Swimming Pool Trends for Summer 2021

Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes more use of your pool. Many homeowners are hosting guests for the first time in more than a year as the pandemic is coming to a close. If this is the case for you, you may find yourself looking for new and fun ways to show off your pool as you prepare to reunite with your friends and loved ones. As you prepare for your outdoor summer festivities, here are some of the top trends for your pool that are sure to be a conversation starter and maximize your pool experience.

Above ground pools

Above ground pools provide a stylish look to your backyard that is gaining more and more interest from homeowners who are looking for a beautiful yet economical way to remodel their pool. Your above ground pool can serve as the centerpiece of your entire backyard setup by complementing it with a deck or concrete patio, complete with your choice of concrete pool coping. Keeping your deck or patio at pool level will also ensure that your guests have enough space to gather while enjoying the main attraction of your backyard.

Having fun with pool shapes

Circles, ovals, squares, and rectangles are becoming a thing of the past as more homeowners are opting for pool shapes that are unique to their backyard. If your backyard is irregularly shaped, consider a pool shape that has more of an ideal fit with the rest of your space. A pool with a one-of-a-kind design in its shape, complemented with coping and tiles that are just as unique, can really make your backyard stand out. 

Dipping pools/plunge pools

If you’re limited by the shape of your backyard, there’s a good chance that size is a limiting factor as well. If this is the case, dipping pools or plunge pools may be the right choice for you. These pools are smaller and more intimate for you and a handful of guests, depending on size, and still serve that key purpose of cooling you off during those hot summer days. While a smaller pool may seem like a compromise, the options to customize your pool are just as limitless. Dipping pools and plunge pools allow for more customization, including waterfalls, fountains, and lighting that will be more prevalent than in a larger pool.


Waterfalls are an excellent choice when considering pool remodeling that will give your backyard that “wow” factor. Ideal for both large and small pools, integrated waterfalls introduce a sense of tranquility and calm, giving you an experience that can rival your favorite spa. In addition, implementing the right pool coping stones for the surrounding walls can make your waterfall stand out and display it in the elegant, beautiful way it deserves.

Connecting a hot tub

Adding a hot tub that connects to your pool can double your enjoyment when spending time outside this summer. This combination will allow you to cool off and move around in your pool, followed by a time of relaxation once you’re ready to wind down and take it easy. If this option catches your attention, consider adding a hot tub that trickles down into your pool; the heat from the hot tub will fall into the pool, giving you a more temperature-controlled experience.

Once you’re ready to upgrade your pool for summer, let So Cal Pool Plaster take care of all your pool remodeling needs. Whether you want to add a statement piece to your pool, or looking to change your entire design, we can install and restore pool finishes and accessories of all kinds. From installing extravagant water features to restoring chipped coping, no project is too big or too small for So Cal Pool Plaster. Contact us online or give us a call today at (714) 617-8182 to find out more about our services or receive a free estimate.