A lot of people are trying to make their homes more enjoyable, and installing a pool in the backyard is high on the list! Among the pool options, fiberglass pools have been gaining immense popularity, and rightly so. Not only do they contain eclectic features and increase the aesthetic beauty of a home, but they’re also more affordable, durable, versatile, and easier to maintain than a gunite pool. If you want to invest in a piece of architecture that will be both fun and beneficial to have around, then an inground fiberglass pool is one that you must consider. The designs of such pools have come a long way, too.

Let’s look at some of the design trends of today’s fiberglass pools.

Sunken Living Areas & Built-In Bars

Sunken living areas and built-in bars were earlier considered to be features found only at luxury resorts. However, with the way people are investing in their homes right now, fiberglass pools with these luxurious features can be integrated into your backyard. Imagine having an area where you can sip on some drinks with your friends and family, or a place where you can enjoy an eventful dinner with your loved ones while in the pool. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it?

Beach Entry

Those who live in places where there are beaches nearby are indeed lucky, but not everyone has a beach near their homes where they can escape to when they feel like it. This is why the backyard beach concept from the fiberglass pools arena comes in handy. Create your own private beach entry right in your backyard. While earlier it was only available in concrete pools, beach entries can now be easily added to fiberglass pools.

Tanning Ledges

Also known as sun shelves, tanning ledges have always been around and they just seem to be getting better and more popular as time goes by. These shallow lounging ledges are great additions for swimmers to hang out and relax, while also offering another entry and exit for the pool. They also serve as a nice area for the younger swimmers to have fun and splash around.

Water Features

Long ago, water features weren’t an option for fiberglass pools. But today’s fiberglass pools can be equipped with water features that are sure to make a splash, including bubblers, jets, and laminars. Add some excitement to your poolscape by incorporating water features to keep the relaxing aesthetic going. 

Darker Finish Colors

Fiberglass pool owners no longer have to have a strictly blue fiberglass pool shell. Fiberglass manufacturers have expanded their horizons a bit to include other shades of blue and even grays. 

Your Greater Rochester Fiberglass Pool Experts

When it comes to designing your backyard, let the fiberglass pool experts at Pettis Pools bring your vision to life. We’ve got a lot of options to choose from and will be happy to schedule a design consultation to ensure we not only meet but far exceed your expectations.


Pettis Pools & Patios is a Greece pool builder proudly serving East Rochester, Wayne County, Ontario County and the surrounding areas. Family-owned and operated since 1962, Pettis Pools & Patios specializes in all pool and hot tub services, including new pool construction, hot tub sales & installation, and swim spa sales & installation. Pettis Pools & Patios also serves as a leading pool & hot tub service provider throughout the area, specializing in regular pool service, inground vinyl liner replacement, hot tub service, LOOP-LOC safety cover installations, and much more. Pettis Pools & Patios is proud to have two conveniently located pool supply stores in Greece and East Rochester, where pool owners can find all of their pool and hot tub care needs. 

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