Modern Trends In Swimming Pool Design

Just as a home swimming pool is no longer a luxury reserved exclusively for the super-rich and famous, swimming pools themselves are breaking more and more boundaries in terms of style and design. Gone are the days of being limited to basic rectangular or kidney shaped pools. Modern swimming pool design trends include some exciting innovations in design, allowing homeowners to build the pool of their dreams.

Whether you want a statement pool that screams for attention and acts as the focal point for your property, or you’re looking for something sleek and minimalist to blend seamlessly into its environment, your dreams can become a reality thanks to forward-looking pool technology and revolutions in pool structure and manufacture. Here are some of the most popular styles and features contemporary pool owners opt for when planning their perfect pool.

Infinity Edge

If you’re lucky enough to have a stunning view from your property, why not incorporate this into the design of your swimming pool? Best suited to properties with a terrace or on a hill, the edge of the pool seems to integrate with a natural body of water, such as the sea or a lake in the background. Infinity pools provide the swimmer with an awe-inspiring view and the feeling of being almost able to swim off into the horizon. They’re also known as disappearing, vanishing and negative edge pools, and create a fabulous illusion of space.

Freeform Design

No longer are homeowners limited to standard shapes for their swimming pool. New trends in pool manufacturing mean that there’s a huge variety of shapes and sizes on offer. One piece pool shells can be built to fit into irregular spaces, meaning you can really make the most of the space you have available. If you go for a more expensive custom design, there really is no limit whatsoever on the design of your pool.


Do you want your swimming pool to be almost unnoticeable when not in use? Maybe you have a stunning space and don’t want to distract the eye from the beauty that’s already there. Now you can have a fabulously functional swimming pool with contemporary curves or clean lines, which doesn’t detract. Whether you opt for a ‘magical’ swimming pool cover which rises up above the water, creating a new floor space and hiding the pool completely, or for the more budget conscious, an elegant and simple pool area with landscaping to enhance the aesthetic effect, the choice is yours.

Natural Pools

It’s becoming increasingly popular to combine swimming and relaxing in the pool with cultivating a flourishing natural environment. Combine your swimming area with space for plants. Natural pools are also known as swimming ponds, because they use water plants to keep the pool clean and pleasant in which to swim, rather than relying on chemicals.

There are many more things you can do to bring the design of your home swimming pool firmly into the 21st century. From automated pool cleaners and covers to stunning water features and features such as spas, plunge pools, flow machines and more, you’re limited only by your imagination!

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