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Summer 2015 Pool Trends and Pool Design Ideas

News May 8, 2015

If you�ve ever gone through the process of designing and building a swimming pool, you have likely noticed that the entire process is an art form. From the moment you contact a swimming pool builder and start working on a design up until the moment the pool is filled with water and swim-ready, you�re thinking about the look of the entire pool, the backyard, and how it will coordinate with your unique style.

If you�re the kind of person who likes to stay on top of trends, keep reading! This post will dive into what we are noticing as Summer 2015�s Biggest Pool Design Trends.

PebbleTec� Plaster

The vast majority of our pools are finished with a pebble plaster. These finishes are created with pebbles found around the world and specifically selected to blend with your backyard�s natural landscaping and features.
natural landscaping and features
There are 4 different PebbleTec� textures:
natural landscaping and features
PebbleTec� – �PebbleTec� brand pool finish is the original pebble pool finish and still delivers the enduring natural elegance and durability that combines beauty with exceptional value.� � The original PebbleTec is available in 18 different colors.

PebbleSheen� – �Pebble Sheen� brand pool finish provides the natural beauty and durability of the original Pebble Tec� pool finish, along with a sophisticated refined elegance� Pebble Sheen pool interiors offer a more finely textured feel and have the look of rich granite.� � Pebble Sheen is available in 16 different colors.
16 different colors
PebbleFina� – �Pebble Fina pool finish incorporates the ancient Greek and Roman use of pozzolans into the cement mixture� Most colors contain small seashell pieces to further enhance the beauty of the pool interior while adding brilliant sparkle to the water.� � Pebble Fina is available in 14 different colors.
14 different colors
BeadCrete� – �Beadcrete� is the latest development in concrete pool finishes. [It] contains solid, inert, glass spheres that are locked into carefully graded aggregate matrix by polymer-modified cements. This creates a tryly unique 3-dimensional effect.� � Beadcrete is available in 12 different colors.

Glass Tile

Many people have started to use glass tile above the plaster at the pool�s waterline because it beautifully reflects the sunlight and gives the pool a more elegant touch. Others splurge on an all glass tile pool in order to get a unique, resort-style radiance they can get only from a pool with a glass bottom.

Natural Look

Especially in the Texas Hill Country, where Keith Zars Pools builds many pools, people are looking for a swimming pool that blends in seamlessly with its natural surroundings. These pools are free-form, �lagoon� style pools that look more like a natural body of water than a swimming pool. Many of these pools include natural stone decking, boulder waterfalls, and other stone water features.

Sun Shelf

A sun shelf is similar to a beach entry or zero entry. It�s literally a shelf at the entry of the pool, 6 inches below the coping. There are many practical uses for a sun shelf, also known as a baja step. Many people like to add them to their pool if they have young children (or grandchildren) who are not strong swimmers yet. The sunshelf provides a safer place for them to splash around and play. It�s also great for adults! A larger sunshelf will allow room for a lounger or two and gives a great place to cool off in the water without getting fully emerged in the pool.
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