Swimming Pool Feng Shui Tips:
How to make your outdoor pool environment auspicious.
What did you thing when you read this headline? Too woo-woo for you? Well, undoubtedly you’ve heard about feng shui—Coca-Cola, Sony, and Donald Trump all swear by this ancient art/science for creating an energetic flow in environments that supposedly brings good luck (or in these examples, more profit).
The two Chinese words actually mean “wind-water”—so what better place to look at these principles that your own swimming pool? Here are five tips from feng shui consultant Kathryn Weber for how to create good luck with your pool.
1. Select a shape that is auspicious.
The best shapes for pools are round, oval, kidney, or curving. This is because none of these shapes have any hard edges or points, a no-no in feng shui.
2. Keep your pool size proportional to the size of your home.
Pools are better if they are not overly large. If they are too large for the home, they can “overwhelm” it, imparting much negative energy.
3. Place pools at the sides of the yard.
If possible, it is better to position swimming pools at the side of a yard rather than directly in the rear. Pools in that position can become menacing, as water behind you is considered bad feng shui. (If your pool is already there, don’t worry. There are “fixes” you can make with plants to compensate for this position.)
4. Locate pools in a favorable sector.
Until the year 2043, pools should ideally be located in the North, Southwest, East, or Southeast sectors.
6. Incorporate the five elements around your pool.
Pools should be mixed with the other elements, such as metal (handrailings, pumps, electrical equipment), wood (plants, arbors, gazebos), earth (rock, cement surroundings or decking), and fire (lighting). The pool should be harmoniously incorporated into the landscape.
And the other way to make sure you have good luck is to work with Pacific Northwest Pools. We’ve brought good luck to Oregon and Washington pool owners for more than four decades.
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