If you’ve been seeking ways to enhance the poolside area around your swimming pool, then look no further. There are many steps you can take to bump up the curb appeal of your pool area and make it as inviting as possible for family and friends. Let’s take a look at five ways you can do just that.

Flotation devices

Personal flotation devices are a great way to keep your family and friends safe. These can be in the form of a throwable life preserver or a vest and jacket. You can also purchase special devices for young children that will elevate the head and feet, particularly helpful when a child is learning to swim.

5 Ways to Elevate your Pool Area for Family and Friends

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Ensure that the U.S. Coast Guard approves the device you purchase before using it. It would help if you also considered purchasing padded foam suits for children to help with buoyancy. Inflatable rafts are not very reliable.

Install glass mosaic tiles

One of the most popular materials for waterlines in swimming pools is glass mosaic tile. Its transparent body and rich colors reflect sunlight and water movement, transforming your pool area. Glass mosaic tile is also durable and easy to maintain.

5 Ways to Elevate your Pool Area for Family and Friends

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Glass pool walls are a popular choice for homeowners who want to add a splash of style to their pool area without breaking the bank. These pool accessories will make your pool area look spectacular and increase the value of your home.

Install a fence

Some types of pool fences have decorative elements, while others do not. If you are unsure which pool fence is best for you, you can find self-assessment checklists online. Alternatively, you can have a professional pool inspector inspect your pool fence to comply with the IBC’s regulations.

5 Ways to Elevate your Pool Area for Family and Friends

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Add a swim-up bar

Sure, you could get margaritas at your local dive bar and bring them to your pool party. But that’s not nearly as fun as having a pool bar. You can do this by putting a cooler in the pool and stocking it with booze, or you can go all out and build a floating bar from scratch.

5 Ways to Elevate your Pool Area for Family and Friends

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Either way, it’ll make your next gathering that much more fun. A swim-up bar provides an attractive and comfortable place to sit while enjoying a drink, and Ideally, it is accessible from both the pool and the bar.

It is best to avoid installing a swim-up bar with solid walls to keep the interaction between people as open and as natural as possible. Shade is also essential for a swim-up bar, and you should decide which type of structure will best accommodate this.

Water features

Adding water features to your pool can significantly increase its value. Unlike traditional waterfalls, these features look like horizontal strips of water. On the other hand, a scupper produces a more cylindrical stream of water.

Water features elevate the pool area by allowing visitors to relax in any location. Not to mention, they also enhance the appearance of your property. Another type of water feature is the wall of water, and this type of feature is classically stylish but tends to be the most expensive.

5 Ways to Elevate your Pool Area for Family and Friends

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The design requires building a wall on one side of the pool. A blade then streams water against this wall, giving the effect of a water wall. Alternatively, you can have a water wall automated so that the blades stream the water at different heights.

Add a hot tub

If you already have a pool, adding a hot tub is a great way to make it more inviting and enjoyable for your guests. There’s no additional plumbing to worry about because hot tubs and pools share the same water source.

5 Ways to Elevate your Pool Area for Family and Friends

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Just make sure to resurface your pool area to prevent leaks. Plus, it will increase the value of your home. And if you’re looking to sell your home, adding a hot tub may be the way to go.

Enjoy your pool’s facelift!

Be it for the kids, adults, or just for a place to relax, the backyard pool area has become a significant part of most homes. We see several trends in this area becoming more prominent in the coming years, from natural landscaping to tailored-to-fit furniture, so take some time to look into these ideas and get your pool area set up in a way that suits you. Whatever you do, have fun out there!