Design Ideas for Luxurious Indoor Pools

by Dick Stoner 03/22/2020

Photo by Michelle Maria via Pixabay
 

Having an indoor pool provides a convenient place to unwind and have fun throughout the year. Depending on the layout of your home and other factors, you can design a visually striking indoor pool that offers plenty of space for swimming. Consider the following design ideas for your luxurious indoor pool.

Outdoor Views

If your home has picturesque views of mountains or is surrounded by trees, think about having an indoor pool installed higher up. Putting your pool on a higher floor means you can enjoy these views while going for a swim. You can also create the illusion of being outdoors by having glass walls and doors installed all around your indoor pool. This provides clear views of your surroundings on all sides. Adding a patio or other outdoor living space just outside of your pool area gives you the option to step outside for fresh air after swimming. 

Water Features

Adding a few water features to an indoor pool can create an elegant and exotic look that can make you feel like you’re swimming outdoors or create the look and feel of a spa. Consider adding natural waterfalls to your indoor pool or putting in spillways that lead to other levels for a multi-level pool. An elaborate fountain with colored lights is another option to make your indoor swimming pool visually stunning. 

Entertainment Features

If you mostly want to use your indoor pool for entertaining guests, having a swim-up bar added offers a convenient way to serve beverages. You can also set up a luxurious lounge area near your pool with warm towels, snacks, and a wide-screen TV for guests to use when they’re done swimming. For added comfort, especially in winter, you can also have a fireplace installed. Other options to consider include a state-of-the-art sound system for your indoor pool area, along with lighting for nighttime swims. 

Pool Plus Fitness Room

If your purpose for having an indoor pool is mainly for getting exercise, consider incorporating one into a fitness area in your home. Indoor lap pools provide the perfect design for swimming back and forth for physical activity rather than being a place to hang out and relax. You can add a few touches of luxury to a traditional lap pool for aesthetic purposes, such as colored LED lights, or have an infinity pool installed that also serves as a lap pool. Infinity pools create an edge-less look where water appears to blend or flow into the surrounding area instead of having distinct edges. 

 

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Dick Stoner

Reist Corporation was incorporated in 1994 to renovate and restore commercial, industrial and residential buildings. Working from a 200+ year old farm in Washington County, MD , we have restored barns, warehouses, and even WWII Army buildings in Central MD. We maintain expertise in zoning and land use issues, and we stay abreast of market conditions and changing market statistics. We welcome the opportunity to work with buyers and tenants who wish to take advantage of current market conditions to lock in long term deals at favorable rates. Those able to sign 5 - 10 year leases in commercial transactions right now, are able to obtain the best rates in over 10 years, and those able to purchase are able to get pre-2005 prices on many types of buildings and land. On residential transactions, we continue to help buyers of bank-owned and short sale properties. We welcome the opportunity to work with you on your challenges, and we pay generous referral fees to agents from other areas who wish to utilize our services on Maryland property transactions

Certifications

Since 2002, I have worked on some of the largest real estate database systems in America. I have introduced online marketplace products to areas that were using residential MLS products for commercial real estate information, and I have worked on the expansion of some of America's largest real estate data systems in some of the largest MSA's in the country. Research is key to many commercial real estate valuation projects, and our firms' knowledge about how these systems work can help you reach the best information about other transactions in your area. We are active in Land Preservation programs and environmental offsets which can sometimes bring additional revenue that is crucial to making a transaction work. Nutrient offset credits in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed have become a new component in the valuation of active farmland and for many rural properties which involve environmental features like streams, woodlands, pastureland, etc. We've partnered with the experts at Blueline Conservation Incentives, LLC in Northern Virginia on nutrient offset and land preservation programs and together we are part of a team with expertise in all of the Middle Atlantic States as they strive to meet WIP - Watershed Improvement Plans in order to meet the 2017 and 2025 water quality goals that were set by the 2010 Chesapeake Bay Plan. 

Awards

2009 -MD Historical Trust -Award for Project Excellence in the Restoration of Frieda's Cottage at Chestnut Lodge in Rockville, MD