Remember when you were a kid and all you wanted in life was to have a swimming pool in your backyard? Well, if you’re lucky enough to have made that childhood dream a reality, we have some fun upgrades to consider that will turn your personal pool into an enviable oasis.

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Quirky inflatables

The easiest way to upgrade your pool: a silly float. The bigger, the better (both for sheer fun and killer Instagrams). Plus, today’s trendy inflatables come in all sorts of shapes (from a sprinkled doughnut to a glitzy Pegasus) so you can easily cater them to your personal taste.

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Sun shelves

Also called baja benches, these shallow sitting areas are perfect for cooling off--without having to get fully drenched. Cocktails and sunscreen are strongly encouraged.

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Wraparound infinity pools

Why settle for one invisible edge when you can have the entire pool built that way? Sure, it requires a bit more real estate, but a girl can dream.

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Colored LED lighting

But if you have to go with just one invisible ledge, jazz things up with a splash of LED lighting. (In all seriousness, though, this is an easy addition to any pool if you’re hosting a last-minute summertime soiree.)

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Fire bowls

These gas-powered fire bowls can easily be switched on and off to provide light and a bit of warmth during those chilly end-of-summer evenings.

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Glass tiles

Line the perimeter of the pool to really make a splash.

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Plunge pools

The biggest hassle of owning a pool? The constant maintenance it requires. Which is why a compact version is perfect for keeping cool (both figuratively and literally).

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