Feb 11 18
There’s a lot to be excited about this year when it comes to pool trends. Technology is paving the way for more convenient methods to maintain and monitor your pool, and new design elements are changing the way pools look and function.
To get a sneak peek into what you can expect to find this coming year, here are a few of the top inground pool trends in 2018 that we’re excited about!
Diving rocks are a great addition to any in-ground pool – but make sure they’re suitable for the people who regularly use your pool! For instance, you may opt not to add this feature if your pool guests generally consist of an older crowd, or if you often have small children over and you are worried about them accidentally injuring themselves. Remember, safety first!
By adding some hydrotherapy jets inside, you can transform your inground pool into a therapeutic spa. Jets can provide calming and soothing effects that can help you ease muscle tension and soreness. Many of the jets can be repositioned and adjusted so you can get the perfect balance between gentle or powerful hydrotherapy. It’s just like having your own personal spa, right at home.
Did you know that the IoT (Internet of Things) is not only for your household devices but also for your pool? There are a number of amazing technological advancements that are being launched this year to help you get the most out of your swimming pool. For instance, there are devices that float around your pool to monitor the chemistry levels and notify when you need to add more chemicals to your pool. Sensors also monitor your pool’s water and air temperature and send the info right to your phone so you can control the heater to ensure you can enjoy a nice warm experience. Keep your eyes peeled for more advanced technology to start hitting the shelves this year.
If you love to relax and tan outdoors, a sun ledge can help improve your overall pool experience. By installing a tanning ledge, you can create a large, shallow shelf in your pool where you can lounge and soak in the sun. They are typically big enough to fit some lounge chairs and umbrellas, so you can relax while enjoying your favourite book or beverage. And they’re also ideal for young children or pets to play in and can give elderly parents a way to enjoy the pool without the challenges of climbing ladders and stairs.
The LED lights of today are nothing like they were in the past. Now you can choose from many different light hues and experience unparalleled colour all throughout your backyard. Some models also feature a light controller so you can customize the lighting right at your fingertips.
When you’re ready to browse through all of the new pool design trends of 2018, come see us at Rideau Pools. We have been designing and installing pools for over 30 years and are ready to help you create your perfect pool design!