What Features Should You Consider Including In Your In-ground Pool?

In-Ground-PoolWhen you are designing your new backyard in-ground pool, you may find there are tons of options to choose from. You may be even wondering what options best helps you personalize your pool. Luckily, this article goes through some of the most popular options when it comes to in-ground pools and what you need to know to make the decision that is best for you.

Sheer Descent

A sheer descent is when a waterfall forms flowing into your pool but extend to have a flat surface. This can be enjoyable for adults to peek behind for some privacy or fun for some kids to play under.

Deck Jets

Deck jets can be a fun way to add a bit of excitement to the area. Whether you want to up the ambiance during your nighttime swim or you want to create a beautiful background for your dinner party, it can really liven the place up. You can even customize the deck jets themselves by adding some color, light, or strategically placing them to create a fun design.


Adding some plants and flowers can bring a beautiful and unique look to your pool. Colorful flowers, bushy ferns, or tall palms can all make you feel like you are in a tropical oasis. However, too many plants can also cause problems by throwing too much dirt or debris into the pool. Plan your planters carefully and you can create wonderful shady spots that limit the amount of extra cleaning needed.

Tanning Ledge

If when it comes to your new in-ground pool you are most excited for long evenings tanning in the warm sun, a tanning ledge may be for you. A tanning ledge is a shallow part in the pool where you can lay out or place a chair to get some rays but cool off slightly in the pool. It can even be used as a shallow area for kids to play in safely.

Fire Pit

A fire pit can be the perfect addition to a fun summer night or just adding a bit of warmth while you enjoy your new backyard. They can be a simple addition or an elaborate display, scale to your personal preference.

Automatic Cover

This can be an almost essential item for in-ground pools. They can help with safety when it comes to families with pets and children. When you are not watching your pool, it will give you peace of mind knowing everyone can play in the backyard safely. Automatic covers also can be useful when it comes to keeping dirt and debris out of your pool. Useful during bad weather, pools that have many plants in the area, or simply on a slightly windy day.

LED Lights

LED Lights are also a very important part of in-ground pool features. LED Lights not only allow for safety as you swim at night, but they can add a beautiful glow through the water. Search for some fun colors and different styles to create a space that is personalized to your tastes.

Hot Tub

Hot tubs are often found nearby in-ground pools and can easily go hand in hand during the installation. They are beneficial to your health and overall enjoyment. Enjoying a soak can help ease muscle aches, relieve stress, and promote good blood circulation. This is a great addition to any family looking to improve their backyards appearance.

There are plenty of ways to make your backyard space and in-ground pool personalized. Whether you are looking to create a safe space or up the elegance, consider all the amazing options that can help you get the most out of your new backyard.

About the Author

Scott Bland has been in the leisure industry for nearly 20 years.  As a sales manager in the leisure industry he knows hot tubs inside and out.  Right now, he works sales while writing about consumer goods on the side.  If you want to contact him, you can do so at his LinkedIn.

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