Tis the season when many Dayton and Cincinnati homeowners are opening their backyard pools for the outdoor living season. Pools are a refreshing escape from the summer heat and provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation and entertaining. Having the luxury of an accompaniment outdoor living structure that works to enhance your pool experience can extend not only your enjoyment but also heighten your pool’s aesthetics and functionality as a whole.
- The pool deck and/or patio
When you imagine the perfect poolside outdoor structure, a deck or patio probably immediately comes to mind. Decks and patio do make the perfect companion to a pool because they allow you to extend the outdoor living space around your pool. Decks seem a natural extension of both above-ground and in-ground pools, while patios allow ease of access entering and exiting an in-ground pool. In certain circumstances, we can even custom design a deck that caters strictly to above ground pools that allows greater design freedom in that it doesn’t entail the typical deck that is built all the way around the pool. In these cases, many times, what you end up with is the equivalent of an expensive walkway since a portion of the deck is rarely utilized. We can customize a design that best suits your aesthetic needs, function and budget.
- Pergolas by the pool
Pergolas add dramatic design symmetry to your backyard pool space, they also provide much-needed shade for those hot summer days. Depending on how you pergola is constructed will dictate how much shade it provides. In addition to the design of the pergola itself, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio offers a plethora of shade enhancing pergola amenities. These include Shade FX canopies and Shadetree canopies. By adding a canopy, awning or curtains to your pergola you will get even more protection from the sun. Many of these options look quite nice and are designed with an extra measure to help block the dangerous UVA and UVB rays from the sun.
- The poolside cabana (detached covered patio)
A backyard can hold the key to the ultimate outdoor living enjoyment. A backyard also begs to be improved upon, much like an artist’s canvas serves as a backdrop for creativity and visualization. Integration of an outdoor living space and backyard pool can take on many forms, including a detached covered patio or porch that will deliver the feel of an outdoor room– especially when placed by the pool!
Poolside detached covered porches, often referred to as “pool pavilions” or “cabanas”, offer shade, protection from the elements and plenty of space to relax and just watch the kids play. In addition to protective benefits they can also be designed to include many additional outdoor living amenities such as outdoor kitchens, ceiling fans, outdoor fireplaces and even wall mounted TV’s. With a space like this why would you ever go back indoors?
The elemental union of fire & water
Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits not only increase the function of your outdoor space they can also anchor the look of your entire design. By using dramatic mediums such as stone and various hardscape materials they are destined to make a bold statement in any outdoor setting. Whether you are planning to weave your fireplace or fire pit into an existing outdoor space or start from scratch and use it as the glue that holds your new design together, adding a fire element is a solid choice. A custom fire feature pool or spaside also adds the allure of two of earth’s elements into your outdoor oasis — fire and water, enhancing all the senses!
Whether you are opening your pool for the season and want to enhance your family’s poolside pleasure, or are considering the addition of a pool and accompanying outdoor living space we can help! Contact Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today to learn more at (513) 897–2040 or (937) 848-7040. You can also email us at email@example.com
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