Tips For Landscaping Your Above Ground Swimming Pool

by Pool Builders on 09-28-2009 in Articles

Landscaping is an excellent idea if you have an above ground swimming pool because there's a lot more space and your pool will look so much better with all the plants and a deck. But if you're a newbie in landscaping, there are a few key tips that could help you maximize the space you have and make your pool into an awesome spot for bonding with friends and families.

First of all, having a deck with your above ground swimming pool has a lot of advantages. Most people don't even welcome the idea because they think that a mere ladder would suffice when going in and out of the pool. But the truth is, a deck can do so much more for you. You can have a place to hang around with friends, have enough space to put lounge chairs for you to relax in after a dip. It's also a space saver since you're going to have it built around your pool instead of having a separate deck in your backyard. This way, you need not worry about spending thousands of dollars to have your backyard expanded just so you can have the space you want.

Second of all, another thing that will help your landscaping a lot are plants. Plants are generally pleasing to the eyes and they provide you that tropical ambiance that's not only relaxing but also visually satisfying. And if you have an above ground swimming pool, you'll have more space to put plants around. But there is a reminder when it comes to choosing the kinds of plants you can put around your pool.

When considering the plants, choose those which can resist chlorine water. Choose also the ones that don't grow or wilt to fast to avoid too much maintenance. You don't want to have to maintain the plants more than the pool. Also, wilted leaves from the plants can go into the pool and damage the water filters, and if this happens it's a very big inconvenience to you. Tropical plants are the best choice to put around your above ground pool. Lantana is just one type of plant you can put to complete the tropical look of your landscaped pool. They are colorful and vibrant and will light up your backyard in an instant. These simple tips on how you can landscape your above ground swimming pool are just a few of the many ideas you can improve the look of your backyard. If you're just starting to do landscaping, these are easy enough and perfect to do.

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