Creative Ideas for Customizing Your Pool

Your pool is more than just a place to cool off on a hot summer day. It’s a backyard escape, a place to relax and entertain, and a reflection of your unique style. But with so many pools out there, how do you make yours stand out? The answer: customization! At Varsity Pools & Patios, we specialize in helping homeowners create custom residential pools that are as beautiful as they are functional. From unique shapes and water features to stunning finishes and lighting, the possibilities are endless. Here are some creative ideas for customizing your pool! 

Creative Ideas for Customizing Your Pool

Pool Shapes and Sizes

Ditch the boring rectangle and explore the world of custom pool shapes! A Grecian influenced pool with gentle curves adds a touch of elegance, while a lagoon-style pool with a beach entryway creates a natural feel.

Think beyond the pool itself. Consider incorporating a sun shelf – a shallow area perfect for lounging or placing in-water chaise lounges. Want a space for the kids to play? A built-in splash pad with fountains or bubblers is a fun and safe option.

Water Features

Water features add both beauty and ambiance to your pool. A cascading waterfall adds a touch of serenity, while deck jets create a playful atmosphere. For a truly unique touch, consider fire features like fire bowls or torches integrated into the pool deck.

Interior Finishes

The interior finish of your pool plays a major role in its aesthetics. Gone are the days of just plain blue!  Today’s pool finishes come in a wide variety of colors, textures, and materials. From vibrant turquoise to sleek grays, you can choose a finish that complements your backyard environment and reflects your personal style.

Pool Lighting

Don’t let the fun end when the sun goes down! Strategic pool lighting allows you to enjoy your pool at night, creates a magical ambiance, and enhances safety. Options include underwater LED lights that can be programmed to change colors, deck lighting, and path lighting.

Poolside Paradise

Your pool deck is an extension of your living space. The right materials and design can transform it into an inviting oasis. Consider using natural stone pavers for a luxurious look, or opt for stamped concrete for a more budget-friendly option. Adding comfortable seating, shade sails, and outdoor furniture creates a perfect spot for poolside relaxation and entertaining.

Going Green

Sustainability is a growing trend in pool design. Solar pool covers can help you save on heating costs, while saltwater pool systems offer a chlorine alternative that’s gentler on skin and eyes.  By incorporating eco-friendly features, you can reduce your pool’s environmental impact without sacrificing style.

Personalized Touches

The final touch to your custom pool? Don’t forget the personal touches! Add a fire pit for cozy nights under the stars, a built-in bar for poolside cocktails, or a custom mosaic tile mural to reflect your hobbies or interests.

Ready to Get Started?

At Varsity Pools & Patios, we believe your pool should be a reflection of your dreams. Our experienced pool designers will work closely with you to understand your vision, budget, and lifestyle to create a custom pool that’s perfect for you. Contact us today for a free consultation and let’s turn your backyard into a one-of-a-kind oasis!