An infinity pool is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of any tropical retreat we’re all aware of. It’s a source of relaxation and recreational pleasure. Not only does it great for when your back has yet to be discovered but it can also play a crucial role when trying to rejuvenate a space. As it turns out, it’s also the case for private homes. They need to be more than just a pool and they also need to be more than just a place where you enjoy swimming. We have the perfect example.
We first have a bunch of backyard pool examples in this series. These are the Y House, a residence located in Singapore. The house was designed by San-Domi Architects and was completed in 2013. The focus was on making it as simple and functional as possible and on giving it an informal and pure look. A beautiful contrast was created between the private and the public areas of the house. However, the sight of the pool on the roof terrace makes it less eye-catching.
In the case of the Balinese-style residences such as the JIALESS residences, the façades are often gray or dark. In the case of the pellucid 5-story structure, there was no need for any color to be integrated in the design of the building. White was used for the shutters, the door frames, some of the windows and some of the balcony and terrace fences.
There are many different materials to choose from when designing a backyard swimming pool. Some are more simple and timeless but their vintage charm persists in the modern case. A concrete pool would have looked like a work of art when prestructed by artisans. However, concrete is perceived as a poor choice when compared to the stone and concrete commonly used for the swimming pool.
In addition, the small dimensions of a backyard swimming pool can be a drawback when compared to a traditional design. However, it’s better to have a small pool than to have a huge one. A water feature such as a small waterfall or a wooden deck would be a nice feature to include in a backyard design without it occupying the lot as little as possible.
In contemporary homes the pool is often multifunctional. If, for example, you decide to have a central outdoor area you can do that by arranging the pool on one side. At the same time, you can create an U-shaped area around it for dining when you have friends visiting. A small, simple pool would be a nice feature.
Even in a more traditional backyard pool you can have a tiny pond. It could be a water feature enclosed with shutters and which can be used for fish pond or simply to cool garden water whenever its time for dinner or a game.
The placement of the pool can also be dictated by a number of factors such as the needs of the pool house. For instance, there’s not a lot of space there for a big barbecue, a water table or a fire pit but there’s still room for a seat. What that means is that you can use the space to offer some sort of outdoor entertainment space whenever you want and you can also use it as a patio or bar if you want.