Design Through the Decades – Part 53
The breakthrough design in swimming pools in the 1980s in Phoenix was integrating pools and spas. It meant stand-alone above-ground spas were no longer needed.
Circle shaped spas were popular as seen at this 1988 Phoenix home.
Here’s a pool and spa combo from 1989.
For those who already had a pool, an above-ground spa with an enclosed gazebo was very trendy in the 1980s.
Most swimming pools of the 1980s were of a simple design. Diving pools were still allowed back then.
White plaster walls were standard.
One raised side with steps was used in many 1980s pools in Phoenix. Here’s one from 1983.
Multiple steps along the pool were used in sloping yards as seen at this 1987 Phoenix home.