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What do a gourmet kitchen, cutting-edge home automation, a spa bathroom, and a luxury outdoor swimming pool have in common?

They all play a part in the total package of the value of your experience at home, which is why you should invest in features and finishes that are long-lasting, high-quality, and custom.

During the last few years, property owners missing out on a pool recognized the value of what they thought was a nice-to-have — and is now a must-have. At Neave Pools, we saw a jump in demand for pool design and construction during Covid and after, and the desire for a luxury swimming pool with all of the trappings has not slowed down.

Why invest in a luxury swimming pool for your outdoor space? Homeowners recognize the quality-of-life benefits a luxury swimming pool offers. Think about it. Your custom pool allows you to exercise, relax, entertain, and play in your backyard. It’s always private; no need to share with anyone else, and you can take a late-night dip. You can also design your own with features like tanning ledges and rock grottos.

The bottom line is that a luxury swimming pool for your New York or Connecticut home is an investment in your property – not to mention your health and well-being. It becomes the centerpiece of an outdoor living space, with many possibilities.


Custom outdoor dip pool with elegant lighting


A Custom Luxury Outdoor Swimming Pool Designed for Your Lifestyle

When you work with a custom pool design and construction specialist, the first step to achieving luxury is determining your goals for the swimming pool. Ask yourself these questions: how will you use your backyard swimming pool, and who will use the pool the most?

Also, consider thinking beyond the traditional rectangle pool. While it is still the most popular style, and you can personalize it with a range of pool features, many other designs and shapes are available now. Check out some of the latest pool designs for inspiration. You really can’t go wrong no matter what you decide.

For instance, if your outdoor space is small, consider a plunge pool less than 7 feet deep and up to 10 feet by 22, or even more compact. It provides ample space to exercise and wade without taking up too much space. Spool pools are linear and include jets, so they function as a spa or pool that only takes up a little room. Maybe a cocktail pool that can be oblong, rectangular, or round and include submerged seating and a “deck” for drinks is more your style.

The point is that a custom luxury pool can be whatever you want.


Minimalist luxury backyard swimming pool


A Backyard Pool for Exercise and Wellness

Swimming is an ideal low-impact cardio exercise that is easy on your joints and great for building endurance. Swimming is also therapeutic — moving through the water is a healthy escape. You don’t need a huge backyard to house a pool designed for swimming laps and exercise like water aerobics. The latest luxury swimming pools include features like resistance jets that offer a more rigorous workout without an Olympic size pool.

You can swim healthy with salt water pool systems that are easy on the eyes, skin, hair, and your bathing suit, for that matter. Salt chlorine generators use diluted sodium chloride to create chlorine gas that is added to the filter system. This means your saltwater pool contains lower chlorine levels and fewer harsh chemicals required for routine maintenance.

Create a Luxury Retreat with a Custom Pool

Sure, you could book a long weekend at a five-star resort and share the spa, lounge space, and decadent pool with other guests who are staying there. Or, you could recreate the experience at home with a luxury pool that becomes a destination in your backyard.

One feature our clients select for their New England custom pools include a sun shelf, also known as a Baja step or tanning ledge. You can make your sun shelf as deep or shallow as you want and include chaise lounges. Some families like to use the sun shelf as a play space for children who aren’t ready to take the plunge.

Blend your pool into your property’s natural surroundings with a grotto incorporating a waterfall or fountain. Infinity edges allow you to capture seamless views, as the vanishing edge makes the skyline appear to float on your pool deck, creating an optical illusion. Water flows over all four edges into a catch basin and then is pumped back into the main pool. Check out more inspiring infinity edge pool designs.


Luxurious outdoor pool with beautiful landscape


Add to Property Value with a Custom Pool

Will a pool help or hurt your property value, and what would a potential buyer think of the pool? It doesn’t matter if you are selling or even considering it. You still need to weigh the return on investment and how a pool can impact your property’s appeal. So, here is where we draw the line between a pool and a luxury pool. When adding a pool that improves your home’s value, think about including:

  • Custom pool features that offer a memorable experience
  • Pool automation that makes routine maintenance and overall operation easy
  • Pool surroundings, including landscaping, pool houses, and outdoor entertaining spaces

A luxury pool is one with vision and purpose. That’s what adds value. More important, though, is the experience and memories you’ll create at home in a custom pool and outdoor living space that is truly personal, private, and curated to your needs.


Outdoor pool surrounded by nature with stone and water features


Start Planning Your Luxury Pool Project

We have a gallery of pool inspiration for you and a helpful guide so that you can gather more details on what to expect from the pool construction process when you partner with Neave Pools. Whether you’re considering a pool or ready to dive right in, we’d love to answer your questions, so schedule a consultation today.

Swimming pool design guide will give you ideas for that dream pool you want, from concrete pools, above ground pools and even fiberglass pools.

FREE Pool Design Guide

Download our FREE 25-page Swimming Pool Design Guide and create a perfect paradise in your backyard.

Download Now