Swimming pool and other backyard patios can be largely overlooked when it comes to landscape and swimming pool designs. To the average homeowner, swimming pool patios and dining patios are valued but seriously underestimated in terms of their power to really define an outdoor living space.
Summer is a time for getting outside to enjoy the sun and recreational activities with friends and family. Where there is water there is a way of enjoying the sun and cooling off at the same time. There is nothing like having a pool at home on those hot days when swimming is the best way to cool off in the middle of a summer’s day.
Compliment your pool by installing a patio with the latest patio furniture. Many of the places that specialize in outdoor leisure facilities will offer patio furniture along with pools and spas. Placing a chaise lounge, day bed or even simple dining set near the pool can ensure your backyard goes from only being used for the hour or two you go swimming to being an all-day hangout space for your family and friends. It all depends on what you are looking for.
Lounge chairs and potted trees will add the back yard touch. Decking could still be added in a different area or further away from the pool with stone borders. A larger yard may even be enhanced with a koi pond and patio. A garden would make it the epitome of an oasis. Swimming pool patios should stay relatively cool in the hot sun, keeping in mind that you will have to walk barefoot on this surface. Pool patios can also feature these more formal stones as well. A sandstone swimming pool patio with bluestone accents can really highlight a formal swimming pool and landscape.