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10 Must Have Swimming Pool Additions

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Have you been dreaming about sprucing up your backyard with some swimming pool add-ons? Now is a fantastic time to bring your dreams to life. Whether you’re doing a full backyard remodel or simply want to add some new pool entertainment, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of our favorite pool additions.

1. Splash Pads

Splash pads offer fun for the whole family, especially young children. With virtually endless design possibilities, splash pads are like a water playground for splashing around and getting wet without jumping in the pool. Pool owners love how interactive and low maintenance they are.

2. Water Bowls

Decorative water bowls are a beautiful addition to any backyard. The soothing sound and sensation of the water flowing from the bowl are unmistakable, creating a relaxing outdoor atmosphere.

3. Lighting Systems

If you don’t already have LED lighting in your pool, it’s a pool update worth considering. LED lighting can transform the ambiance of your outdoor space and create the perfect mood for a night swim or pool party. The latest LED lights offer significant energy savings and various color options for gorgeous light shows once the sun goes down. Beyond pool lights, consider a whole outdoor lighting system to illuminate your entire backyard.

4. Flotation Devices

Sometimes, the best pool add-ons aren’t actually pool features at all. Of the endless pool floats available, you’re sure to find one that matches your personality. Choose from oversized lounge chairs to floats shaped like your favorite food — some even double as a game table, a climbing wall or a cabana!

5. Basketball Hoops or Volleyball Nets

Bring the sports game to your pool! Dunk from the pool into a poolside basketball hoop or play a pool volleyball match with a cross-pool volleyball net (poles installed on the pool deck).

6. Pool Slide

Add a little more fun to your backyard pool with a waterslide. Pool slides can be integrated into your pool and landscaping, transforming your backyard into an at-home waterpark. Slide options vary in size, shape, curves and drops — some even have corkscrew turns! Some minor deck modifications will be needed, so make sure to work with a pool company.

7. Waterfalls

Enhance your pool’s atmosphere with a soothing waterfall. These elegant water features add beauty to your pool experience with relaxing sounds and a fun area to splash and play in. No major renovations are needed with waterfalls that mount easily to your existing pool deck while providing whimsical, rhythmic rushes of water for a calm and luxurious ambiance.

8. Diving Boards

Practice your cannon balls and flips and add some variety to your pool with a diving board. There’s no shortage of diving board designs out there. From different shapes to boards that support multiple jumpers, pick one that fits your style. A pool company can oversee the minor deck modifications needed for this addition.

9. Fire Pits

Fire pits are a terrific way to up the cozy element in any backyard area. Gather around a fire pit to warm up after a swim, catch up with friends or make s’mores with the kids. These multi-purpose fire features are a fantastic addition to virtually any outdoor space. If you don’t want to commit to a full fire pit, helix torches or fire candeleres are popular alternatives.

10. A Spa

We can’t talk about dreamy pool add-ons without mentioning a spa — the pinnacle of relaxation. From appearance to functionality, the spa market runs the gamut: add a standalone spa next to your pool or install a built-in spa as an extension of your in-ground pool. Who doesn’t love warming up in the hot tub after a refreshing swim?

Create Your Backyard Oasis with Pool Add-ons

These ten pool additions are a great way to bring more fun and relaxation to your outdoor space. Why not treat yourself by creating the backyard oasis you’ve always wanted.

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