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The sound of spilling water vanishing over the edge of a pool, a glassy reflection of the sky overhead, the drama of lit-up trees and a floating patio and friends and family gathered around the sunken fire pit. If that doesn’t sound like the perfect summer evening in the Okanagan, we don’t want to know what does.
Living in the beautiful Okanagan we are never short of breath-taking views of our surrounding mountains and lakes. With that, comes some incredible properties in the area. Many creations of backyard havens have us in awe, from stunning pools and flowing fountains, to amazing fire pits and custom grilling stations. Businesses like Valley Pool and Spa work hard to make sure the Okanagan's beauty is encapsulated in each person's back yard. Their intricate designs and attention to detail give the area some of the most incredible outdoor sanctuaries.
Here are a few of our favourite themed back-yard escapes, that truly capture the beauty of the Okanagan.
We’re obsessing over these amazing, mountain-side pools that create the perfect outdoor space, fit for any nature lover. Take in the views, while connecting with nature in your wilderness retreat, just steps outside your back door - yes, please!
A touch of glitter here, sparkling mosaic tiles there, it’s not hard to add a flair here and there to completely change the look of any outdoor space. If you appreciate the finer things in life, transforming your backyard into an elegant, luxurious terrace will have your neighbours dying to get invited to your parties. You’ll be the ‘Hostess with the mostess.'
It wouldn’t be hard to enjoy a low-key night at home when your backyard looks like this! Modern designs showcase the beauty of the Okanagan, making a perfect backdrop for your hideaway. Minimalist designs allow for you to find your zen by day, but can be easily transformed into a swanky soiree, worthy of A-listers by night!
A classic, traditional design to any backyard and pool will transport you from your busy work day to a cottage in The Hamptons type of feel. With a backdrop of mountains and long stretches of water, you’ll have yourself a classy Okanagan outdoor living space. Hors d’oeuvres and mimosas, anyone?
A sleek geometric-shaped pool is a perfect choice for an edgy and fierce outdoor setting, especially if it features a raised whirlpool, waterfall, lounging steps or vanishing edge. Pools are also a major focal point for nighttime entertainment.Add lighting in and around your pool and backyard for a lit-up entertaining space!
Imagine a tropical lagoon paradise or resort-style spa area, now imagine that it’s only a step away. Let your daily stresses slip away as you listen to the trickling water in the fountains or tune into the natural sounds of the Okanagan, right from your backyard. An infinity edge pool gives the illusion of a never-ending body of water, and a stunning backyard.
If you have an amazing backyard oasis or are planning on transforming your backyard this summer into an outdoor destination, don’t forget to let us know about it, we will definitely attend your pool party (and possibly never leave).
Inspired by these amazing pool views and wanting to give your backyard a facelift that will transform your outdoor space into an unforgettable oasis? Valley Pool and Spa’s custom-designed luxury inground pools mobilize the elements of water, light and sound to create your personal oasis. They design and build the spaces that allow you to shift gears. Valley Pool meticulously designs every vanishing edge pool and sight-line for the play of light and shadow, reflection and color, animation of elements, and unity with your overall house and yard. This isn’t just a pool, it’s an extension of your living space.
Escaping your busy life, in your own back yard is what living in the Okanagan is all about. Dive into your in-home oasis and enjoy living a stay-cation year round.
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