For landscapers and lighting technicians, helping clients create the outdoor pool of their dreams can be a difficult assignment. This is especially the case when they don’t have a lot of real estate to work with.
However, there has been a greater emphasis put on reducing your carbon footprint in the past several years, which is reflected in the houses, land and amenities that people choose. In fact, The Fiscal Times reported that the average size of single-family homes in the U.S. has dropped since 2014.
Meanwhile, the average cost of installing an in-ground swimming pool was nearly $40,000, according to U.S. News & World Report, so clients obviously want the job done right the first time.
Capitalizing on Space and Style
With smaller lots, homeowners who want a stylish outdoor pool have to start thinking creatively about maximizing the space. Or if you want to ensure there’s an even balance of green space and outdoor aquatic fun, going smaller with your pool is a great starting point.
With this in mind, here are several fantastic designs for outdoor pools that will fit into your reduced carbon footprint lifestyle:
- Lap pools
Whether you’re in an urban environment or a suburban setting, lap pools serve a number of purposes. One of the main benefits of lap pools is that they give those with narrow back yards the chance to have enough space to get a workout in if you want to use your pool for more than just relaxing. Weathered brass tiki torches are a great accompaniment for these types of pools as an illuminating accent to ensure beauty and safety even during evening swims.
- Plunge pools
When people opt for the latest in luxury on their vacations away from home, it’s increasingly likely an in-room plunge pool is part of the list of amenities. However, it doesn’t have to be something you experience on trips to remote tropical locales. Plunge pools are built for relaxing and keeping cool when temperatures rise. This is why they don’t necessarily have to be very big and can fit beautifully in a small back yard.
- Circular and semi-circular pools
Even with a smaller back yard, curves can bring an exotic flair to pool design. Especially with a smaller lot, semi-circular shapes can help you make the most out of your space with the use of natural stone and the right lighting. For instance, weathered brass underwater lights are ideal for providing light to small outdoor pools to accentuate curved surfaces.
- Classic rectangular pools
As appealing as curved pool designs can be many people select rectangular pools for their classic, modern look. This style appeals to homeowners who want to extend the design of their modern houses into the layout of their back yards. By connecting the pool to the house with an angular patio, the entire space is tied together to create a cohesive outdoor layout.
It’s important to have the right outdoor lighting installed across your backyard to ensure the safety of all swimmers and so you can enjoy your pool into the late hours of the night. Check out Nite Time Decor’s exclusive and efficient outdoor lighting product line today!