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Dream Pools To Lounge By This Summer

Summer is reminiscent of sunny days, warm nights, light dinners, frolicking in the pool, and outdoor hangouts. With the season upon us, you want to get your pool ready to dazzle you and your guests.

Don’t let the project of transforming your poolside deter you from living out the dream of enjoying your summer experience.

Keep it simple, and remember that all you need is a space to work with, and shade to lay back, relax and enjoy in. Don’t be afraid to bring out all the fun colors and accessories that would create your dream pool to lounge by this summer.

So here are some fun ways to turn your bland poolside into a romantic getaway or a dream destination, all within your own backyard!

Add Intrigue with Lighting

I love how lights make a place come alive. If you want to add pizzazz to your backyard pool, know how to bring your lights into play. For instance, you can put in underwater lighting for some iridescent glow like these:

modern swimming pool with in pool lighting
Photo by: Hydrotech Engineering
in ground pool at night lit up
Photo by: Betz Pools

Or you could go the more traditional but no less intriguing way of putting overhead lights to make the stars seem closer like these people did with their pools.

pool at night with string lights
Photo by: Next Luxury
pool at night with string lights overhead
Photo by: Rashmi Saini

Get Creative with Planters

What’s more natural-looking than plants? Give your pool a more attractive and unique look by using recycled tires as planters for a small garden feel. Summer and bright flowers go hand-in-hand, so get it on!

multi colored upcycled tire planters
Photo by: Home Stratosphere
yellow and brown painted tire planters
Photo by: LaptrinhX

Or if you’re not interested in upcycling, a few simple and sleek planters (or colorful and eye-catching, whatever suits you!) can do wonders for the patio surrounding your pool.

multiple planters around pool
Photo by: West Elm
four blue planters on pool patio
Photo by: Pamela Crawford

Use Rocks for a Pretty Pool Landscape

Give your poolside a little more oomph by incorporating rocks around your pool. You could also add gravel from your pool to the fence. Poolside rocks are easy to maintain and, of course, never go out of trend.

rock garden bordering square inground pool
Photo by: River Pools and Spas
rock garden next to inground pool
Photo via Medallion Energy

Bring Out the Lounge Chairs

Don’t forget that lounging is the best part of a poolside relaxation experience. Whether you want the chairs a bit further from the pool, very close, or even inside the water, the choice is yours. What matters is adding lounge chairs where you and your guests can lay back and bask in the sun.

patio furniture on deck next to turquoise pool
Photo Credit: Jonathan Borba 
pool gazebo lounge area lit up at night
Photo via: The U Lifestyle

Try Table Containers

Aside from the fact that tables are a cute addition to your summer pool lounging experience, you can also use them as storage. Table containers like this are a great way to keep things within reach but away from the water. Cool right?

wooden table container around pool
Photo by: Kerri Germain

Use Patio Umbrellas

In the summer, the scorching sun might interfere with your outdoor lounging; that’s why patio umbrellas were made. Use colorful patio umbrellas to give your pool that summer feel while keeping the harsh rays of the sun away from your face.

white patio umbrella on deck covering lounger
Photo by: Decorinteriosus
multicolored patio umbrellas by pool
Photo by: Family Leisure

Accessorize Your Pool

You can never go wrong with accessories, and your pool deserves some whimsical decor. Add some inflatable drink holders, lanterns, floating lights, etc.

swan floating in inground pool
Photo by: Cottages & Gardens
floating orb lights in pool
Photo by: Money.CNN

Enjoy your backyard pool this summer by sprucing it up with these pool ideas. Your dream pool should make it difficult for you and your guests to leave it.

Tell us in the comment section if you’ve tried any of these ideas!

Judith Ejike
I write for decoist.

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