Backyard Swimming Pools 

Hi Swimmers! If not swim-nuts, you must be thinking about adding a swimming pool in your backyard. Welcome to a fun-filled video mix of pool-times. We are all missing people-in-action-together-times . . . before the temporary social distancing laws were set in place. This video shows how friends enjoy a pool together and hopefully we will swim vicariously through the fun we see going on here.

After the video we will explore swimming pool design build for those of you planning a backyard pool of your own.

10 swimming pool party must haves

  • Slide – underground with sheer descent waterfall at opening – fun for all ages and ANY kinda SLIDE will do!
  • Hot Tub near Pool – Nothing like a spa or hot tub near the pool. You can warm up with a soak – then back into the pool for a swim or pool-fun with family or friends
  • Diving Board or Diving rocks – boys will be boys as you can see here. Is this age-old or what?
  • Go-Pro for Homemade videos – a Must-have for making videos to last a lifetime. All ages, shapes, sizes!
  • Movie Screen #Diveinmovies
  • Waterfall into Pond – This gorgeous feature is super fun at the end of the slide . . . don’t know how much it’s noticed once you are propelling off the slide into the swimming pool. From the landscape view it blends the aesthetic together and the hidden slide makes it even better.
  • Good Friends – can we count our besties on one or two hands? Pool time activities seem to draw us even closer as water games are forever lodged into our memories. Once pushed into the pool – we can’t help enjoying every minute.
  • Lots & Lots of Floaties – Can you have too many floaties? Hard to imagine a swimming pool without them.
  • Outdoor Décor – Lounge Chairs & Umbrellas. We all love to grab a lounge chair. Even if its for our towel. It’s a save-my-space thing. My shoes, shirt, and my “stuff” need a resting spot. And after a cool dip in the pool, a resting space to dry out and let the sun’s rays give vit-D-life to our cells. Whoops, unless you have an aversion to too-much sun. Need shade? Umbrellas are a sure bet for shade-seekers.
  • Multi-colored pool lights – Fun, fun, fun, when there is no sun – pool lights keep things happening by adding nighttime sizzle.

Designing Pools & Spas

A picture is worth a thousand words and to that end, we present before and after photos of 1) a swimming pool 2) in-ground spa w/waterfall 3) spa & plunge pool – Design Build.

A Pool Adventure in Sherwood begins –

The Fabulous Finish line . . .

Second Verse same as the First

Raleigh Hills In-Ground Spa & Waterfall under construction

Spa is Complete with Multi-colored lighting

Tell it to Me one More Time

North Plains Spa & Plunge Pool underway . .

Spa, Plunge Pool, Deck w/Sun-Deck Steps, Water Feature, View Bar . . . Finale!

Water Features & Exterior Design Go hand-in-Hand

For 25+ years, Premier Backyard Living has been designing water features in landscape design. We are big fans of hot tubs and spa’s, large spas that double as mini-pools, swim-spas, pools with water falls, pools with slides, pools with attached hot tubs. Take a look in our portfolio and almost every landscape design has a water feature of some kind. If an in-ground spa or swimming pool is in your future, contact us  . . . we’ll be right over with a mask on, or meet you in a zoom meeting! Let’s get this Pool Party – Started!

Get Outside Portland!

Being outdoors is crucial to a happy- healthy life and until we can gather to enjoy each other’s company  – embrace nature as a substitute . . . How sweet it is!

It’s a Wrap!

Thanks for Dropping In

Kim Thibodeau, Exterior Design Services

Landscape Blogger, I ‘inch’ into water . . . but once there . . . I Thrive!


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