Design Additions to Make Your Pool Look Even Better

There is a lot to consider when building a swimming pool. When it comes down to it, it is all about creating a pool that fits your lifestyle and your needs. However, it doesn’t have to be a plain pool that sits in your backyard, nor does it need to be an intricately shaped one that is unique from any other. You can easily design a pool that looks great but also has its personality by incorporating a few design additions. Here are ideas that can help bring your pool to life.

Built-in Seating

There are lots of design opportunities when it comes to seating in a pool. These can be as simple as benches along the sides or individual seats. Some people like to have stone lounge chairs that sit in the water to sunbathe and relax while staying cool. For those wanting to add excitement, a swim-up bar with pooling seating is also an interesting idea that is great for entertaining.

Hot Tub

Hot tubs are actually a feature that can be incorporated into the pool rather than as a standalone feature. Adding a spa to your pool’s design looks visually appealing and provides a space for people to socialize and relax in if they don’t feel like wading in the cooler water of your pool.

Natural Landscapes

Adding some plants, natural stone, and even a waterfall element to your pool can bring a whole new look and feel to the backyard. Cascade waterfalls are an aesthetic pool accessory not only looks great but adds the relaxing sound of water to your outdoor space.


Have you ever thought about placing an island in the middle of your pool to relax on? Have this be a swim up area or connect it to the main deck with a bridge. You can customize it however you’d like by making it a dining area or having lounge chairs laid out for people to relax on in between swimming.

Water Features

Deck jets and bubblers are fun ways to add some movement to your backyard. These create fountain-like effects that can contribute to a calming atmosphere or a fun time for the kids. Bubblers and jets can usually be adjusted for height and can also be installed with lighting for added colors.

Contact our experts at Hilltop Pools to speak with professional swimming pool contractors with years of experience. Visit our website, or call us at (770) 471-3889.  We serve the entire Metro Atlanta, Ga area within a 100-mile radius.


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!

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