Are you toying with the idea of adding a pool to your backyard? Creating a unique, custom backyard pool can give you a pool that works for your needs and interests and keep you excited about the space. Here are a few unique backyard pool designs that you can consider to get the ideas flowing in your mind.

Large In-Ground Spa

Do you love the idea of having a relaxing space in your backyard but can’t commit to installing a large pool? If so, consider installing a large, in-ground spa instead. Spas can be versatile and fun for many different ages to enjoy. They’re larger than a traditional hot tub but aren’t as big as a pool, which makes them more affordable and easy to use. You can heat your outdoor spa to use as a relaxation and physical therapy space. You can also turn down the heat and use it as a cool-water exercise space for water aerobics. Some in-ground spas can even produce an adjustable current that you can swim against to get in your workout, improving your cardiovascular health. Large spas are more shallow, which can also be less of a safety risk than having a deep pool, which could be comforting if you know you’ll often have small children around.

Lazy River

If you have kids that are desperate for an interactive pool space, consider a unique lazy river layout for your backyard pool. You can still have a medium or large in-ground pool but add a lazy river that snakes around parts of your backyard for a fun twist. You can even build a small lazy river that circles around the exterior of your pool to not take up as much space in your yard. Many lazy rivers at public pools have a current that helps to propel swimmers along. If you don’t want to worry about installing a current, the layout of a lazy river will still be incredibly exciting and interactive for your children. You can also add brides over the river to make your pool space easier to navigate.

Waterfall Feature

If you’re bored of the look of a traditional pool, try adding a waterfall feature as a unique backyard touch. You can design a large waterfall feature that rains down from a higher platform into your pool. This type of waterfall feature would provide a convenient diving space if your kids love to jump into the deep end. You can also create a little hangout space underneath the waterfall where you can watch your kids jump from above. You can also add a smaller waterfall feature that spills off the side of your pool into a little river water feature. This type of waterfall feature will provide you with the soothing sound of flowing water and a beautiful aesthetic in your yard.

Natural Rocks Aesthetic

Do you live in a beautiful desert area? You can take inspiration from your surroundings and add a unique aesthetic to your backyard by installing a pool with natural rocks. Working with a custom pool company can help you to create the perfect look for your backyard. You can line your pool with natural rocks, create cliffs to jump off of, and other natural features that will look stunning. Your kids will love the unique, interactive nature of your rock-inspired pool.

Organic Nature Surroundings

Have you hesitated in installing a pool because you don’t want to disturb the natural beauty of your backyard? You can kill two birds with one stone by installing a nature-inspired pool that will be well-regulated and healthy and safe to swim in. Entirely natural pools can develop some bacterial issues that could make them unsafe to swim in. Instead, you can create a backyard pool that has a filter and a pump and then add natural touches around the pool to create an organic setting. For example, you can plant lots of tropical flowers and trees around the pool’s exterior to give it a unique, organic feel.

So, if you’ve always dreamed of adding a pool to your backyard, remember these unique pool designs. Consider adding a large in-ground spa, lazy river, waterfall feature, natural rocks aesthetic, or organic nature surroundings to create the pool of your dreams. Once your custom pool is installed, your family will never want to leave your backyard!

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