5 Ideas for Creating a Relaxing Backyard Oasis

Backyard Oasis

Embrace another Arizona summer with a relaxing backyard oasis. Consider dark colored finishes, sun shelves, complete automation, grotto waterfalls, and comfortable outdoor furniture when transforming your backyard into a warm and inviting space.

Dark Colors

Choosing to finish your pool interior with dark colored plaster, pebble tec, or tile can give the appearance of a natural lake or pond. Colors such as onyx, midnight blue, and dark gray are all popular options. These colors will add depth to the pool and enhance the water’s reflective quality.

Sun Shelves

A sun shelf, also known as a tanning bed or Baja shelf, is a popular pool feature – especially in Arizona. These wide, swallow spaces allow you to relax in cool water, without venturing all the way into the water. They also provide ample room for in-pool chaise lounges. Sun shelves can be custom built with or without an umbrella holder.

Pool Automation

Adding automation takes the work out of pool maintenance. Using just your smartphone or tablet, you can monitor and control the pool’s temperature, chemical levels, and pool cleaning equipment. With pool automation, you don’t even need to be home; you can operate your entire system from virtually anywhere in the world.

Grotto Waterfalls

No backyard oasis would be complete without a grotto. Constructed using rockwork and LED lights, a grotto is a rock waterfall with a secluded, covered area beneath it that may include a bench where you can sit and enjoy the water falling in front of you. Grottos can be built in a variety of sizes. Rock slides can also be built into them.

Outdoor Furniture

You’ve designed your swimming pool and set-up pool automation. Now, it’s time to consider patio furniture, so you can comfortably kick back this summer with a good read and glass of ice cold lemonade. For a relaxing backyard oasis, consider chaise lounges, hammocks, and Adirondack chairs. Sofas and sectionals are also warm and inviting.

Other features to consider include outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and salt water filtration systems. Contact Platinum Pools & Spas at (480) 888-9200 or (623) 847-9200 for help creating your backyard oasis.

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