The 3 Hottest Pool Options for Building Inground Pools

Inground pools make living in a hot, humid climate a more enjoyable experience. If you already have a pool or are considering building a pool, how do you decide what pool features to add to your backyard oasis. The goal is to spend as much time as possible whether you are entertaining family and friends or just escaping reality… even for a little while.

Pool Options for Inground Pools

Therefore, we wanted to provide you with a list of the best pool options for inground pools. By adding any of these pool options you can enjoy your backyard pool even more.

From LED lights to illuminated waterfalls to reducing chlorine odors and irritation, you can transform an inground pool into an exciting backyard oasis with one or all of these pool options.

Pool Water Features

Improve the look of your pool with a cascading waterfall, or relax by the water to the sound of a bubbling fountain. Whether it’s a green bubbler or a blue waterfall, water features make inground pools come alive and enhance their design all in one.

There are several popular types of backyard water features:

  • swimming pool fountains
  • pool rock waterfalls
  • bubbling ponds
  • wall water features.

When you decide to have these features installed, they become part of your pool; they don’t just stick out and look like an add-on. You can have fountains installed with flush mounting, tanning ledges next to the water and ponds with a beach entry. These features upgrade an average pool and make it stand out from the rest in the neighborhood.

Check out our blog post if you need further help on choosing a water feature for your pool.

LED Lights

One of the hottest options for inground pools is LED lights.  Pool lighting does more than light up the water at night; it produces a visual enhancement for your property. If you already have pool lighting that was installed a few years ago, maybe it’s faded over time and doesn’t look as bright and vibrant as they once did. Also, the older pools used incandescent bulbs, which dramatically increased your energy bill every time you turn them on.

Out with the OLD and in with the NEW.

With LED lighting, you get the benefits of bright, colorful pool lights without the added maintenance and energy consumption.

Additionally, LED pool lights come in a variety of colors, and you can even change the colors with the press of a button depending on the type of LED lighting you choose. Just some of the advantages of having LED pool lights include:

  • They use 80 percent less energy than conventional pool lights.
  • They last up to 15 years, reducing your maintenance.
  • They install easily without the need to reduce the water level.

If you are ready to talk to a design consultant about adding LED lighting to your pool, please contact us at 407-847-9322.

Salt Water Chlorination

Frequent maintenance and controlling chlorine levels takes the fun out of owning a pool. Though swimming in the cool water offers relief from the Florida heat, the chlorine causes problems all its own, such as stinging red eyes and lingering chlorine odors on your hair and body. Salt water chlorination offers a more environmentally friendly and healthier alternative to harsh pool chemicals. Plus, it leaves your skin very soft.

A few advantages of salt water chlorination:

  • Salt water chlorination costs less over the long term than using standard chemicals.
  • It doesn’t expose you to harsh chemicals that turn your hair a greenish color, and the salinity is similar to human tears, making it easier on your eyes and skin.
  • Salt water pools also feel smoother when swimming and help with flotation.
  • With a salt water pool, you don’t have to worry about spilling chlorine on the pool deck, adding too much or too little to the water and experiencing the side effects of swimming in harsh chemicals.

If you have a chlorine pool, check out our article about converting your chlorine pool to saltwater.

If you can dream it, we can build it. Don’t forget to check out our 3d pool design page. See your backyard before we ever break ground.

If you have questions on any of these options for your swimming pool or have other ideas on how to create your backyard oasis, please contact us at 407-847-9322. Check out our photo gallery to see the magnificent transformations we can help you achieve.