Swimming pools are a wonderful addition to any home. They create an instant place for fun, relaxation, and exercise. Plus, water is extremely beneficial in any landscape. However, in feng shui, swimming pools can often create negative influence. That’s because swimming pools possess a great deal of energy. It is also because swimming pools are often located at the rear of the home, and that is extremely inauspicious according to feng shui.
Even so, there are some instances when pools are a benefit to the homeowner. This would include a pool that is correctly sized, shaped, and positioned. Certain pool shapes and sizes can create problems, such as poison arrows, which are harsh points of energy directed at the house.
On the plus side, pools positioned in certain locations can actually benefit homeowners. These are pools that are placed according to flying star. At their best, pools can be positioned to tap the “wealth star” — the secret location of prosperity that is tied to the direction of the front door. Another benefit of flying star placement is to overcome negative energies, as pools can offset negative energy from poor star placements.
Look at placing your pool in an auspicious location and follow feng shui’s design criteria to make sure your pool benefits you! Positioned right, swimming pools can add tremendous wealth luck to a home! If not, though, it can be a very negative influence that can harm your wealth. To be sure about your pool, though, consider checking in with a feng shui consultant.
The Top 6 Feng Shui Pool Rules
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 that can create a poison arrow effect that square-shaped pools often do. Other good choices include octagons and figure-eights.
2. Keep your pool size proportional to the size of the 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. Better to go with a smaller pool than one that is too large.
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. If that can’t be accommodated, then do try to avoid having a pool that is directly in line with the rear center of the house. Pools that do can become menacing, as water behind you is considered bad feng shui.
4. Pools that embrace a home bring good luck.
These pools appear to wrap around a home or curve toward the home. These are a good design choice as they don’t have hard edges pointing at the house.
5. Locate pools in a favorable sector for periods 8 and 9.
Until 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 deckings), and fire (lighting). This helps to ensure that the pool is well-balanced and harmoniously incorporated into the landscape.