A backyard pool is the ultimate party hub for leisure and good times with your family. An in-ground pool oasis graced with enticing water features and lights could be an expensive new addition to your new home. Yet, you simply can’t put a price on the quality time you shall spend with your loved ones poolside. Use this guide to create the fabulous pool you always dreamed of!

Light Up Your Home Exterior

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Lighting can create an inviting and welcoming ambiance. It is certainly important for resident safety at night. You have a wide variety of options to choose from when you set out to illuminate your home exterior. Incandescent bulbs and lanterns placed around the pool are quite affordable and their creative use can make the pool look attractive. Waterproof LED lights, floating lights or fiber-optics are popular selections to light up a water feature!

Build an Outdoor Cookout for Poolside Pizza Parties

Everyone loves burgers and a great steak that you can grill in your garden. But, installing a backyard wood-fired oven is nothing short of sheer brilliance. All you have to do is be cautious when the oven is lit. At 800 degrees Fahrenheit, your marinara laced pizza will be oozing with the goodness of mozzarella cheese! It is the gateway to pizza-parties poolside with a bunch of pals every weekend.

Turn Up the Heat with a Scintillating Fire Pit

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Summers in Houston can be sweltering, but the winters are chilly. An outdoor propane fire pit can help you maximize the time you spend poolside in the mild winter. Adding far more than aesthetic allure, these are valuable additions that can increase the value of your estate. The warmth radiating from gel fire pits sets the perfect mood for your guests to lounge poolside even when the temperatures dip.

Choose Designs Based on your Backyard’s Space and Topography

From asymmetrical pools to ones shaped like musical instruments, the sky is the limit when you’re choosing an exciting pool shape. Pools with a negative edge are exceedingly alluring. But, they pose some serious challenges in construction. Although their design is favored, they are often built in locations such as a cliff-side or a sloping yard.

If you’re dreaming of an infinity pool, an engineer or builder should survey the site. He or she will then gauge the possibility and feasibility of creating an infinity pool.

Incorporate Alluring Water Features

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Several pool owners in Houston wish to add alluring features such as a back-lit water screen or a waterfall. Families with children may want to incorporate a water-slide or a diving board. Such features add to the fun you and your children could have in the water.

If your shoestring budget is a concern when building a backyard pool, you may choose materials that are cost effective as well as attractive. A renowned contractor or pool builder can help you get an estimate of the costs and assist you in finding the right swimming pool design for your home!