Grottos, defined simply as caves, can be found all over the world. Some famous natural grottos date back to the Roman Empire. One of these notable grottos even served as Emperor Tiberius’ private swimming pool, lined with statues of Roman gods which have been discovered in recent years. In continuation of this long history, luxurious modern swimming pool design began to include a wide variety of grottos. A certain mansion, which will remain nameless, features probably the most well-known swimming pool design with a grotto, which has probably become synonymous with the very word. Many hotel pools are also designed with swimming pool grottos. Here are a couple of pool design ideas that are guaranteed to transform your swimming pool and landscape into a resort-like backyard attraction.
Grottos can be designed to be small and secluded or spacious and open. They can be dark and mysterious or well-lit and animated. Colored LED and fiber optic lights can be designed within the swimming pool grotto with exhilarating effects. A colorful body of water can produce a glow across the entire inside surface of the stone. Swim-in grottos can be filled with water and act as a cavernous extension of the pool. Other grottos can rest above the water level and serve as a peaceful place for swimmers to dry-off or maybe have a bite to eat. For a supremely natural feel, waterfalls may even cascade over the face of the grotto to create a peaceful, rugged retreat. Whatever the design, swimming pool grottos provide a resort-like feel to any outdoor living space. Custom-fit to meet your needs, a swimming pool grotto made with faux stone or natural stone will draw friends and family into the pool to find out what’s inside the captivating cave.