5 Luxurious Features to Add to Your Swimming Pool

Your pool should be an extension of your living space. It should be a gathering place. Whether you’re looking to create a tranquil, outdoor environment, or a fun-filled spot for your friends and family to play, your Atlanta pool builder can make your dreams a reality with the addition of a few key features.


There’s no better way to boost the “wow” factor of your pool than with the addition of a waterfall. With so many ways to incorporate a waterfall into your design, there’s no reason not to! For a more serene setting, consider a sleek design without a lot of splashes. It will still provide the comforting sounds of a waterfall and allow the tranquility that you seek. If you’re looking to add some excitement to your pool, add a waterfall to rock wall or waterslide. You can also have a waterfall cover the opening to a grotto, adding an even more tropical setting to your yard. No matter how you choose to incorporate a waterfall, it’s the perfect addition to your space.

Tanning/Lounge Ledge

If swimming laps isn’t your speed, a tanning ledge could be an excellent pool upgrade. These ledges are typically only a few inches deep. They allow you to place chairs or loungers on them and enjoy the water without getting too deep. It’s the perfect solution for families with young children, elderly residents, or those who simply want to soak up the sun.

Swim Up Bar

There’s nothing more refreshing than enjoying a drink poolside—except enjoying a drink while actually in the pool! Imagine an in-pool bar where you have the ability to prepare, sit, and drink your favorite beverages. No more trips to the kitchen. You can make the bar set up as elaborate or as simple as you want. Don’t forget the little cocktail umbrella!


A hot tub or spa is an excellent way to warm up on a cool night, but have you considered adding a fireplace? Fireplaces add a warm yet stylish element to any outdoor space. But, when placed next to a pool, the combination is unbeatable! Consider a double-sided fireplace next to your swimming pool. Those in the pool have the incredible view of a warm fireplace while those outside can roast marshmallows. It’s an excellent addition to your yard for multiple reasons.

Custom Lighting

Lighting is everything. This mantra holds true both inside the home and outside. Lighting features can completely change the feel of your pool. From soft-glowing underwater lights to color-changing LED’s that bump to the beat of the music, custom lighting will breathe life into your pool and add a luxurious touch that everyone will love.

Creating a space that people want to be in is an important part of the pool design process. No matter which elements you decide to incorporate, they should add to your design, while also creating an opportunity for entertainment and relaxation. If you’re unsure of which options are best for your pool, ask the experts! Hilltop Pools and Spas, Inc. are experts in swimming pool designs in Atlanta. Schedule an appointment today or visit www.hilltoppools.com/atlanta-pool-builders.html to get ideas for your future pool.

We have had the privilege of being awarded more than 60 Design Awards in every award category, including custom residential concrete pools, commercial concrete pools, in-ground vinyl liner pools, and major renovations. Hilltop was named one of the “Top 50 Pool Builders in the USA” by Pool and Spa News in 2013-2017. Pool builders across the United States were evaluated in several areas, including the total number of pools built, customer service, certifications, industry involvement, employee retention, as well as advertising and social media presence. Our company was also nationally recognized for customer service and social media. We were the only Georgia company on the list in 2016 and 2017!

We would consider it a privilege to design and construct your project and have you as a member of our “Hilltop Family.”