In the ever-evolving world of home design, the beginning of a new year ushers in new trends for all living spaces, including the pool area. While some trends continue from year to year, pool design experts are already anticipating the styles and features they expect to be popular in 2024. Here are the top five pool designs we predict we’ll be seeing more in the new year:
- Sustainability. In many areas of life, people are prioritizing environmentally conscious choices—and backyard swimming pools are no exception. As we step into 2024, we expect to see pool owners opting for more natural materials and eco-friendly construction methods. For instance, pool decking made from natural stone and reclaimed wood, saltwater pool systems, and energy-efficient pumps are becoming increasingly popular.
- Smart technology. Another trend that has become prevalent in our daily lives is the incorporation of “smart” technology and automation. In the context of swimming pools, this can mean products such as the Jandy Aqualink®, which enables users to conveniently control features such as pool and spa lighting, heaters, and cleaning systems from anywhere via a smartphone app. We also recommend in-floor self-cleaning systems from Paramount, which help keep your pool clean at all times while improving circulation and the distribution of heat and chemicals.
- Unique styles and finishes. For many years, most backyard swimming pools came in either a rectangular or kidney shape, with light blue interiors. Increasingly, homeowners are getting creative with design choices, using their pools as an opportunity to reflect a unique aesthetic. This may include non-standard shapes—ranging from small square “cocktail” pools to resort-like freeform shapes or striking multi-tier pools—as well as different interior colors, such as earthy greens and browns or dramatic grays and blacks. Some homeowners are also opting for decorative mosaic tiles or even artistic murals along the sides or floor of the pool.
- Focus on relaxation and wellness. In a hectic world, many homeowners are designing their outdoor living spaces to serve as tranquil retreats. This may manifest in a variety of ways—for example, minimalist pool designs are on the rise, with clean lines, geometric shapes, and an uncluttered look; elements of nature, such as rock gardens and water or fire features, bring a sense of calm; and resort-like touches, which may even include elaborate design choices like lazy rivers, can transform any backyard into a relaxing oasis.
- Multi-functional pools. Today’s homeowners are using their pools for much more than swimming laps or quickly cooling down on a hot day. Increasingly, backyard pools are designed to serve as spaces for entertaining, lounging, and even dining. For instance, homeowners may choose to incorporate swim-up bars, shallow areas for placing tables and chairs in the water, and integrated sound systems for music. Color-changing LED lights can help create ambiance, while outdoor projection screens can turn the pool area into a cinematic retreat for movie nights.
Whether you’d prefer the latest design trends or a timeless style for your pool, the experts at Aqua Pool & Patio can guide you through the process of bringing your vision to life with a fully customized gunite pool. Call us today at (860) 623-9886 to schedule a consultation!