Pool Remodeling Features

Choosing the Best Pool Features for Your Family

In Pool Features by Platinum Pools

A family swimming pool in a backyard offers outstanding family bonding opportunities, relaxing, playing games in the water, and staying fit and healthy as a family. See how adding these pool features can increase the fun.

If you have plans to build a swimming pool, it is a good idea to list the features you want. Let’s talk about some accessories that are fitting for the whole family:


Grottos are one of the most popular features in family pools.  Kids enjoy swimming into it under a waterfall or create games like the pirates.  The adults can enjoy the cave as a more private place to relax when the kids are not around.  Adding an in-pool table and chair or a spa can become the ultimate escape.

Custom Pool Grotto

Tanning Ledges

Tanning ledges are a feature with many usages in a swimming pool; they provide a shallow area for a place for sunbathing and children to enjoy the cool water on a hot day.  Add tanning chairs, tables, and an umbrella to personalize the feature. 

Lazy Rivers

Lazy rivers used to be an exclusive design for hotel resorts and water parks and now available in residential backyards.  The kids will enjoy it while using their inflatable floats.

Pool Benches

Pool benches are entertaining areas you can add to your pool’s sides to give kids a place to hang out and play.  There are different depths and sizes; it can be a bench that runs along with the pool or sporadic areas.  They are a great alternative that will not greatly affect the swimming areas.

Water Slides

Of course, Different elements make an oasis more than a great place, and one of those accessories is a water slide.  If there are small children and those who are young at heart, consider the feature as an item to last a long time.  It can come individually or combined with a waterfall.

Pool Slide

Splash Pads

Kids will love playing in a splash pad. It has nozzles and water pipes involving little or no standing water.  The feature is suitable for young children as it reduces the risk of drowning.   Splash pads are the next best option to keep themselves cool during the summer that is great for kids and adults.

Putting Greens

Putting greens are the latest rage in backyard living. It is a classic sport for all ages. Children will have fun learning the sport while adults will practice getting better at their game.  It provides excellent family bonding and memories that you will cherish forever.

Remodel Pool Add Putting Green

Pencil Jets

Pencil jets are another feature that can inspire water games, such as swimming under the arc or just looking at how it spurts from one side of the pool to another.  The features create bright, uniform arcs coming from the deck or landscape. The impressive feature can reach seven to eight feet high, landing into the pool, spa, or other water feature. Adding LED lights makes these streams spectacular with brilliant colors. 

At Platinum Pools, we have experts that can guide you in the construction or renovation of swimming pools. Visit our website or call us at 281.870.1600 to learn more.