Outdoor And Swimming Pool Design Trends for 2016

Outdoor And Swimming Pool Design Trends for 2016

Swimming pool trends make backyards sparkle

From East Valley Tribune

The swimming pool of today is nothing like it was even a short decade ago.  Advances in designs and technology have pushed the envelope forward light years from what it was previously.  Current design trends are taking an advanced and holistic approach to the entire backyard, incorporating outdoor kitchens, dining areas, shade structures, swim up bars, putting greens, etc. etc.  This post from East Valley Tribune discusses some of the latest in swimming pool and outdoor living design trends that are hot for 2016.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

In what might be called the Bronze Age of residential pool building in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, the design phase was quick and easy. Homeowners asked for a kidney-shaped pool with a deep end and a one-meter diving board. The contractor was in and out of there in a few weeks.
Today, definitely the Golden Age of pool design, EastValley homeowners want water resorts with outdoor kitchens and dining areas, shade structures and putting greens. Swim-up bar? No problem.
For EastValley homeowners who can afford it, a pool is as essential as a functioning air conditioner in the summer. And when triple-digit temperatures become the norm, the desire to plan new backyard swimming pools or renovate outdated ones really heats up too, according to contractors.
The jobs can take several months to complete. “Everybody wants the complete deal,” says Tim Murphy of Presidential Pools in Gilbert.
“There are so many options out there for homeowners,” says Tom Burba of Poolcorp, a Valley wholesale distributor. “For someone who last built a pool 20 years ago, it’s going to be a real eye-opener.”
Brian Smith of Caribbean Pools agreed that EastValley homeowners are thinking big, but he says they’re also thinking very creatively, making this an exciting time to build pools.

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