Designing the Perfect Backyard Oasis

Designing the perfect backyard oasis begins with breaking free from the dull, cookie-cutter swimming pools of yesterday, and installing a custom swimming pool design that reflects your unique lifestyle and aesthetic preferences. Today’s swimming pools can be constructed in a wide range of shapes and sizes as well as with landscaping and hardscaping to create a backyard oasis you’ll be eager to go home to at the end of a hectic, stressful day.

Creative Lighting

Extend time outdoors and add warmth with creative lighting. You can find lighting fixtures online and in-stores, or install our personal favorite, pool fire bowls. While you certainly cannot go wrong with either option, there is just something mesmerizing about combining fire with water. You can find great ideas and inspiration from our photo gallery, Pinterest, and Houzz.

Shade Structures

Including shade structures in your backyard oasis is an excellent idea. Shade structures such as sail shades, masonry pergolas, and oversize umbrellas are just a few of the many options available to you. These structures protect against harmful UV rays. Adding an outdoor fan to patios and pergolas can also help improve your and your family’s comfort on hot summer days.

Comfortable Seating

No backyard oasis would be complete without new or refreshed patio furniture. Lounge chairs, outdoor sectionals, and conversation sets allow you to stretch out and relax. Another option is to add a Baja shelf, also known as a tanning ledge or sun shelf, to your custom swimming pool design. Baja shelves offer the ultimate in relaxation – especially when you add an umbrella and lounger.

Pool Friendly Landscaping

Carefully selected plants can quickly transform your yard into a backyard oasis. The key is to choose ornamental grasses, shrubs, succulents, and trees that are drought-tolerant and can handle being splashed with pool water. You should avoid anything that will attract bugs, drop leaves or needles, or require too much maintenance as well. The AMWUA offers a list of pool-friendly plants.

Platinum Pools and Spas is recognized as one of Arizona’s premier pool contractors. We are known for contracting with residents and home builders throughout the greater Phoenix metro area to construct a custom swimming pool design. Our sales staff can provide you with information on pricing and financing the pool of your dreams when you contact us at (480) 888-9200.

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