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Top 5 Swimming Pool Design Trends for 2017

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

According to the archeological findings, people have been using pools for more than 5000 years. Still, it’s safe to say that today, pools are more popular than ever. So if you don’t have a pool, it is the right time to think about having it installed in your backyard. If you decide to do so, you should make sure you follow some of the newest trends. We have come up with 5 of them that are guaranteed to stick with us during 2017 and longer. Make sure you check them all out.

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Pools with Vanishing Edges

One of the newest trends in swimming pool design is the use of vanishing edges. Pools with vanishing edges are known as infinity edge or negative edge pools. Basically, pools like this have a shortened wall on one side, which means water is allowed to spill into a catch basin below. Still, setting up this kind of pool can be expensive. That’s why most of the people who opt for vanishing edges, usually have big backyards with a beautiful view. So, if your budget allows you and you are looking to make your backyard look better, this is something you should go for.

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Beach-Like Experience

There’s hardly anyone who doesn’t enjoy kicking back at the beach and taking a swim every hour or two. Still, no matter how much effort you put into it, you are never going to get the same experience in your backyard, right? This is something most of the people today are wrong about. There are more and more ways you can turn your backyard into a real beach. The best and most popular way to do this is to opt for a zero depth entry for your pool. This type of entry allows you to gradually step into the water just like you do on a beach.

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Natural Pools

Going green has never been more popular. And since every contribution matters, having a natural pool in your backyard is always a good idea. Having this type of pool means you will hardly use any chemicals that might be dangerous for the environment. Of course, in order to eliminate the use of these, you will have to set up an ecosystem of aquatic plants right in your pool. Right because of this, natural pools are only for those who enjoy swimming in lakes and rivers. Another good thing about natural pools is that they are quite cheap to maintain.

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Smaller Pools

Another big trend today is the use of smaller pools. More and more people with big backyards choose to get a simple and small pool and use the space they save for something else. Pools like this are also known as swim spas or “spools”. Experts who install plunge pools say that a large number of their customers now want smaller pools even though their backyards can accommodate very large pools. Still, with these, you won’t be able to play volleyball or throw a pool party. So this trend is for those who enjoy simply taking a dip or playing with their kids in the pool.

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New Sanitation Systems

Another great way to have a wonderful pool in your backyard and still aid in preserving nature is to use some of the newest sanitation systems. Chlorine is great for killing all the bacteria in your pool, but it doesn’t get much sympathy and there are always some new ways to sanitize your pool. These new systems are very popular today and more and more people decide to reduce their use of chemicals for keeping their pools clean. They turn to ozone and UV systems, which are also a great option but don’t completely eliminate your need to use chlorine.

Make sure you have all of these trends in mind if you are thinking about installing a pool for the next summer. Staying on top of them is guaranteed to have you end up with just a perfect pool and a real paradise right in your backyard.

Author Bio: Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls simply in love with interior design and DIY projects. In her free time she enjoys exercising at the local gym and preparing healthy meals for her family.

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