Its Pool Season and Time For a Swim
Summer has arrived and for those hot days where the mercury hits the 90 to 100 degree mark. This is a good sign that it is time to cool off and go for a dip in the pool. Usually traditional below ground swimming pools are very expensive to build and maintain throughout the year. Some alternatives are going to your neighbors pool, or buy / build an above ground pool. For those who think these pools are eyesores for your landscape should consider these above ground pool landscaping ideas.
Pool Landscaping Ideas with Plants and Flowers
Landscaping above ground pool offers numerous options for putting in some plants. Most plants will not be harmed by chlorine, but you must consider plants that are fragile to over watering alongside the pool. In addition if you are using a saltwater pool please check here to see if your plants can handle the occasional saltwater run off from your swimming pool.
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Plants to avoid:
- Crape myrtle.
- Dwarf arborvitae.
- Ash trees.
- Evergreen elm.
Using plants that do not grow very quickly, and the leaves don’t fall in the water would limit the amount of debris that ends up in your swimming pool.This is very important to maintain your pools filter due to it can break the water filter and damage the water pump.
Using Decks For Your Landscape
Wood is great option for landscaping. Its natural look and durability make wood a great choice.
Metal and composite materials decks offer a different look for your landscape. Aluminum is good sturdy material to use. Other building materials include PVC pipes and plastics.
Above ground pools can be just a refreshing and relaxing as a traditional swimming pool. I hope these above ground pool landscaping ideas will help transform a bland landscape into a party hot spot for you and all your friends, or at least a more relaxing pool environment.