DOYLESTOWN, PA (March 21, 2016) — Spring officially begins in just a few days, and there’s no better way to usher in the warmer weather than to talk about what’s hot in swimming pools. Anthony & Sylvan Pools, America’s premier in-ground swimming pool and spa builder, released the top three trends homeowners are seeking in 2016.
Fire Pits & More for Your In-Ground Pool
Combining fire and water is one of designers’ favorite elements, and now it’s becoming a homeowner favorite, too. Fire pits around the pool are commonplace. However, fire bowls inside the pool are quickly gaining popularity among homeowners. No matter where the fire pit is placed, it will definitely create a showpiece and warm up those chilly nights!
Create a Full Backyard Experience for Your In-Ground Pool
As pool sizes continue to decrease, homeowners are increasingly looking to enhance their backyard experience. What used to be a request for a pool has now turned into a total backyard environment with the inclusion of outdoor kitchens, pizza ovens and entertainment pavilions. Even the pools are morphing to include in-pool lounging areas with in-water umbrellas and tanning ledges.
Incorporate Technology Into Your Backyard Pool
It’s easy to want a pool but visualizing how the backyard will look with it is a little more difficult. Structure Studios has a program that allows homeowners to see a 3D model of their backyard with the pool in place. With this program, homeowners are able to see what their future backyard will look like outside or even through a window inside the house. This is a great tool for all homeowners but especially for those struggling to envision their future backyard. Also, with smartphones being able to do just about everything, Jandy has introduced an app that allows homeowners to control every aspect of their pool. Homeowners can control things such as the heater or color of the lights directly from a smartphone or tablet. Pool service companies can even check the pool’s status without a home visit. Jandy’s app takes advantage of advancements in technology to ease pool maintenance for the homeowner.
“Pool buyers are becoming more and more savvy all around, from technology and design to creating a new backyard environment,” said Tom Casey, Vice President of Sales at Anthony & Sylvan Pools. “Trends come and go, but the one thing that remains true year after year is homeowners’ commitment to a healthy and family-oriented lifestyle.”
No matter what elements are added to the family swimming pool, one thing rings true – it’s a place for fun, family and friends!