Pool Design | 06/06/14

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Of the many pool design Arizona ideas, one of the most popular styles of all time is the Mediterranean pool design.  These fancy pools reflect a traditional style but, with just a few twists and customizations, can be given a more modern feel.  Here are the 5 features to consider when constructing a Mediterranean dream pool:

1. Infinity Pool Designs

When one thinks of the Mediterranean Sea, they envision an endless stretch of deep blue waters.  Homeowners can replicate this look by turning their pool into a negative edge or infinity pool.  Infinity edges can be added to fountains and spas to further support that Mediterranean atmosphere.

2. Dark Colors

Want your pool to reflect a Greek oasis?  Then opt for dark, rich blue tones as a finish for your pool. Not only will this color choice allow pool owners to replicate the water of the Mediterranean sea, but it will give your pool waters a deep, calming look.

3. Terra Cotta with Ornate Tiling

Terra cotta fountains and decking are a must-have for anyone who wants to transform their backyard into garden worthy of a Grecian god or goddess.  Ornate, detailed tiling featuring bright, bold colors such as blues and pinks can easily be used as a border along the outside of fountains, incorporated into the pool tiling, or placed along the deck.

4. Fountains

Whether you choose to build a small terra cotta fountain in the yard or add one to your poolscape, fountains are surefire way to enhance the Mediterranean atmosphere of any backyard. Better yet, if you have a fountain that doubles as a statue, you’ll be able really capture that old world feel.

5. Urns

Here’s a budget-friendly idea:  when decorating and landscaping around your Mediterranean pool design Arizona, consider finishing off the look with some simple urns.  Fill the pots with plants such as vines, bougainvillea, or a dwarf fruit tree, or you can get really creative and turn the urn into a water feature.


Shasta Pools is a Phoenix pool builder who provides a variety of services including swimming pool remodeling, commercial pool building, and pool service and repair. Since its establishment in 1967, Shasta has helped over 80,000 families realize their dream of pool ownership. By providing exceptional value, quality craftsmanship and superior customer service, the Shasta team continues to fulfill the corporate mission of astonishing and delighting their customers and exceeding expectations. You can learn more about Shasta Pools & Spas by visiting them online, or by connecting with them on Facebook or Twitter.