Swimming pools are a lot of fun, add life to your yard and landscaping, and also provide additional value to your home. They also provide hours of fun and enjoyment to owners.
Here are a few pool landscaping ideas that can help you integrate your pool into the surrounding landscape to create a beautiful outdoor oasis for you and your family to enjoy season after season.
Beautiful Paths and Walkways
You can add appeal to your swimming pool by adding intricate paths or walkways from the different areas of your house to the pool and throughout your yard. These paths could be made up of colorful stepping stones which are smooth and specially made to be cooler in order to avoid burning your feet during hot days, or with pavers that add color and design to your yard.
Add Additional Features
Making your swimming pool the centerpiece of your overall landscape design in your backyard gives you many options to consider in addition to landscaping ideas. Beginning with the swimming pool, you can then consider other components of your yard by adding a pool deck or patio, outdoor kitchen, or fire pit that will add to the overall ambiance of your yard. Plus, with the addition of these additional features, your home will soon become a gathering place for family and friends to enjoy from BBQs to outdoor dinner parties to quiet nights by the fire.
Choose The Right Plants and Flowers
Adding the right plants and flowers around your pool is key to incorporate your pool into the overall design of your home and existing landscaping, unless you want to start the entire thing from scratch. However, there are things that you should consider in selecting plants or they will only prove nuisance to your pool. For instance, choose the trees or shrubs that will not hang over the water because they will drop leaves or flowers into the pool and cause additional work and potentially clog the skimmer. It is best if you choose plants that promote privacy by creating hedges, because they can block the eyes of passersby or nosy neighbors.
Aside from all pool landscaping ideas above, there are many additional ways to make your pool and yard a calming oasis and the most enjoyable part of your home. Investing in landscaping that adds color, beauty and privacy to your yard will only continue to add value over time.