A pool provides a cool place to relax and enjoy summertime. Whether you’ve had a swimming pool for years or have only just had it installed, here are a few ways to upgrade your pool. Improvements make your backyard more interesting, comfortable, and fun.

Add Underwater Seating

Consider purchasing plastic chairs designed to withstand chlorine and other pool chemicals. Some are built-in and attached to the floor of your pool, while others are freestanding and can be relocated as needed. Install the seating near the edge of the pool and build a swim-up bar.

LED Lighting Will Upgrade Your Pool

To help set the mood around the pool, add LED light fixtures. LEDs are energy-efficient. Some of these lights are programmable and can change color and brightness. Depending on the model you choose, you can create light shows in your swimming pool.

Provide Comfortable Seating

Pool guests won’t be in the water the entire time. Add comfortable lounge chairs and patio furniture with UV-resistant cushions to your pool area. You’ll create a more welcoming space where visitors can enjoy their time by the pool.

Install a Water Feature

Upgrade from a standard backyard swimming pool to a full outdoor oasis with the addition of a water feature. Add a small poolside fountain, or go big with a rock grotto and waterfall. The sounds of flowing water are relaxing and will help mask surrounding noises nearby.

Create an Outdoor Kitchen

Add an outdoor kitchen for entertaining by the pool. You’ll have everything you need for grilling burgers and mixing drinks when you install shelves, cabinets, a sink, and a cook-top near the pool. Backyard barbecues are more pleasant when relaxing poolside with friends, family, and good food.

Build a Fire Pit to Upgrade Your Pool

The pool is a great place to spend a hot summer day and after dusk, a fire pit is a great place to continue relaxing. Add comfortable seating near the fire and your guests can enjoy themselves well into the evening.

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