Tropical Pools

Get the look and feel of the islands in your own backyard.

By Debra Maurer,

Tropical islands are some of the most popular vacation destinations, and it's easy to see what contributes to their allure: clear, beautiful water, stretches of white sand, natural waterfalls, and lush, colorful plants. But you don't have to rely on a stack of postcards and souvenirs to try to recapture the feeling of paradise. You can have it in your own backyard with a tropical-style pool and coordinating landscaping. Read on to discover what type of shape, materials, and special features are incorporated into pool designs to give them the look and feel of the tropics.