our top six innovative ideas for custom pools to give you some inspiration and make things easier for you.

Recessed Lounge Area

Sometimes you and your guests want to be in the pool but don’t want to get wet or swim — this is when a recessed lounge area comes in handy. An open lounge area is a unique seating space with cushions and pillows inside the pool. You could also amp it up by installing a fire pit in the middle. Guests can access the lounge area via floating steps or a small bridge. This unique feature is an ideal place for sunbathing, conversations, or cozy nights illuminated only by your firepit and stars.

Cascading Waterfalls

Imagine yourself sunbathing on a pool float, listening to the soothing sound of a waterfall. You can have your pool be as peaceful or as dramatic as you prefer. Waterfalls can range from small and staggered geometrical shapes to natural stone formations or wide expanses with vanishing edges. There’s also the option to incorporate LED lights for that extra touch of elegance. No matter what route you choose, waterfalls add a wonderful ambiance with the sound of gently moving water.

Vanishing Edge Infinity Pool

Bring the luxury of five-star hotels to your very own home. With an infinity pool, your custom pool will seem to disappear into the horizon. You’ll feel like you’re floating above the landscape with a vanishing edge. Don’t worry about falling off the edge! Infinity pools are just as safe as any other pool: a few feet beneath the edge of the pool is a platform ready to catch you or any items you drop. The infinity pool design plays a clever trick on the eye that will “wow” all your guests.

Swim-up Bar

Extra touches make all the difference in your custom pool’s atmosphere. Having a swim-up bar makes it convenient for guests to eat and drink without leaving the pool. A popular design approach is to incorporate the same decorative tile used elsewhere in the pool for cohesiveness. Some swim-up bars are made more elaborate by including a complete outdoor kitchen and TV monitor. Your guests may never want to leave after experiencing a pool day at your place.

Tanning Ledge

A tanning ledge is a very shallow shelf in your custom pool, usually five feet wide by nine inches deep. This design has been around for years but is growing in popularity for its functionality and aesthetic appearance. People often place furniture such as lounge chairs, umbrellas, or small tables on the ledge for convenience. You can lay directly on the tanning ledge and tan while enjoying the cooling effect of pool water. The shallow depth of the shelf also makes it great for young children and animals to play in.

Lazy River

Imagine yourself drifting along with a gentle current in your backyard whenever you want, for as long as you want. With a lazy river added to your custom pool, your backyard becomes like a resort that never closes. Lazy river pools are a fan favorite among children and adults because they provide entertainment and relaxation for hours. Another cool feature of most lazy rivers is a shallow beach entry that allows easy water access for you and your guests. A bonus is all the water flow will prevent algae from forming. So, you’re helping your pool stay germ and bug-free by having a lazy river.

It’s time to step out of the ordinary and explore the endless possibilities of your custom pool. You’ll never have to leave home to feel like you’re on vacation. All the joys of resorts and hotels can exist in your very own backyard. A custom pool will not only help you throw unforgettable get-togethers, but it will also boost your mental health by providing a space to relax. If that isn’t enough, your home value will increase from the added luxury appeal. Contact ASI, and let’s start creating the custom pool you deserve.

Nadja Jauregui

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