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Peaceful Hawaii Retreats: Pools & Water Features

Surrounded on all sides by some of the most incredible ocean views in the world, water is an integral part of the lifestyle, history, and beauty of the Hawaii islands. The islands are shaped by the waves and seemingly inseparable from them.

Integrating water features into your home design brings the peaceful, relaxing effect of the ocean intimately into your everyday life. Whether a simple lap pool, an increasingly popular infinity pool, or a purely aesthetic design, water features can add an element of peace, retreat, and calm to any home.

Kukio Phase 3, South 7

This uniquely shaped pool wraps gracefully around the corner of the home at Kukio Phase 3, South 7 | (MLS# 280721)

Hawaii showcases some perfect examples of how a pool designed alongside its home flows naturally from the architecture and landscape. Custom pool shapes can follow the lines of both the property itself and the lines of the home to complement rather than detract from the home design.

Kukio 15B-3

Pure, clean water of the infinity pool at Kukio 15B-3 | (MLS# 274678)

Infinity pools have become increasingly popular in Hawaii luxury homes. The constantly flowing water not only provides a steady, calming sound, but also helps keep the pool water fresh and clean. In addition, a well-designed infinity pool creates the illusion that it has no definite edges but merely merges right into the ocean.

Pauoa Beach at Mauna Lani

A floating walkway guides visitors from the tranquil outdoors to the fabulous interior of this home at Pauoa Beach at Mauna Lani Resort

While pools contribute the additional practical advantage of a convenient place for an afternoon reprieve from island heat, not all water features need to have a practical aspect to contribute to the home’s aesthetic and atmosphere.

Kukio Phase 3, South 7

A pathway across a well-lit pool welcomes visitors to Kukio Phase 3, South 7 | (MLS# 280721)

Floating walkways, Koi ponds, or waterfalls incorporated into the landscape can enhance any home’s calming atmosphere and transform it into a spectacular retreat you will never want to leave.

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