The Hot Topic of Pools
Pools can be a breathtaking addition to a home and they can be a topic of heated debate. While most agree pools are enjoyable on a hot summer day, there are plenty of people convinced nothing makes a house unsellable quite like a pool. It’s hard to tell what’s legend and what’s cold hard fact, and maybe it really doesn’t matter. If it’s hot where you live and you like the idea of lounging in or around a pool, you’ll want to check out the articles below.
The following posts are all submissions from Fine Homebuilding members. Up first, Brandon Diem shows off a pool house and pergola that, as he put, is designed to be an oasis. The end result is certainly beautiful. Pool, House & Pergola
This post does a really good job of selling you on the idea of an indoor pool and takes you through some of the basic points to consider. Add Fun to Your Home with an Indoor Pool
I’m not sure this cabana would fit in with my New England home, but does look like a place I could spend an hour or two. Pool Cabana
Here’s another indoor pool project. This time it’s a lap pool. In my book, lap pools are hot tubs with a current, but they must be popular for a reason. Marvin served up this post, so it understandably highlights their product, but their point that special considerations must be made for the wet environment are certainly valid. Lap Pool Addition
I think it’s obvious that what makes pools more than a place to cool off is how well they work as part of landscaping. A pool that is landscaped and not just placed can create a wow factor that is hard to beat. This post has a series of shot that highlight the use of paving stones and pools. Outdoor Paving Stones for Your Swimming Pool