Have you always wanted to install a pool on your Katy TX home? Do you feel like now is the perfect time to create your dream pool in the backyard? If so, then you need to start by learning all that you can about the best pool designs.

Doing so can help you find inspiration for the perfect pool set up on your property. You’ll find one that’s functional, aesthetically pleasing, and has all of the features you’ve dreamt of!

See below for an in-depth guide that lists several awesome custom pool building ideas. Let these designs inspire you for your future backyard pool!

1. Looking Sharp

Whenever someone says “backyard pool”, people tend to envision the same, stereotypical pool design that has been around for ages. It involves curvy ledges that make the shape of an oval or a circle.

If you wish to differentiate yourself from that generic pool look, then try filling yours with a sharp design all the way around. First, allow the layout of your pool to feature sharp corners; don’t round out any edges. You’ll find that this can also help you save space for the walkway around your pool.

You’ll find that your pool blends in perfectly with the other straight lines and sharp edges around your house.

Next, consider adding a Baja shelf on the end of the pool closest to your backdoor. This will give you a luxurious pool feature where you can dip your toes in without having to commit to fully submerging. 

Give the Baja shelf a sharp design as well, complete with simplistic steps that allow you to slowly walk down into the depths below!

Here at Sahara Construction and Custom Pools, we use a 3D pool design process that brings your imaginations to life. You’ll see a visual of all of your preferred pool features before we break ground on it!

2. Exercise-Focused Design

For some of you, this pool will be majorly used for exercise purposes. Experts highly recommend swimming as a primary form of exercise, since it can be used as a form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio. Other benefits include:

  • Provides a highly-intense workout without adding any pressure to your body (this is why experts recommend it for those with arthritis or other joint injuries)
  • Allows you to increase or decrease the intensity of your workouts with ease
  • Builds muscle strength, giving you a lean physique
  • Benefits your respiratory system and improves heart health

Imagine having all of these swimming benefits from the comfy confines of your own home! If you wish to primarily use it for exercise, then use our services to create a lap pool or some sort of lap/leisure hybrid. 

Knowing what your main use will be for the pool, we can help you create a lap pool that’s beautiful, efficient, and functional. 

Lap pools can fit in almost any backyard. Their long and narrow shape makes them perfect to be placed along the side of your house or out in the middle of your backyard to be used as the centerpiece!

3. To Infinity and Beyond

Those of you that have an incredible view from your backyard won’t want to sacrifice it. If you’re going to install a pool in the backyard, you want one that will enhance its design.

Imagine looking at those breathtaking views from the edge of your infinity pool. For those of you that are unfamiliar, infinity pools have water that runs over the side of the pool, giving it the appearance of an ocean-like body of water that extends to the horizon.

The water runs off of the edge, giving it a waterfall-like appearance. All of your guests will be in awe of this wondrous design.

Many of our clients also enjoy the white noise that an infinity pool allows. When the water runs off the side of your pool, it falls into a small pool below to be recirculated through the system. That sound of water hitting the water will give your entire backyard soothing audio.

4. An Island Getaway

For those of you that are planning on creating a large custom pool, we have the ultimate pool design idea for you: create a pool island.

As the name might imply, this refers to installing a structure in the middle of your pool that’s above the surface of the water. That way, you can sit on it with your toes in the water or lay back and get a tan from the sun.

The island structure will encompass what having a backyard pool is all about: having a place to escape the rest of the world.

5. Rise, My Precious

Don’t take the “inground” portion of inground pools so literally. If you want a pool with a view, then you can raise the surface to do so.

This is what’s called an elevated pool: a pool that isn’t technically underground, but still levels with the surface that the rest of your property is on. 

Swimming in an elevated pool will make you feel as if you’re on top of the world. No matter what your view looks like in your backyard, an elevated pool is sure to “raise” expectations.

Consider These Pool Designs for Your Katy TX Property

Now that you have seen an in-depth guide with several awesome pool designs to consider, be sure to use this information to your advantage.

Take the time to read this article for several backyard patio trends you can use to transform your space and make the perfect one-two punch for your property. To get things started, call us directly at 713-634-9490 to schedule your free custom pool consultation.