Design Through the Decades - Phoenix, Arizona - 1980s Pools

December 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

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.
1980s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Circle shaped spas were popular as seen at this 1988 Phoenix home.
1980s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Here’s a pool and spa combo from 1989.
1980s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

For those who already had a pool, an above-ground spa with an enclosed gazebo was very trendy in the 1980s.
1980s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Most swimming pools of the 1980s were of a simple design.  Diving pools were still allowed back then.
1980s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

White plaster walls were standard.
1980s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

One raised side with steps was used in many 1980s pools in Phoenix.  Here’s one from 1983.
1980s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Multiple steps along the pool were used in sloping yards as seen at this 1987 Phoenix home.
1980s swimming pools Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

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  • 1 jason // Oct 10, 2013 at 3:04 am

    I had a great laugh reading through this list. I usually hate 1980s architecture, until i recently come across a house built in 1984 and am considering purchasing it. It’s got a lot of design elements as stated on this list. The whole 60s retro thing has been done to death - now watch 80s home design take off!!! I’m from Australia - these design principles found in Phoenix homes, very much apply here too. Thank you for compiling. Such a laugh looking at these hideous 80s decor pics …but you just watch, …the bext big thing by 2015/2016/2017 ????? ..watch this space.

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