Three Luxury Features To Consider When Designing Your New Home’s Backyard Pool Area

One of the great things about designing a new home is that you have lots of room to design your dream backyard pool area. During the initial build of the house, the property will be a construction site, so major landscaping and pool work can be done without worrying about disrupting the home. So, now is the perfect time to consult with a pool construction company and have your dream realized. Here are three luxury design options you might want to consider.

Go Edgeless: Infinity Pools For Beautiful Optics

One of the most visually beautiful pool designs is the edgeless, or infinity pools. These pools are designed to have an optical illusion that makes it appear as if the water is just pouring over the edge, or bleeding into the horizon (depending on your vantage point). The fantastic thing about building a new home is that you can install an infinity pool. These are much more difficult to install on a already-built home with an established property grade. The reason is that infinity pools require a slope or drop-off in the terrain to create the effect. That's why you often see them at hotels overlooking the horizon. You cannot install them in a flat yard. So, you will have to have the swimming pool company come in and grade the earth so that one end of the pool can be built into a slope.

Install Proper Lighting For Nighttime Swimming and Ambiance

You should also make sure that you have a clear idea about the lighting of the pool. It's best to have all of the submerged lighting setup during the initial pool build. While it is possible to retrofit a pool with underwater lights, it's not something you should choose. Instead, you should design a lighting system that will flood the pool with light so that you can swim at night, or use it to create a beautiful ambiance at night if you choose to throw a party. A good idea would be to have the pool installers use LED lights that can change colors. This way you are not limited to regular white light, but can illuminate the pool with greens, purples, or any other color you like.

Set Up An Outdoor Sauna Spa Close By

A final feature to the area you might want to include during the build is a luxurious outdoor sauna. These are great if you don't happen to live near a fancy spa that has an indoor spa. There are numerous benefits to taking a sauna (everything from lowering blood pressure to cardiovascular health). One of the cool things you can do with a sauna is take a very hot sauna (with dry heat) and then jump into a cold pool. When you are planning on doing this, make sure to adjust your pool thermostat beforehand to make sure it is not heated.

Talk to a pool or spa installer, like those represented at, to learn more about your options.