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Pool Trends for 2022: Looking Ahead

We follow all sorts of trends – the weather, the news. What about those trends that impact your actual day-to-day life? If you are a pool owner, that includes pool trends!

Make sure to keep up with the latest trends in order to stay ahead of the curve. Take a look at what to expect in pool designs for 2022 and what you should know about pools for the new year!

Outdoor Living Spaces

In 2022 we expect to see outdoor living spaces take center stage. If you already have a pool, this is an opportunity to beef up your yard or outdoor spaces. With more people working remotely, nice weather means even more time in outdoor living spaces than ever before.

To freshen up your outdoor living spaces, you can start small or go big. For example, consider replacing your outdoor furniture, or just the furniture cushions. Larger scale improvements could be adding lighting or water features.

Pools for Kids

Looking ahead to 2022, we expect pool designs for kids to become more popular. Currently, only about 27% of pools in America are built specifically with children aged five and under in mind. What do we mean by that? With safety and function at the forefront!

We believe this number is set to increase over time as parents realize how much better it makes their lives when they know their little ones are safe around water. Thus, this would be another great opportunity for pool owners who want to beef up their pool safety and usability by adding features like fences, play areas, or mini water slides.

Niche Pools

In 2022, pool owners can expect to see a mix of old and new pool trends in terms of design. On the one hand, traditional pool designs – like rectangular pools or those with spa jets – will still be popular. However, unique pool designs are making a comeback. These include niche pools like infinity or lap pools and those with unique features such as swim-up bars or pool basketball courts. Another more unique feature we expect to see this year is more advanced pool lighting and sound systems.

Pool Materials

For those building or renovating their pools in 2022, materials will be a hot topic. Many people are opting for “greener” pool materials, such as natural stone, composites, and acrylics. While these materials can be a bit more expensive, they come with a wealth of benefits like durability and low maintenance. In addition, many pool builders are now using reclaimed or recycled materials in their pool builds. So if you’re looking to go eco-friendly – or just want an interesting pool design – keep your eyes peeled for pool material trends!

Salt Water Pools

Due to increased demand for chlorine this past year, we are seeing saltwater pools make a comeback in popularity. Saltwater offers a pleasant, healthful swimming experience with fewer chloramines produced, eliminating the harsh chemical odor. Salt cells convert salt into active chlorine for a lower cost as compared to the traditional form of liquid or solid chlorine. Saltwater pools first became popular in the US in the 1980s but we anticipate a major comeback in 2022.

Pool Trends for 2022: Summary

The pool industry is always evolving, which means pool designs in 2022 will be no different. In fact, we believe pool trends for the next few years include more expansive outdoor spaces, pools designed for children, niche pools, eco-friendly building materials, and saltwater pools. Keep an eye out for these trends and more as we move into 2022!We hope this article has given you a good overview of what to expect from pool trends in 2022. Keep checking back with us as we update our blog regularly with the latest news and information on all things pool-related! And if you need any pool services, repairs, or other support, reach out to our experienced team at The Pool Butler. We look forward to helping you with all your pool-related needs in 2022 and beyond!

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