In the past, the level of customization available to prospective, residential pool buyers or those seeking a remodel was limited. Homeowners were only able to choose from a modest number of pool shapes, tile and/or color options. Over time, the industry evolved and today pool customization options available to consumers are virtually limitless. With increasingly more home owners looking to bring that elusive retreat to the home front, Van Kirk & Sons offers the following tips and recommendations:
Add a Dash of Color: There’s a very good reason that people love the calming, blue hues of the sea. The ocean offers a unique sense of serenity that envelops and absorbs us— dreamily lulling us into a state of relaxation. So, if the intent of adding a pool is to evoke a similar feeling— why then settle for an ordinary, white pool? Adding finishing colors, such as Van Kirk Super Blue Gem, can make your pool more enticing and inviting, beckoning family and friends to take a dip.
Maintain Your Cool: By now, most of us are aware that sun worship can come with a price. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t swim and enjoy the sun in moderation. In addition to generous helpings of sunscreen, shaded patio areas such as adjustable corner umbrellas make for the perfect respite from the heat. Additionally, a venerable icon of the tropics, the Tiki hut not only provides a great area to cool off, but can instantly transport one to an island destination of their choice.
Fuel the Conversation: Remember the days when you weren’t plugged into a computer or toting a phone, 24-7? Back in the 1970’s “conversation pits” were in-house areas built with the express purpose of getting family and friends to hang out and engage in an actual dialogue. Today that concept has been lovingly transferred to the backyard. Fire pits have become a very popular pool area accouterment, not only adding a dazzling ambience, but the perfect nighttime gathering place to get back to old school, person-to-person conversation.
Break the Mold: It used to be that your average pool had a pretty standard means of function. One of the latest trends spicing things up in the pool industry is the addition lazy river. This channel section, generally at the pool’s deeper end allows swimmers to relax and ride along with the flow. Drop in an inner tube and kick back, add a bubbler, or a large fountain feature, and there you have it—your very own private attraction!
Light Up the Night: What’s more impressive than going to a laser light show? Bringing the laser light show to your swimming pool, of course! Inspired by the atmospheric lagoons and pools seen in movies and on television, many pool owners wanted to bring that big-screen allure to their own backyards— and pool builders have been quick to oblige. Units such as the Jandy WaterColors LED system offer pool owners a wide spectrum of brilliant colors, as well as a vast array of magnificent lightshows to choose from.
For over 40 years, Van Kirk & Sons has made it their business to stay ahead of industry trends, products and styles and continued to build the best custom pools in South Florida, or for that matter— anywhere. For more information, please visit www.vankirkpools.com.