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Features You Can Include In An Inground Swimming Pool

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Inground swimming pools come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and can be customized with a variety of features to meet the needs and preferences of the homeowner. Here are some common features that your inground swimming pool could have.

Water Features

Water features such as waterfalls, fountains, and bubblers can add visual interest and a soothing ambiance to a swimming pool. Many water features will splash water on your shoulders and head, allowing you to cool off more without fully submerging. You'll also have a pleasant babbling brook sound.


Pool lighting can not only enhance the appearance of the pool at night but also increase safety. It's an especially important upgrade to consider if you have evening parties or use the pool yourself in the evening (e.g. after getting home late or putting younger kids to bed). 

Lighting options for inground pools include underwater lights, floating lights, and landscape lighting. You can also choose between standard white lights, single-colored lights, and colored lights that change.


A pool heater can extend the swimming season by keeping the water warm, especially in cooler climates. There are several types of pool heaters available, including gas heaters, electric heaters, and heat pumps.

Heaters are, naturally, one of the most common features that people upgrade their inground pool with. You might even find yourself using a heater during cooler summer evenings if you live in the Northern United States.

Automatic Cover

Automatic pool covers can provide added safety, reduce maintenance, and lower energy costs. These covers are motorized so that they self-close when an inground pool isn't in use. The best covers are sturdy enough to support a pet or child who might accidentally walk on them so that the animal or person doesn't fall into the water.

While you can use a standard manual cover for your inground pool, many people who have manual covers leave their pool uncovered most of the time. An automatic cover will ensure the pool gets covered immediately after every use. 

Of course, it's easy to open an automatic cover. Most just require you to press a button, and the motor will pull the cover off of the pool.

Slides and Diving Boards

Slides and diving boards can add excitement and activity to a swimming pool. There are a variety of sizes and styles available, so you can choose the best option for your inground pool.

Contact a contractor for more information about inground swimming pools