Hot Trends for Pools in 2018

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Tired of sweating in the sweltering summer heat?  Ready to take back your enjoyment of the outdoors?  Then it is time for your very own backyard swimming pool oasis!  Swimming pools can provide a relaxing and enjoyable respite from all the summer craziness.

So what are some of the hot trends of swimming pools in the Raleigh-Durham area?  Let’s take a look at a few of the more popular features right now in the swimming pool industry.

Pool Automation

Pool automation has revolutionized pool ownership and maintenance.  From your smart phone, you can control your lights, pool water temperature, music, waterfalls and much more.  You no longer have to do everything manually – it can be all done through the touch of a button your smart phone.  This is, hands down, one of the most sought after features in swimming pool installation today.

Darker Pool Colors

More homeowners are leaning toward a darker interior pool finish.  The darker interior finish allows for more heat absorption. They also give the pool a more natural feel, much like a natural lagoon.  The most popular color choices are dark blues and deep greys. These colors blend very seamlessly with the surrounding landscape.

Infinity Edges

Ever see those pools that just seem to go on forever?  Those are infinity pools. Infinitity pools have one side that falls of the ledge spilling into a catch basin.  This feature makes the pool seem a lot larger creating a very cool effect against the natural landscape.

Tanning Ledges/Sun Shelves

Tanning ledges (or sun shelves) are built-in ledges in the pool that allow pool users to sit on a flat surface in a couple inches of water.  Sun bathers can soak up all the rays while lounging in cool water while working on their tan.  Tanning ledges are also a popular toddler playing area since they are very shallow.

LED Lighting

LED lighting is a great choice to add to both a new or existing pool.  Pool LED Lights are energy saving and can come in a variety of colors (or even change colors).  LED lighting also adds a safety feature for nighttime use. These lights can easily be controlled from your smart phone.  

Azalea Pools and Outdoor Living is dedicated bringing superior quality and service to Raleigh- Durham-Chapel Hill area clients. If there is anything we can do to assist you with your project, please feel free to contact us at 919-263-5538.  We would love to work with you!

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