Backyard Remodel: What’s Your Swimming Pool Personality?

Backyard Remodel: What’s Your Swimming Pool Personality?
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    A remodel is in order. It's your backyard's turn. Make it into a personalized retreat.

    Whether you desire peace and quiet or a gaggle of laughing children, there are many options to create the ideal backyard oasis.


With heating and covering options, these are dream backyards for any time of year.

The Smooth Operator

WWHD? What would “Hef” do? This is the question you should be asking yourself when adding or upgrading your backyard to silky smooth status.You too can be a sophisticated hepcat by creating secret grotto entries through waterfalls that lead to magical and mysterious lagoons. On an episode of “MTV Cribs,” Holly Madison said it best: “What happens in the grotto stays in the grotto.”

To get the most romance and mystery out of your space, add hidden and muted landscape lighting in inviting tones. If you really want to go all “Playboy mansion” on it, get yourself some furry friends and create an animal habitat that coexists with your outdoor sanctuary.

The Party Rocker

Party rockin’ in the house? Your eccentric spirit craves something out of the ordinary; something original and something everybody can enjoy. There are some awesome ways to create a backyard pool fit your highness. Take a hint from the Days Inn at Graceland Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee and build yourself a guitar-shaped swimming pool. Or, have a landscaper surround your pool with cliffs and ledges that spill water by means of extraordinary falls protecting a hidden fortress. Having people ask what is in those walls as they lounge on the beach that fronts the entrance to your outdoor oasis. You’ll need a killer surround-sound stereo system, fantastic lighting and ever-essential swim-up bar.

The Circus Ringmaster

With a child here and a child there, here a child, there a child, everywhere a child child. You, my friend, love the responsibility of being the mama or papa bear to your kids and all of their friends. Think floating blow-up toys, super duper slides and smooth surfaces to avoid slippery falls. Play with geometrics to keep it visually interesting. Add a basketball hoop, volleyball net and diving board. A beach entry works for anyone. Remember, kids love hidden caves and caverns so incorporate them into your kid-friendly backyard play land. Be sure to have proper fencing, protection and pool covers from In The Swim to ensure safety. When night falls, you and yours can retreat to the super-secret hidden grotto deep inside the pool caverns to truly find the peace and relaxation you truly deserve.

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The Free Spirit

You love Mother Nature. You love thy neighbor. Your hero is Bob Marley. Your motto: “Every little thing is gonna be alright.” Your happy place is on the beach, surrounded by palm trees with your toes in the sand. You certainly aren’t opposed to luxury as long as it’s glittered with garden stones, flowers and fountains. Fill your pool with salt water. Consider mixing in the four states of matter, the classical elements of fire, earth and air (along with water). Illuminate your outdoor oasis with tiki torches, a fireplace or build your own open fire pit. Add grass for lushness and texture. And, every free spirit needs a private outdoor shower area.

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The World Traveler

With a sophisticated flair, you’d like to channel the places you’ve visited through your backyard design. Incorporate an Italian grotto (a recurring theme in fantasy pools) and surround it with lush grass, potted plants and large stones with water basins and urns bubbling water and illuminating soft light. With crawling vines on trellises and a personal lagoon, you know what luxury is first-hand. An infinity-edge pool reminds you of your trip to the Caribbean, while your trip to England inspires a Stonehenge like water garden.

Feel like getting away? Go no further than your newly fashioned dream backyard.



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