Adding a bridge to the pool is much more than about mere aesthetics and it does look far more impressive when you have a poolscape that goes beyond a simple, square pool and a few chairs on the deck. Poolscapes have become far more elaborate and detailed in the last few years with homeowners willing to splurge in an effort to recreate the magic that they experienced on one of their trips to Bali or Hawaii! This obviously has made styles such as tropical pretty popular with hanging bridges replacing the classic wooden garden bridges.
If tropical is not your style, then maybe you would prefer the serenity and Zen-likebeauty of a Japanese garden and pool with a small and unassuming stone bridge. This moves completely away from the more fun-filled tropical and modern poolscapes and the entire setting provides a great outdoor space for relaxing walks, reflective contemplation and meditation. A beautiful arched wooden bridge over a water feature also fits into this panoramic backdrop.
Magical Mediterranean Style
A lovely bridge above the pool and Mediterranean garden landscape blend in beautifully, with the options here varying from the classic Spanish Colonial designs to the more striking stone bridges. The material used for the bridge should blend in with the visual appeal and hues that surround it as this turns it into a naturalextension of the pool setting. Check the mesmerizing inspirations below and you will be tempted to embrace Mediterranean goodness as well!
Modern Swimming Pool Bridges
Maybe you are just not ready for the incredible tropical or Mediterranean backyard or maybe it is house and its limited space that stops you from going down this path. Irrespective of the constraints you can still gift your contemporary pool a smart bridge with a modern design that is both simple and minimal. A smart wooden bridge with metal railing is often the preferred choice and those seeking an even more audacious design can turn to the transparent beauty of glass (though this is a better fit for indoor pools). In case your home has a small pool or a lap pool as part of the entry, then a bridge above it is definitely a wonderful way to welcome your guests.
Stepping in a Different Direction
Sure, steppingstones across a swimming pool do not really match the dramatic beauty of a bridge, but there are times when this is all you need. Most contemporary landscapes with a pool tend to veer towards stepping stone as they seem discreet, complement the style of the residence and the garden elegantly and also offer little in terms of visual obstruction. So, if you feel a bridge is a bit too much for your poolscape, but still want a similar appeal, then this is an ideal way to up the style quotient!