Have you always dreamed of the chance to create a tropical lagoon style pool? Whether you are renovating an existing swimming pool or putting together plans for a new pool, now is the time to make those dreams come true with these pool design trends. It only takes a handful of design elements to transform a standard pool design into a tropical getaway. You’ll feel like you’ve left home and been transported to your favorite tropical destination. As you create a tropical lagoon style pool, consider the following design features.
Planters with Tropical Plantings
It is up to individual pool owners to choose the tropical plants that will best fit their current landscaping and personal preferences. Popular options for tropical pool plantings include palm trees, princess flowers, hibiscus, and bird of paradise. Consider planting lush vines throughout the yard that can grow over fences and tree trucks and complete the tropical look for the landscaping. Don’t forget to coordinate the planters with the tropical aesthetic as well.
Fountains and Waterfalls
There are a wide variety of pool fountains or bubblers available with something for everyone. The shape and size of the pool will largely determine the options that will work best for your particular pool. Think about adding a waterfall or grotto to give the tropical feel your after. Consider space, lighting and budget when choosing the right water feature for your design.
Travertine is a classic paver option for tropical lagoon style pools. It is cooler on the feet than concrete, brick, flagstone, slate, and bluestone. Its timeless beauty endures for many years without risk of cracking or damage. It is extremely slip resistant even when it is wet, making it an excellent option for homes with children or elderly family members.
Wading Pool or Spa Area
Many tropical lagoon style pools feature a wading pool or spa area. Wading pools can be separate areas from the pool, or simply a shallow beach entry or tanning ledge. One of the best aspects of adding this wading pool is the versatility that it brings. A wading pool is a safe area for young children to use while still getting to hang out with the family. Once the kids are a little older, it is easy to transform it into a spa area for adults.
Bridges and Stairways
If you have a pool with multiple levels (i.e. a waterfall or spa that spills over into the main pool) or have the space for larger pool features, you may want to consider adding a bridge and/or stairway. There are a variety of stone, concrete, and wood options available for both features.