The presence of the basin in the room or in the yard of a cottage says not only about the wealth of homeowners but also about the possibility of spending time actively and with profit to health within their own home.
With the latest technology, it is possible to organize the pool on the plot or in the building of a cottage even not having large spaces and big sums of money. But it is important to remember that one should not cut down expenses at the cost of the services of engineers and designers, as well as of building materials.
For those who are planning to arrange a pool at the cottage or the garden plot, we selected a lot of inspiring ideas for design projects of artificial ponds of various shapes, sizes and functions.
Ideas for arranging a pool in the building
For those who spend most of the year time in the countryside, the variant of organizing a pool in the basement or on the first floor of the building will be suitable. One should not make it on upper floors because of the safety rules and particularities of the organization of engineering systems for home basins.
The indoor pool offers a lot of advantages to homeowners—one may use it at any time of the year, despite the bad weather outside the window, taking care of the basin in the room is much easier and cheaper.
The design of the pool in the room does not require any frills, simple and laconic forms, neutral colors and a few bright accents are enough to lift the spirits. After all, the main task of this utilitarian room is to provide the opportunity to enjoy swimming and to relax.
In the design of indoor pools, the designers often apply the methods of oriental style. A sole-colored finish of all surfaces, minimum accessories, and compulsory contrasting spots.
Rare sauna, located in a cottage, seems complete without a pool. A small pond with cool water will refresh and give tonus after a hot steam bath. The contrast of temperatures is a great way of tempering and maintaining health at the proper level.
In the design of this spacious room for a pool the classic method of the harmonious combination of the coolness of dark gray granite with the warmth of wooden shades of the ceiling finish and the part of the wall is used.
The design of an open-air swimming pool
Most homeowners prefer to arrange an artificial pond near the cottage on the garden plot, for example. Of course, swimming in the outdoor pool is more active than the analogical actions in the room.
But this way of arranging the pool also has little difficulties—limiting by weather conditions, much more thorough cleaning of the water (leaves, branches, and other rubbish can be on the surface) and the need for preventive measures connected with the possible freezing of the pond in winter. With all these inconveniences one can easily cope, moreover nowadays there are enough high-tech methods to help homeowners with outdoor swimming pools.
Rectangular outdoor swimming pools
Typically, outdoor swimming pools are made rectangular. This option is simple to implement, easily fits into the overall landscape design of the plot and is unpretentious in care compared to its counterparts of more fanciful forms.
To simple and regular form it is much easier to select the entourage and to preserve the harmony of symmetry. The geometric form of the basin and the surrounding creates the sense of stability, practicality, and comfort.
As a rule, by the pool a small seating area is organized for rest and taking air baths. Often, sunbeds, deckchairs and sun loungers are placed on wooden flooring or decks.
On the deck, made of wood one can arrange a dining area that also serves as a place for rest.
An alternative for the use of wooden flooring is facing the area around the pool with stone tiles.
Using concrete, artificial or natural stone—it all depends on taste preferences of households, their lifestyle and budget allocated for the arrangement of space near the outdoor pond.
In terms of appearance, natural and artificial stones do not differ much. But, if considering the reliability, durability, solidity, and longevity, the natural material has no equal in use for finishing outdoor surfaces.
Stone tiles of light beige shades are in perfect harmony with the pure white finish of the house walls and the same sun beds.
Light marble is often chosen for finishing the plot near the pool, it goes well with almost any color of finish of the main building facade.
Unusual forms of outdoor pools
If the area allotted for the pool does not allow to place a rectangular or square shapes, or you simply want to deviate from the usual geometry, it is possible to arrange an outdoor basin of arbitrary parameters. Here are some interesting options of asymmetrical shapes for outdoor pools.
Fabulous view of the pool and the design of the space around it creates a truly magical atmosphere—the feeling of presence in a small cozy cottage by the lake.
Often a small backyard space itself dictates the choice of the form for the pool. The elegant design of the space around the pond adds to the look of the area the elegant calm.
A slight deviation from the traditional symmetrical shape, the original design of the wall near the pool—and this area for swimming will be a highlight of any patio.
It happens that the swimming pool occupies the whole space between the buildings of one architectural ensemble. Of course, such a structure will require a lot of efforts in terms of care, but such fascinating look is worth it.
And sometimes an unusual shape is simply the reflection of the taste preferences of the homeowners.
Sometimes, the pool asymmetry is just determined by the location of buildings in the neighborhood with outdoor pond.
Design of overflow pools
In such artificial reservoirs, the water level is above or even with the rim, resulting in water overflowing into the side accumulator tanks. In addition to the impressive visual effect, the water filtration is made by this method, because the holes in the pool floor constantly produce a clean stream.
Swimming in such pool is like magic. The feeling that you can swim to the ends of the earth gives the tone to any bathing.
If the house is located on a hill or any other rise, the effect of setting the overflow pool will be doubly stunning.
Pools with different levels of depth
For homeowners with children installing the pool with dual option of depth can be a great opportunity not to worry about the safety of the younger generation.
The swimming pool with different levels of depth, which is among other features, overflow, looks exciting. Located on the edge of a cliff ledge creates thrill for everyone swimming.
But sometimes these structures are not connected with children, and they are determined by the desire and capabilities of the homeowners.
This small pool located in the backyard of a private house is a vivid example of the fact that organizing a recreational swimming area is possible even on a modest plot of land. Comfortable and compact—this piece of recreation and relaxation looks inspiring and festively interesting.
This original and exquisite pool looks great in the ensemble with the villa in the Spanish style.
An unusual way of pure water supply creates the impression of a waterfall, adding elegance to the entire design.
Whatever shape, size, location, and type of filter you choose for organizing the pool in a cottage, be sure to use the services of professionals. The right choice of building and finishing materials, installation of engineering systems and tips on pool maintenance will help you enjoy this useful and pleasant device for many years.