The Difference Between Inground Pool and Above Ground Pool Landscaping

by Pool Builders on 10-16-2008 in Articles

The purpose of having landscaping for your swimming pool is to enhance the beauty of it. It should feel like a natural environment and not out of place. There are some things that you need to know about landscaping for an inground pool and an above ground pool. If done correctly, you can have a nice landscaping that is pleasing to the eyes.

For an inground pool, you have more options because you have more designs and styles to choose from. You can have lights that can be installed under water. If you choose this option, please have a professional electrician install them for you. As you know, water and electricity don't mix. The electrician is trained on how to install lighting for these type of pools.

You can also have plants or floral arrangements strategically placed around the area. This provides beauty and warmth to the area surrounding the pool. In addition to that, you can also have rocks or stones with a waterfall installed around them. Or if you don't want the waterfall, you can have streams of water instead.

With inground pools, you have a lot more room to work with, so the sky is the limit.

However, with above ground pools, you have limited things you can do; but you can still spruce it up and make it look nice. If you have too many shrubs around the area, you may want to cut them down. The greenery needs to look nice and well manicured. It has to be appealing to the eyes.

The advantage of having this type of pool is it is not as costly as an inground pool. So, you may want to spend more on the landscaping. However, you don't have as many designs and styles to choose from.

In fact, there are only two pool shapes: round and oval. Even with that, you can use your imagination and work around it. Because this type only requires assembly, you may not see the beauty in the form until you add some landscaping features.

If you need privacy, you can have a fence erected. Most people prefer a white one because it's considered standard. You can also use plants to make it look nice. You can use large pots for shrubs and trees to place around the area. Or if you prefer plants, try some Japanese maples or create a perennial garden.

In regard to planting, make sure that whatever you plant is maintained on a regular basis. Otherwise, you'll have droopy and dead plants for your landscape. If you need assistance with landscaping ideas, consult with a pool designer. They will be able to provide more in the way of how you can design your pool.

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