7 Best Features For Your Pool in 2019

As the pool industry is experiencing an increased popularity by each year, so are the number of pool features accompanying it. According to Latham Pool, you simply can’t build a custom pool without having unique features to go with it.

Movement in the water has been something special to us humans for centuries. It’s appealing to look at, soothing to listen to, enchanting to feel, and has a healing effect on our physical and mental selves. A swimming pool coming with a personal and accurate set of pool features has the potential create a whole different depth to your home and the way you live your life. Although, as with anything here in life, you want to ensure your pool builder has a good understanding of what you’re looking for in a pool in order to both complement your home and pool’s style, as well and fit in with your budget and personal taste.

Tanning Ledge

Starting out with one of the most classical water features on the list, tanning ledges provide your pool with another level of sophistication, offering another separate area where you’ll be able to lounge in style. This popular pool element adds an ideal hotspot for sun bathing and easy supervision whilst the smaller kids are splashing away.

Fire Pit

Do you really like the look of fire and water combined? Fire pits by the pool is one of the latest pool trends to hit the Gold Coast this year. Fire pits can create a feature like no other and a focal point that’s sure to impress. Imagine relaxing in your heated pool or spa in the cooler months next to a fire pit! There are many ways to add this addition. For example, you make like the idea of having a fire pit as a raised element next to your spa, or a completely separate feature next to the pool to entertain or relax around.

Separate Spa

Turn your current swimming pool into a relaxing zen-like spa area by having your pool builder add a slightly raised platform with a beautiful bubbling hot tub / spa waiting for you by the end of a long day. It’s the perfect water feature to either have laid-back luxurious night in with either friends or family, or to simply finish your night off with some warmed up bubbles.

Swim Jet Systems

If you’re interested in engaging in some physical exercise, or being able to knock out a few laps before heading to work in the morning, the swim jet system might be the perfect water feature for your household. Since most backyards won’t have the amount of space needed in order to install a full sized swimming pool, the swim jets can provide a great workout no matter the size of your pool.

Furthermore, if you’re often finding yourself drooling for the relaxing benefits of massaging hydrotherapy, spa jets might be your new best friend at home. Since this water feature system can be installed in any seating area within your pool, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the therapeutically effects similar to a professional spa.


Often accompanied by rocks or big boulders as part of a naturalistic pool design, waterfalls are considered one of the most harmonies water features when paired with swimming pools. This popular water feature can be incorporated into your backyard in a natural, rough texture finish. You may also choose to customize your waterfall with mosaic tiles, stone cladding, or any color or style tile.

Infloor Pool Cleaning System

Gold Coasters are becoming increasingly busy, which makes it hard when committing to the every day cleaning requirements that go with being a pool owner. Installed by your pool builder during construction, the infloor cleaning system is plumbed into the concrete shell with discrete pop up cleaning jets that allow for the water to be circulated and debris skimmed away. Pool Water Products explain, “you can avoid unsightly robotic cleaning devices and hoses in the pool as well avoiding the hassle of moving these bulky devices in and out of the water every.”

Enjoy a hassle free sparkling clean pool all year long with an infloor cleaning system.

Automatic Pool Covers

This should be considered a given for any families with small children or pets. Although, it’s not just the safety benefits providing the automatic covers with a spot on our list. A retractable pool cover will both enable owners to save money by improving heating options and conserving water and energy, but also keep your pool free of leaves and other debris whilst simultaneously adding a visual appeal. All in all, if you haven’t gotten your automatic cover yet, it’s probably time to call an experienced Gold Coast pool builder.


Swimming and spending time in and around a pool is one of the healthiest additions for your home. As the Heart Direct explains, “Swimming is a low impact form of exercise that is accessible to people of all ages. It provides a great cardiovascular workout as well as a workout for the whole body including the arms, back and shoulders.” A swimming pool is also healthy on the mind by creating a sense of happiness and relaxation.

Furthermore, there’s no secret that having your local pool builder add some personalised pool features to your swimming pool can offer a new world of benefits to both your personal and social life. Investing in any of the pool elements previously mentioned may end up saving you both time and money.

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