Let’s take a look at Mediterranean pool design and how to incorporate it into your backyard space.
South Florida homes frequently borrow this type of architecture and create a type of Spanish Revival, which we’ll focus on in this blog post. You’ll see elements of this design throughout Florida with the use of formal architectural details, stucco walls and barrel roof tiles.
Our ultimate goal at Apex Pavers & Pools is to design a pool area that seamlessly flows into your existing architecture while creating an enjoyable outdoor space for years to come. Integrating a few Mediterranean elements into your design enables us to carry the style into your pool shape, tiles and decking.
Materials: Lining the inside pool line with tumbled marble and matching the look on the pool decking is used often in Mediterranean pool designs. Alternatively, using brightly colored tiles in blue and orange hues can give your waterline a pop. Glass tiles can be used for the interior of the pool and a patterned geometric design can also be used on the bottom for added interest.
Shape: Mediterranean pool designs are often simple geometric shapes with square or inverted radius edges. Steps are centrally located (not corner entry) and if a hot tub is included, it is also usually square or 1/2 circle and located along the center of the pool’s length.
Grass: Simple geometric shapes are used not only in the pool’s shape but can be also be incorporated around the pool. Using grass between the deck material softens the hard lines often associated with Mediterranean design.
Water Features: Simple fountains designed from ornate greek figures, fish, or trickling from a raised wall are also nice Spanish Revival features.
Decor: Urns filled with vines, bougainvillea, or a flowering bush will complete the Mediterranean look and feel of your backyard space.
At Apex Pools, our pool design specialists can create a professionally-designed backyard space that will complement your home beautifully. View our portfolio on Houzz, and when you’re ready, contact us today at 772-419-5151 (Treasure Coast) or 561-844-9370 (Palm Beach County).