Best Pool Enhancements to Consider This Year

Posted on: April 27th, 2018 by

Pool season is about to be in full swing, and with more time spent poolside comes all kinds of wild dreams for improving your pool and your experience with it. There are a number of ways you can go about adding pool enhancements, apart from swimming pool renovations, and making it a more interactive experience, or simply a more aesthetically pleasing one, but here are some of our favorites.

Basketball Hoops

We’re sure this goes without saying, but if you’re going to add hoops to your pool, make sure you do it in a way that is safe. You can’t just stick any old basketball hoop by your pool and expect it to work out. You can get pool-specific hoops installed so you can get rowdy without worrying about the hoop joining you in the pool and causing injury. If installed correctly, a poolside hoop can up the fun factor and take your pool parties to the next level.


Who doesn’t want to have their very own hidden paradise in their backyard? And what hidden paradise is complete without a waterfall? Exactly. Adding water features to your pool is becoming more and more common, and one of the most popular as of late is a waterfall. It’s a soothing feature that adds a lot of appeal and can be scaled to meet your needs and desires. You can have a small waterfall to add a trickling sound and more visual interest, or you can go big with a multi-tier waterfall that wows guests and brings the drama to your pool experience.


Another water feature with increasing popularity, fountains are an interesting and fun way to add a little excitement to your pool. There are a number of ways to go about this particular trend, so if you’re interested in installing a fountain for your pool it’s important to do your research before you dive into this particular enhancement.

Hot Tubs

Ok, ok, so this isn’t exactly a pool enhancement, but it sure does add another level to your pool experience. Plus, more and more people are installing their hot tubs to be right beside or even essentially part of their pool, making it easier than ever to switch back and forth between the warmth of the hot tub and the cool, refreshing pool.

Cool Lighting

This one’s more visual than interactive, but with a number of colored LED light options and increasing technology that allows you to customize the timing and color of the lights, your pool can become party-central with the right lighting features, have certain colors illuminate your pool at certain times of year, or adjust the color to suit the mood or theme of your next poolside bash.

As you can see, there are a number of things you can do to up your pool game, and really, these just scratch the surface. When trying to choose the enhancements that work best for your space, it’s important to keep in mind your space, budget, and the overall atmosphere you want your pool to have. All of these things will factor in when choosing between wild lighting or a relaxing waterfall, and will help you make all of your pool upgrade and redesign choices as your pool evolves.

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