This backyard oasis is the perfect retreat for relaxation. The luxurious lagoon-style pool is surrounded by lush flowering plants and palm trees. Boulders define the wading pool area that's accented by three lighted fountain jets.
On hot days, poolside at this serene pool is where you want to be. A cupola-topped pool house provides a convenient locale to change into your suit while teak lounge chairs are a cozy spot for sunning.
This is not your average pool house: The structure includes a meditation area and fire pit. Along the back side is a spa-like glass-tiled shower and changing room as well as an outdoor shower. The building's stone wall doubles as a climbing wall and features a waterfall that empties into the pool.
It’s vital to blow out the pipes on an in-ground pool. Call a professional if you’re uncertain how to do this procedure—it’s what protects the water lines from freezing. Afterwards, plug the return jets and install a Gizzmo in the skimmer to prevent it from cracking. If you do these few tasks, you don’t have to drain the pool for winter unless you have ornamental tile edging the pool. In that case, drain water 4 inches below the tile.
Pool Environments frames the pool with oversized stone slabs and a band of Mexican beach pebble, giving the pool a sleek, geometric look. The undergrowth is cleared, allowing an overhanging Bois d’Arc to become a focal point at the far end of the pool.