Specialty Features for Inground Swimming Pools
Rock Features – Waterfalls, Grottos & Decorative Accents
The use of natural and/or manmade rock can have a dramatic effect on your swimming pool design. From simple pebble work in a wall or deck to dramatic boulders flanking a pool or defining a waterfall, the use of rocks helps to create the kind of serene and breathtaking atmosphere you’d find in nature. Possibilities for incorporating rock into your swimming pool design are endless.
This elegant tropical playground is inspired by the beautiful hotel pools in Cancun, Mexico. The Aqua Blue PebbleSheen surface conjures the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The Sierra boulder waterfall spills onto a large cabo ledge, providing a lounging area for swimmers and non swimmers. An 18” raised flagstone wall gives the flat yard dimension and showcases a tropical garden with sheer descent water features. Colored Jandy lights illuminate night time dips.
Beach Entries, Cabo Ledge and Acapulco Shelf
Historically, swimming pool entries were basically all the same: three or four small steps leading down into the shallow end of the pool. But today, many homeowners are enjoying a more natural design, such as a beach entry. Much like a beach that gradually descends into the ocean waves, a beach entry pool features a deck that gently slopes beneath the surface of the water and becomes increasingly deep as you move forward.
Some pool owners are also incorporating a Acapulco Shelf into their pool. This is simply a large rounded step, generally only a few inches to a foot or so deep, that allows swimmers and loungers alike to dabble in the water without becoming entirely immersed.
This geometric Grecian swimming pool features a large, shallow entry step for lounging or toddlers opposite a step cascade fountain flanked by raised planter walls with sheer descent waterfalls.
This tropical oasis incorporates a large cabo ledge, boulders, deck planters and a raised spa that cascades over step-down ledgestone spillways into the swimming pool. Lush tropical landscape surrounds a raised colored concrete deck, ideal for dining or entertaining.
Mosaic AccentsMosaics have become a popular element of swimming pool design. Incorporating a mosaic design into your swimming pool can make your pool come to life. With tiles of differing shapes and sizes, you can create a large centerpiece, such as a marine animal. There are dozens of designs available.
Vanishing Edges/Infinity Pool
Vanishing edges or Infinity Pools are known for their dramatic effect. Many pool owners find this is just what their backyard oasis needs to make it feel like a full time result. Infinity pools are very effective if you have a long or expansive view as it gives the impression that the pool melts into the horizon. If you have a less expansive area you can still gain the effect of the vanishing edge that is dropping water into a lower basin. Our customized designs will help will gain the effect you want.
Bar Stools, Slide, Etc Whether you are looking to add a swim-up bar, umbrella shade, or a slide for the kids our customized inground pool designs will provide you with just the right solution for your pool needs.
Firepits & Fireplaces At Premier Pools & Spas, we don’t stop at the pools edge. We have years of experience building fire pits and outdoor fireplaces. Whether you are after a separate seating area featuring a rock bench and built in fire pit, or a fire bowl at the water’s edge our experienced pool designers can provide you with the finishing touches for the backyard of your dreams.