Having a swimming pool in your back yard is goal many home owners strive to have. Now you have your swimming pool, and yet it seems not quite what you were expecting? You have your pool and your lawn, that is about it. Looking at the blank canvas of yard around your pool can make swimming pool landscaping a little difficult. Landscaping around your pool should not be too difficult if you follow these easy tips.
Landscaping With Fence And Decking
Traditional below ground swimming pools are very common, but usually need to be well maintained. Some alternatives are to buy or build an above ground pool. These pools do require quite a bit maintenance, but the cost to build is significantly lower. Either choice is great for relaxing and both should be landscaped around accordingly.
Fence will be a major focal point around your pool take the time to choose one that will look attractive next to your house and provide a great backdrop for swimming pool landscaping. Additionally having a swimming pool requires safety precautions that every pool owner needs to follow. Many HOA and cities require fences as a part of getting a swimming pool permit.
The landscape is surrounded by trees and along the back of the house with decorative shrubs and bushes. Decks can add potted plants and trees placed in empty areas along the deck.
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.
It is very tempting to plant highly fragrant or flowering shrubs next to your pool. As beautiful as a flowering bush can be, it can also be a haven for bees. If you don’t want to deal with bee stings at pool parties, skip the types of shrubs that attract these insects.
Evergreen plants are going to be very important when landscaping around a pool area. Using evergreen plants are best because 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.
A great way to bring foliage near your pool, with the ability to keep things portable, is to plant shrubs and annuals in containers and spread them out around your swimming pool.
If you happen to have HVAC unit located close to your pool, you may want to landscape around it to cover it from splashes coming off of pool for better safety and a few other reasons you will find below.
When landscaping around HVAC, make sure you have 24 inches clearance around it and there are a few reasons for this which are outlined below:
1. Decreased efficiency of your HVAC unit which affects its longevity
2. Increased power consumption will increase your utility bills
3. Easier access for technician’s convenience to perform necessary repairs avoiding higher repair bill