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Key Design Elements for a Contemporary Pool

A contemporary swimming pool can be the crowning addition to your backyard, providing a stunning place to relax, entertain, and get some easy exercise. When it comes to the design of a contemporary pool, there are plenty of things you can include, but this month at Morehead Pools, we wanted to share with you our five key design elements to consider as inspiration.

Planning a new, modern and exciting swimming pool for your property? Read on to find out what you absolutely must have.

1. Achieve clean lines with geometric and angular shapes

While geometric pools have never truly gone out of style, they’re considered to be a more contemporary look thanks to their minimalist feel and clean lines. Of course, this doesn’t mean you’re restricted to just a rectangle since you can add character through angular portions of the pool shape where multiple corners are created.

Geometric swimming pools with contemporary design elements

2. Light up your world with customized pool lighting

Pool lighting should come as a standard feature these days, so you can take a dip in your pool as the evening sun sets and revel in your choice of customized, color lighting. You can select from a whole rainbow of colors to complement or contrast the blue of the pool depending on your mood. Create drama and intensity with purples and reds or add calming tranquility with subtle greens. And because you’re no longer limited by lighting, you can maximize your usage of the pool at all hours with this contemporary feature.

Explore more lighting options and arrangements in our recent piece here.

Geometric swimming pool with pool lighting and screens

3. Add a custom spa pool for a touch of luxury

More and more pools are now being paired with a custom spa. Whether it’s adjoined directly to the main pool or set apart from it, they create a new space in which to relax and unwind. When you’re finished with your daily laps, rest and sink back into your spa, or invite friends over for an evening of hydrotherapy and socialization that will leave you the envy of your group. 

It’s the perfect modern addition to a pool and you can find more inspiration on the types of spas available to you in our previous post.

Geometric swimming pool with raised seating area

4. Opt for stone decking and coping in light colors 

If you want a timeless, elegant, and contemporary design, you can achieve this, in part, through your decking and coping. By choosing a light, natural stone color with a smoother finish, you and any guests will be transported to a world away, where serenity and minimalism are the orders of the day. It’s a classic look for a reason and evokes a high-end, Mediterranean feel where pops of color are introduced in your landscaping around the pool area with darker greens and terracotta planters.

Changing your stone decking and coping if you already have a pool is a great way to freshen up your design. Talk to us about contemporary pool renovations today if you’d like to revitalize your space.

In-ground geometric swimming pool with tanning ledges

5. Extend your horizon with an infinity pool design

Whether you like to watch the sun rise or set while you drift in the crystal waters of your pool, infinity edge pools are the ultimate in contemporary design. Creating a seemingly limitless vista for you to enjoy, this is the perfect option if you have any kind of low-sloping elevation to utilize in your design. With a perimeter overflow, the water cascades smoothly off the edge, leaving you with a feeling of boundless potential as you swim — just one of the reasons this is such a popular feature with high-end resorts!

Exquisite infinity pool overlooking mountain background

At Morehead Pools, we can help you achieve a contemporary pool design for your backyard in Shreveport and Bossier City, and the surrounding region. No two pools we design are exactly the same as our design team tailors everything around you, your family, and your lifestyle – that’s why we’re award-winning pool builders you can trust.

Book an appointment to discuss your dream pool today and let’s get started!

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