Feeling stressed, anxious, and negative lately? You may need more tranquility in your life. By constructing some personal stress-busters of your own, you can keep the chaos of life at bay. You already know that having a pool gives you a place to relax, read, and nap. How about taking things up a notch and creating an oasis of peace in your own backyard? Here are six features that promote tranquility around your pool.
The number one calming element you can add to your pool environment is a water feature. There is nothing more soothing than the sound of water.
A popular and luxurious water feature is a waterfall. Whether it flows over natural rocks or cascades down a wall in a solid sheet, a waterfall is a focal point that will restore peace to your mind and spirit.
Two other poolside water features to consider are jets and bubblers, both of which sound soothing and add visual interest. Deck jets can be installed on your pool deck to shoot streams of water into the pool. They can be adjusted to produce different streams, heights, and distances. Pool bubblers create a cascading fountain of water that adds a fun vertical element to your pool.
Adding a poolside fountain is an excellent lower-cost option for adding the peaceful sound of water to the atmosphere. There are also budget-friendly floating fountains that add charm and ambiance without breaking the bank.
Don’t underestimate the power of lighting to create a tranquil atmosphere. The right lighting can bring focus to your water features and add serenity and mood to your backyard oasis. You can seamlessly unify your pool area and landscaping with the enhancement of good lighting. Also, remember the romance and mood-setting that candles provide. Flickering poolside candles are mesmerizing and meditative.
Comfortable seating is essential for creating a tranquil atmosphere around your pool. Loungers, couches, and overstuffed chairs provide a place to sit, relax, talk quietly, and give you a place to stretch out in your backyard oasis. If you have comfortable seating, you are likely to spend more time mellowing out around your pool.
When it comes to poolside landscaping, think shade, cool ground covers, and small well-shaped trees, such as Japanese maples. White flowers are another addition that will stand out no matter what time of day it is. The composure and purity of white flowers bring harmony to the soul.
It has been demonstrated that music calms anxiety, soothes jangled nerves, and promotes a more serene mood. Music can reduce tension and even promote feelings of well-being. The addition of Bluetooth® speakers to your hot tub or by your pool could add a lot of tranquility.
Aromatherapy improves mood, reduces anxiety, and decreases levels of cortisol, the “stress” hormone. Aromatic herbs such as lavender and rosemary are an easy addition in pots around the pool. Fragrant vines such as honeysuckle, wisteria, and jasmine can add a heavenly scent to your garden and pool area.
As you can see, you don’t have to travel to a fancy resort to enjoy a tranquil poolside haven. The inclusion of some or all of these six features will promote an atmosphere of tranquility around your pool. With the addition of water features, lighting, comfortable seating, plants, music, and/or aromatherapy you can create a next-level poolside sanctuary of your own!
Aqua Pools has been helping families in Chicagoland achieve their poolside dreams since 1974. Stop by either of our showrooms in Worth or Homer Glen and talk to our professionals about making your tranquil backyard fantasies a reality.