Sublime summer pool ideas

  • 4 minutes
  • 11 December 2023

Warm days, blue skies and relaxing by the pool are iconic features of the summer season. Dive into our sublime pool ideas and imagine lazing by the pool, enjoying the sun with cold beverages and a few close friends.   

We believe that your backyard should be a space that brings you joy and contentment, particularly if you’re looking forward to spending quality time with family and friends outdoors.  

To transform your backyard and pool area into a serene oasis, it’s always helpful to create a clear design brief for the style you wish to achieve. Deciding on updates and renovations becomes easier once you have your priorities in place.  

Here are a few ideas to kick-start your creative inspiration. It’s time to transform your outdoor area into the oasis you deserve! 

Creating a resort vibe for your home is easier than you might think with our pool ideas

Midnight delight  

Who says you can only enjoy your pool area when the sun’s out? Add warm lights around the pool to create a gorgeous, romantic atmosphere to enjoy a late swim. Integrating lighting within your ModularWalls wall or fence solution ensures enjoyment around the clock.  Perfect for night owls and those hot, sticky summer nights.

Integrating lights within your wall or fence means enjoyment around the clock

Is privacy at the top of your pool ideas list?

Feel a little ‘on show’ to your neighbours? There’s nothing more uncomfortable than feeling like your private space is exposed. A privacy screen will ensure peace of mind and a sense of security for the whole family. Draw inspiration from the queens of style, Three Birds Renovations, and finish your privacy screen to great effect by installing a decorative tile feature.

Look to Three Birds Renovations for inspiring pool ideas

Pool ideas for those who love to entertain

Avid entertainers Jimmy and Tam sought a boundary and pool wall solution that brought style and privacy – and ModularWalls TrendWall® ticked all the boxes. This stunning backyard transformation features an above-ground Plungie pool (complete with mosaic tiling) nestled alongside an outdoor kitchen and lounge area.  

Designing an entertainers’ delight was a high priority for our backyard. Having ModularWalls as a solid wall makes us feel comfortable when we’re entertaining that we’re not annoying the neighbours,” shares Jimmy. 

Jimmy & Tam's backyard includes a pool, lawn and outdoor kitchen and dining.

Serenity: a summer priority

Whether it’s noise issues with surrounding neighbours or drowning out loud traffic while relaxing, consider acoustic  privacy when exploring pool ideas. An acoustic fence solution gives you peace of mind, so that you and your neighbours can enjoy more serenity.   This oceanfront property enjoys enhanced acoustic and visual privacy with TrendWall® – and don’t the sunken sunbeds look phenomenal?! 

Sunken sunbeds make a fantastic centrepiece

Unique pool ideas: outdoor showers

Outdoor showers are currently enjoying a marked increase in popularity. They can act as a focal design feature and are extremely functional – particularly in more humid tropical locales. The Designory integrated an on-trend copper outdoor shower within the VogueWall® boundary wall for this luxury Byron Bay escape.

Outdoor showers are ideal for warm humid climates

Daybed Delight

Here, TrendWall® with flush post tops and capping provides a contemporary pool wall solution. This on-trend pool area is ideal for entertaining and relaxing, complete with a concrete daybed and chic landscaping.  

Incorporating a daybed brings the option for relaxation and enjoyment

Minimalist Pool Ideas

Creating a sleek, impressive aesthetic is easier than you might think. ModularWalls’ designer wall and fence solutions have never been more accessible to acquire and install, with many DIY customers installing over a single weekend. Customising your ModularWalls fence or wall solution following installation makes it possible to achieve your desired effect. Whether you choose a paint, render or tile finish, curate your wall finish to reflect your style.  

Minimalist pool to frame the geometric shapes of the home's facade

Poolside Paradise

When designing your dream pool area, think of the space as a whole; it’s not just about the pool. Firstly, consider how resorts style their pool areas to evoke a sense of invigoration and serenity.  Typically, a curated combination of landscaping and styling will give that finishing touch to create a truly striking space.  Ask yourself: what aspects are essential to create a sublime pool area?  Overall, there are endless pool ideas. The key will be choosing a design you and your family can enjoy for years