While it’s been well over one year since the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic hit the DFW area, there was still a little uncertainty regarding summer travel and vacation plans. Although there has been great improvement and a somewhat return to life as we knew it, you may also feel a little apprehensive about using a public water park. As businesses have reopened, many people are eager to go out and enjoy being around people again. However, Texas is still looking out for our safety, so some health and safety regulations are still in place for local businesses.
Safety Measures of a Public Water Park
DFW has many indoor and outdoor public water parks to choose from, which reopened this year. There are still some safety measures in place, such as limited capacity. It’s recommended to buy tickets in advance online for this purpose. Additional safety measures may apply at the water parks, such as hand sanitizer stations and the sanitation of equipment. The CDC is not aware of any specific cases where the virus spread to people through public pools and water playgrounds. Check the website or call the facility prior to your trip to learn more about their specific regulations.
A Public Water Park Resort Experience
If you are traveling to Texas or around the state, you can stay at some of the state’s many hotels that feature a lazy river. These resorts are perfect for family reunions or a romantic getaway. For the ultimate resort experience, choose from hotels with luxurious pools and spas to relax your stress away.
Your Own Backyard Oasis
For those who prefer to have all of the fun of a resort in your own backyard, you have that option, too! The pandemic has changed the demand for the pool industry. The desire for creative backyard resort-style luxury pools with a lazy river is increasing. There is a lot of planning that goes into it, but these lazy river luxury pools truly are a trend, and can really increase the value of your home! Designers and installers can figure out how to best utilize the space to allow the pool of your dreams to fit perfectly in your backyard. For example, the lazy river can wind around the space like a moat. You can fill the island in between with a spa or lanai.
If You Dream It, They Can Build It
Close your eyes and imagine your favorite water park and resort-style pools you have visited. What features would you want in your own backyard pool? Can you picture your own luxury pool? How about a pool with a “beach entry” instead of steps for the ultimate tropical feel? You can add on a splash pad and water slide for the little ones, a swim-up bar for the adults. Be ready to entertain! Your backyard oasis may attract plenty of friends and family to bask in the sun with you.
Imagine floating peacefully in your own backyard lazy river. You can float right under the bridge that takes you to the island lanai, where your friends are taking in the views. A gentle waterfall and grotto can offer an escape from the sun. When you need a break, you simply swim up to your swim-up bar for a drink. You can literally spend the entire day with your family and friends in the pool. The kids will love your pool’s slide, grotto and waterfall, too. The adults can enjoy the swim-up bar and have food from your custom outdoor kitchen. Just be sure to stock up on extra sunscreen! With all of this fun, you may never want to leave your house again!
The Dallas Fort-Worth area has some pool designers and builders who are up on this trend. Claffey Pools has a portfolio of beautiful lazy river pools and outdoor living landscapes. Colleyville pool designer Mike Farley has an amazing gallery of some of his residential lazy river projects. He has been featured on HGTV’s “Cool Pools” and has won multiple awards. If you dream it, they can probably build it!
What does your dream luxury pool look like? Would you like a list of pool builders in DFW?