This Year’s Top 6 Trends in Pool & Spa Design

October 3, 2016 | Categories: Blog

Here at Natare, we find that stainless steel gives our clients the most design freedom when customizing their pool or spa. If you are looking for some inspiration for a new top of the line pool or spa for your residence or aquatic facility, you have come to the right place.

The items below list some of the most innovative and trendy designs for 2016. Take a look to find inspiration and ideas!

1.) Backyard Oasis

A lagoon-style pool creates the look and experience of your favorite vacation spot in your very own backyard. This freeform style of pool has been growing in popularity of the years and has become one of the most requested pool designs among homeowners. In these designs, you can usually find features like waterfalls, cave-like grottos, abundant plant life, and LED lighting to give it that extra special look and feel.


2.) All-In-One Paradise

What could be better than a pool in your backyard? How about a pool, spa, waterfall, tanning ledge combo? Simple rectangular pools just aren’t cutting it these days. Trends in 2016 are pushing for intricate designs and a combination of features, making it possible to fit the needs of multiple people. Whether you want to swim a few laps in the large freeform pool, relax your muscles in the spa, or enjoy the cascading waterfall, a pool with multiple features is sure to keep you and your guests entertained.


3.) Cutting-Edge Combos

Nothing gives a pool a more luxurious feel than a vanishing edge, unless of course it is paired with an infinity edge spa to match. A combination infinity edge design is perfect for scenic areas. Projects like these can be tricky though, which makes it important to find a trustworthy pool builder. Every year, pool builders, manufacturers, and designers are learning new ways to overcome unanticipated site or construction challenges, making it possible for homeowners to own the pool of their dreams.


4.) Geometric Art

We’re not just talking your usual rectangular pool. While some may consider geometric pool designs to be simple and practical, modern designs are incorporating decorative features, giving them an artistic edge. Geometric pools and spas can have a variety of stylish features, including sheer decent waterfalls, shimmering glass tiles, a sun shelf, and in-pool barstools. Colorful LED lighting gives the pool an exciting new look at night while maintaining its chic elegance.


5.) Hidden Spas

If you want to get extra creative, placing your spa in the center of your pool may be the perfect design for you. The two bodies of water are separated by a dam wall to keep the cold pool water from seeping into the heated spa, but are unified in design and material to give it a nice integrated look. Finish off this look by installing LED lights and this is sure to be a people pleaser for any party.


6.) Fitness Trends

Fitness pools or “swim-in-place” pools have been receiving a lot of attention in recent years due to the rise in health consciousness. These pools are good for lap swimming, workouts, and hydrotherapy. Fitness pools offer a great solution for small spaces or large facilities. By exercising in the water, you get a cardio and strength workout without the effects of gravity’s impact on your joints.


Natare specializes in commercial pools and spas, hydrotherapy spas and fitness pools. Natare is experienced in every part of the process, whether its preliminary design or manufacturing and installation.


If you are looking to build a new custom pool or spa, Natare’s expert consultants are here to help! 

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