Summer isn’t over yet, and the younger members of your family might be looking for fun ways to make the most of the final stretch. Turn your Bloomfield, MI backyard into the perfect place for summer fun for the kids with these simple pool ideas:
Combined sports in the comfort of your backyard is a great way to keep kids healthy and active. Place a basketball hoop in one of the corners of the pool, or a volleyball net in the middle, and enjoy the last of the summer weather to the fullest. Pool sports are perfect for family-time and bonding. Safety is, of course, a primary concern of parents and every detail counts, including the quality of the materials used in your pool deck. A slip-resistant, stain-resistant pool patio built with the EnduraColor Plus Umbriano pavers minimizes the chances of someone slipping or getting injured. Umbriano brings the powerful look and feel of granite to your home, and is enhanced with prime Unilock technologies that guarantee the strength, appearance, and quality of the paver.
Everyone Loves Waterfalls and Deck Jets
While classic water slides are always a fun addition for kids, a stunning pool waterfall or water feature is a great substitute. Children will love swimming in and out of the moving water of a pool-integrated waterfall, fountain or deck jets. A Rivercrest Wall waterfall will improve the look of your pool, transforming it into a relaxing retreat. The tranquil sounds of cascading water will add ambience to grownup gatherings as well. With this in mind, you might also consider adding a hot tub. The neutral shade of Rivercrest Wall, in Buff or Coastal Slate will add to the summer feel and bring great value to your family entertainment.
A Pool Tanning Ledge
Families with young children will find tanning ledges the perfect spot for pool play. Designing a pool with a tanning ledge means incorporating a shallow platform on one side of the pool. This can even be extended into a beach entry. A tanning ledge is perfect for smaller children to splash and play. Make things even more interesting for these little bundles of joy with bubblers. You can also add a couple of sun umbrellas to the area to keep their sensitive skin protected from the hot sun. Safety is always a primary concern, so it is essential to take into account the smallest details when creating a water play area. Choose Brussels Fullnose coping to add a safe and comfortable edge to your pool. The smooth, rounded exposed edge of this product will keep scratches and injuries at bay, while at the same time protect the structure of the pool.
Roast S’mores After a Dip
A fire pit can contribute greatly to an afternoon at the pool. Children get hungry after playing and swimming, so why not gather them around the fire pit for some roasted s’mores or a healthy dinner to make the experience even more magical and memorable. Have a medium-sized fire pit installed on your pool deck and bring an antiqued or weathered appearance to your landscape with Brussels Dimensional Stone. The stunning color options of this wall unit will keep the visual interest of your patio high. The shades Prairie and Limestone are perfect for accenting. For a modern look, use the sleek lines of Lineo Dimensional Stone and add a unique fire table that will wow with its modern design and exceptional flexibility.
The title image features an Umbriano pool deck.