If you’re planning to install a pool in your backyard, you’ve likely already thought about other components that will surround the pool, such as landscaping and hardscaping. But as important as these components are, there are several other options you may consider to add to your Austin swimming pool area to create a truly distinctive outdoor space.

Here are a few unique features that some homeowners are adding to their pool areas.

Bocce Courts

Why not catch a game of bocce in between laps in the pool? Or perhaps you may simply want to overlook glistening pool water as you clank a few bocce balls. 

Not only is an adjacent bocce court fun to have access to, the added structure can also be a great feature that completes your backyard space.

Putting Green

Similar to a bocce court, a putting green is another way to up the ante when it comes to fun at home. You can truly transform your yard into a playground with a few holes to accompany your time in the pool. 

Make the green as big or small as you want, and in any shape you like. Again, this added feature adds to the overall ambiance of your outdoor space.


You don’t have to travel to the far ends of South America to swim through caves. These days you can get your Austin pool builder to design an amazing grotto to be incorporated into your swimming pool. 

You can use the grotto as a fun place to swim through and get a little tranquility. Add a waterfall to the top nook of the grotto, and you’ve got yourself an incredibly impressive, gorgeous, and unique swimming pool feature. 

If you’re looking for ideas on how to create a unique swimming pool in your backyard, call on your trusted Austin pool builders today!