08 October 2018
How to make your pool 'Instagrammable'
Installing a pool on your property means you can enjoy a swim whenever you like, entertain guests on special occasions or just have a peaceful place to relax. However, it's also an impressive status symbol.
Building a pool is an ambition for many people. So while maintaining and caring for your pool is a vital part of responsible ownership, it's also worth spending some time to make your pool 'Instagrammable', giving it the wow factor and impressing your friends and family. In this post, we take a look at the things you can do to set your pool apart from the rest and make something awesome to behold.
One of the most visually impressive features you can include in your pool build is a waterfall. They come in a variety of forms, but for the best effect, you should stick with the same aesthetic as the rest of the pool. If your pool is sleek and tiled, your waterfall should reflect that in a modern way. This is an especially good addition if your pool is being built in a basement since there is often a need to include more interesting visual trickery in the absence of natural light.
Illuminating your Pool
In the same vein, a superb way of making your pool ‘Instagrammable’ is with the incorporation of LED lighting. Such is the variety and adaptability of this technology you can literally transform the look of a pool at the push of a button. The most useful part of LED lighting is that it can be made to change colour, depending on your mood or the occasion. As an example, imagine being able to romantically wine and dine with your spouse on Valentine's Day next to a pool lit with warm red lights.
You'll be the envy of all your friends when you post a selfie with your brightly lit pool in the background.
Installing a moving floor as part of your pool build is sure to set jaws dropping as the floor rises from the bottom of the pool to make the pool vanish from sight! But it's also an incredibly worthwhile addition to a pool for a number of reasons. It can mean reclaiming a room when you're finished using your pool, all from a remote control panel. What's more, the floor is totally solid – you could have a party in that room and none of the guests would have any idea that you were swimming in it a couple of hours ago.
It’s straight out of James Bond: push a button and the moving floor descends to the bottom of the pool. In less than 10 minutes, you’re looking at your secret swimming spot. Originally designed for commercial settings, the moving floor system has been adapted for residential installations by a handful of specialist manufacturers enabling pool designers to create indoor and outdoor pools with a moving floor.
Because the change from floor to pool is rapid, you could even record some of the process on your smartphone and post it to your Instagram and make your followers green with envy.
At London Swimming Pool Company we specialise in swimming pool design, construction and refurbishment, so if you need advice on a brand new pool, contact us for an initial discussion – there’s no substitute for expert advice.