There are purely functional pools that serve a purpose, whether for kids’ play or a spot to cool off on hot days. Then, there are luxury swimming pools— the ones with a resort feel that include special features to take the outdoor living and entertaining experience to the next level. We’ve told you about the Top Pool Trends for 2023 in Connecticut and New York, including right-sized plunge pools and swim-up bars. Now, let’s dive into aesthetics and electronics with some pool features you should seriously consider if you want a pool that’s more than a basic body of water.
We know, every project has a budget, and less can be more. So as you consider these luxury pool features, think about what matters most to you and those who will use the pool. According to Pool magazine, most luxury swimming pools have at least three water features. When you consider the entire pool living space as we do when designing projects, there are numerous features that bring a luxury feel to your property. Again, it’s about picking and choosing the high-end pool features for your Connecticut or New York home that you’ll appreciate the most. All of these features add value.
Advanced Pool Lighting Systems
We classify lighting automation as a must-have for your Connecticut or New York pool for a number of reasons. First, lighting extends your enjoyment of the pool area to after-hours, and it creates appealing views from indoors, too. There’s the safety aspect of lighting, and now more than ever, there’s the visual “wow” that modern LED lighting systems bring to a luxury pool. You can cue up different colors and effects from an app. Overall, pool automation systems offer convenience because you can remotely control water temperature, lighting, pool cleaning and functions like retracting or deploying a pool cover.
Automated Pool Covers
This is another convenience feature that we couldn’t live without. Automated pool covers can be customized for any shape or size of pool. They give you the flexibility of simply and quickly covering or retracting a pool cover with the push of a button. Connecticut and New York pools with automatic covers tend to be safer because closing the pool is so much easier there’s no second thought about doing so when the pool is not in use, therefore preventing children or animals from accidentally falling in. Also, pool covers keep water healthier, protecting it from heavy rainfall that can throw off the chemical balance or from debris that can fall into the pool and require skimming and possibly leveling the pH. Some might consider an automated pool cover a luxury. We think it’s a must-have.
The Multifunctional Pool House
The pool house is another feature we could argue is an essential feature because it serves so many useful purposes. When thoughtfully designed, a pool house can offer storage for pool tools and toys, be a place to change or get out of the sun, act as a guest space for overnight guests, and include a bathroom to keep wet feet out of the indoors. You don’t need a large pool house on your Connecticut or New York property for a structure to check all of these boxes.
We’re big fans of grottos for Connecticut and New York pool projects because this feature ties in a pool to natural surroundings and can act as a waterfall, waterslide or house lighting. The design options are endless, and aside from the visual appeal and functionality if you position a slide there, you win the soothing sound of falling water.
If you like to soak in the sun, what better way than relaxing on a chaise lounge in an especially shallow area of the pool designed for this purpose? Tanning ledges—also called sun shelves—are a luxury pool feature that also play to the younger set, which can use the space to splash around. If dipping a toe in the water is your kind of thing, the tanning ledge delivers.
Perimeter Overflow & Infinity Edges
A perimeter overflow gives your Connecticut or New York pool a floating appearance with a vanishing edge. The pool height and water level are the same, and water flows over the edge into a basin. (Usually, it is redirected to the pool.) The effect is sleek and modern. A perimeter overflow is basically a four-sided infinity edge (one side overflows).
Add Luxury to Your NY or CT Pool
As we move into spring, now is the time to plan your Connecticut or New York pool project. Neave Pools specializes in luxury swimming pools, spas and outdoor living spaces that incorporate the latest technologies, design features and are customized to suit your needs. Let’s talk about what’s on your pool wish list. Give us a call in Hudson Valley at 845-463-0592, Westchester at 914-271-7996, Connecticut at 203-212-4800, New York City at 212-368-9954 and New Jersey at 201-591-4570.