6 Pool Design Trends Guaranteed to Make a Splash

Honed aggregate, liquid limestone or coloured concrete are good options for the pool area. The style you pick for the edging and bullnosing will add the final touches to it.

Is it wishful thinking for us to say Winter is well and truly on its way out?

Maybe it’s just our inner Australian talking while we wait at the bus stop in the rain with thoughts of regret, why did I ever say ‘I can’t wait for winter’.

I mean what’s not to love about summer?

Beautiful beaches, Sunday arvo barbeques, lounging around in the pool or in your alfresco kitchen, maybe even with a beer in hand.

The need to entertain outdoors has been instilled into us ever since we were kids and anyone who had a swimming pool was the coolest kid on the block.

Fast forward to 2019 and not much has changed, if anything, the need to entertain outdoors has only grown stronger, with an increase in outdoor kitchen renovations, alfresco areas, and swimming pools all across Australia.

Whether you’re planning to build a new pool or looking to upgrade, here are the top 6 pool design trends to consider.

Lounging area

credit: spakingdom

Also known as a tanning ledge or ‘sun shelf’, is the perfect way to enjoy all the benefits of being in the water whilst laying back and relaxing. Shallow water means it’ll be much warmer than the rest of the pool, giving you the perfect opportunity to place lounge chairs right in the water.

Enjoy sunbathing and tanning in the warmer waters while being able to supervise your kids at the same time. Additional features can be installed including an umbrella for shade and a table for food and drink to create the ultimate holiday resort experience.


Plunge pools

Plunge pools have made it possible for anyone to own a swimming pool regardless of the size of the backyard. It offers enough space for a serious swim, has additional depth for those who enjoy a workout in the water, and can even incorporate swim jets, giving you all the same health benefits as a larger swimming pool.

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Concrete pool by ecopool


The Outdoor and Indoor should be seemlessly connected

The rise of contemporary designed swimming pools comes with the need for linking the home to the pool and exterior areas including outdoor kitchens and alfrescos.

Adding elements of clean and elegant tiles, exposed aggregate, darker tones and seamless garden finishes allows homeowners to create a luxury and resort-like feel in their backyard.


Technology Advanced pools

Vantage in-floor cleaning and circulation system by Compass Pools

With new advancements in swimming pool technology, you can now control filtration, lighting, water features, heating, and even cleaning all from a single touch of a button-operated from your smartphone, tablet or PC. It makes pool maintenance a breeze, giving you more time to enjoy the water and less time scooping leaves out of the pool.

Automation can also help reduce your energy bills by setting timers, or if you have forgotten to turn off the pump or lights, you can simply remote access it anywhere at any time.

Other worthy features are self-cleaning pools. Some systems, like the Vantage in-floor cleaning and circulation system is a network of cleaning nozzles built into the pool floor and steps, will allow you save energy, money, and time on cleaning the pool in the long run.

Getting these features for your pool is a great way to increase the value of your property, as it provides an easier process for many aspects of pool ownership.

Resort styling

Ever felt like you just wanted to pack a suitcase, jump on a plane, travel to a nice tropical resort and just do nothing? Not all of us have the luxury to do so but you can bring the luxury to your backyard. 

Transforming the swimming pool area into a tropical resort has become a recent trend adopted by many Australian’s as homeowners look to add a little luxury to their home. From built-in bars and sun shelves, to spa-like soaking tubs, contemporary elements, and detailed design finishes. Your swimming pool area is the new Bali resort you’ve been Googling over this dreary Winter break.

Pool edging and bullnosing

It is important to consider what type of concrete material is best suited to the swimming pool area and the style you are hoping to achieve. The material type you choose for your pool edging or bullnosing needs to be safe and practical, but visually appealing at the same time. 

Elements to consider can include exposed aggregate, coloured concrete or liquid limestone. All types of concrete are slip and water-resistant, low maintenance, weatherproof, and provide a visual aesthetic that seamlessly integrates with your landscape.

Don’t forget to think about the type of pool fencing you want to have around your pool, this will help you pick the style of pool you want and the landscaping theme going with it.


At Integrity Concreting Perth we provide a wide range of decorative concrete including exposed/honed aggregate, coloured concrete and liquid limestone that can be applied across many aspects throughout your home.

From pool edging and bullnosing to driveways, alfresco areas, pathways and much more, decorative concrete can not only embellish your outdoor but make it more functional so you can make the most of your land.

If you’re building, thinking of renovating or updating your landscape to a more modern design, contact Integrity Concreting Perth for a free consultation, or check out our latest projects here.

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