Design Through the Decades - Phoenix, Arizona - 2000s Pools

December 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Design Through the Decades - part 55

Swimming pools and spas in Phoenix homes in the 2000s allowed for a lot of variety and upgrades since interest rates were considerably low.  It was easy for homebuyers to add a pool plus upgrades when signing the papers.  Thus, swimming pools in the 2000s became fancier.

The defining swimming pool style in Phoenix homes in the 2000s was the large boulder waterfall.
2000s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

For a few more dollars, you could add a slide to the waterfall.  It was also fun to swim under the waterfall.
2000s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Another waterfall with slide.
2000s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Adding boulders in and on your swimming pool was considered fashionable in the 2000s.
2000s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Horizontal waterfalls like this 2002 Phoenix home’s were trendy.
2000s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Scuppers were also very trendy as seen at this 2005 Phoenix home.
2000s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

If you wanted to splurge, you could add laminar jets to your pool.  This is a 2007 Scottsdale home.
2000s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

If your budget was unlimited, negative edge pools were the ultimate in swimming pool design in the 2000s.
2000s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Another negative edge pool.
2000s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

As back yards became places of entertainment (with built-in BBQs and built-in fireplaces), spas became larger.  The decked out back yard became the destination of choice in the 2000s.
2000s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Here’s a 2005 Phoenix home with a spa and seating area.  This pool features a finish known a Pebble-Tec, which is basically small aquarium pebbles glued to the walls.  The appeal (since it costs more to install) is that it has a lifetime warranty; replastering is not needed.  However, many homeowners chose the darker Pebble-Tec finish which resulted in higher pool temperatures.
2000s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Swimming pools in the early 2010s are likely to become more rare and/or smaller and more simple until the real estate slowdown ends.  Financing swimming pools with upgrades will be more costly and more difficult to obtain.  However, home builders might include “free” pools as an incentive to sell their inventory, but don’t expect these pools to have all the bells and whistles.  Pebble-Tec finish will disappear as people watch their budgets and opt for the standard white plaster walls.

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