Understanding Pool Aesthetics

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Understanding Pool Aesthetics

About a year ago, I realized that there were some serious problems with the way that our pool looked. It was old, outdated, and incredibly unsafe for visitors, since the entire cover was having problems. I began thinking of various ways to make things right, and it occurred to me that the best thing we could do would be to replace the cover. It was incredible to see just how much of a difference it made, and within days, the pool looked like a brand new area. I wanted to begin a blog all about understanding and correcting pool aesthetics, so you know how to make things right.



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Can A Natural Pool Feature A Modern Style?

A natural swimming pool features a two-pool system to replace the chemicals found in traditional pools. In addition to the swimming pool, there's a regeneration pool with plants that filter out the water. As the name suggests, natural swimming pools are often naturalistic in design, built to resemble a swimming pond in nature. If you have a modern-style home, though, does that mean you have to deviate from your chosen style for your natural pool? The answer is no — you can devise a pool with mod style.

Choose a Rectangular Pool

While many homeowners choose a freeform or kidney shape for their natural swimming pool, geometric shapes are more traditional for mod style. Indeed, as House Logic points out, you can easily choose a rectangular pool with a concrete liner for your natural pool. Concrete or plaster is a good choice because you can also customize the liner color.

Be Deliberate in your Liner Color Choice

In that vein, the choice you make with your liner color will have a big influence on the overall effect of your pool. The darker the color, the deeper your pool will look. So, if you want to essentially create a reflecting pool, choose a deep blue-gray color. Conversely, you could leave the plaster white to emphasize the minimalist shape of your pool. You could even talk to your pool designer about choosing an aggregate liner with glass beads. Such a liner creates a bright, three-dimensional appearance that can also emphasize the shape of your pool.

Attach a Square Rejuvenation Pool

Going along with the geometric ideal of modern style, consider a square pool for your water rejuvenation area. The square pool can be submerged as part of the larger rectangle. However, if you have room, consider having it installed at an angle to the swimming pool. With this orientation, you get an interplay of shapes between the two pools.

Pick a Mod Style of Decking

Much of your pool's style will be dictated by the decking around the water. Concrete is popular for modern design because the style favors manmade materials. You can leave the concrete stark white or get creative with dyes and stains.

Even though it's organic in nature, hardwood decking can be an attractive complement for a mod pool. The key is to emphasize the geometry of the installation. So, you'll want the orientation of the boards to be clear so the seams create obvious lines. You can also combine rectangles of hardwood with concrete to create further interplay of shapes around your pools.

Consider a mod style for your natural swimming pool. To learn more, talk with contractors such as Pacific AquaScapes.