The beginning of a new year is the best time to think about revamping your swimming pool!

If one of your new year’s goals is to add a few innovative features to your custom swimming pool, check out the top pool trends of 2022 for some inspiration:

1. LED Lights

LED lights are one of the most fun features to have in your pool! 

They offer a variety of changing colours, last longer than regular incandescent pool lights and are energy-efficient – saving you money on monthly bills!

2. Fire and water combinations

Why have one element when you can have both?

Create an incredible atmosphere for your pool by adding both fire and water features. Some great suggestions include pool waterfalls, fountains, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits. 

Having a mixture of both elements can also ensure you have fun in the water and stay warm!

3. Pool ledge

No need to head to the beach to relax by the edge of the water – your pool ledge can do the job! 

A pool ledge (also known as a tanning ledge or Baja shelves) is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the warmth of the sun in the summer season. 

You can further customize the area with tanning chairs and umbrellas.

4. Pool automation system

With the latest technological tools and apps becoming more commonplace to manage features for homes, it is no surprise that they are now available for pools too!

A pool automation system can allow you to control everything within your pool. This includes pool equipment, water features and temperature, filter timing and even lighting. 

It is an easy way to manage your pool, giving you the most convenient experience!

5. Tropical theme

Bring the tropical resort into your own backyard!

Tropical pool themes have become extensively more popular, especially because travel has been so limited over the last couple of years. 

With a few tropical-style plants, stone steps and rock waterfalls, you can feel so much closer to the vacation of your dreams – right in your very own backyard.

6. Rock slides

Pair your rock features with a slide!

Rock slides can be custom-built and fit into a variety of backyard settings. This perpetual feature’s design is specifically built for flanking a pool’s rock waterfall or grotto.

They’re also known to be aesthetically pleasing to look at and a ton of fun for the kids.

7. Rain curtains

Rain curtains (also known as rain descents or water curtains) feature water that cascades into your pool. 

This incredible feature is not only beautiful, it can also increase your sense of calm with the sound of the running water. It is the perfect feature to help you kick back and relax!

8. Natural elements

Having natural elements by your pool has been a popular trend. Not only does it offer a great aesthetic, but natural elements can also help create a sense of calm and tranquillity. 

Some great suggestions are stone steps, potted plants and waterfalls. You can even opt to grow a garden beside your pool, add bamboo trees and decorate your backyard with flowers. 

9. Darker interior

Pools do not always have to stick with bright blue colours. Darker colours, such as grey and navy, have become more popular because they can make you feel like you are swimming in a natural pond or lagoon. 

Darker colours also give off the illusion that your pool is much larger. They are also great at holding heat, making it much easier for your pool to warm up and stay warm. 

For more ideas on how to style your pool, take a look at our suggestions for custom pool features. If you have any more questions about your pool, please feel free to contact us today!