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Pool Landscaping

For some of us, when the summer rolls around we spend just about every free moment in the pool, getting ready to get in the pool or taking a break before going for another swim. Basically, the pool is the important part of your home during the scorching summer months.

Most people take a lot of pride in the appearance of their swimming pool landscaping, and the implementation of something as large as a pool can disrupt the landscaping scheme already in place. But, there are many ways to integrate your pool into your backyard creating a beautiful pool landscape.

Here are some creative examples of how you can create functional poolside landscaping scheme without sacrificing aesthetic considerations.

Firstly, when you are building a pool landscape you'll want to know what kind of pool you are going to build. There are many options at your disposal. Every kind of pool from prefab above ground pools to beach entry underground pools can prove a unique sense of challenges and opportunities for a magnificent poolscape.

Before Building Your Pool

Your most flexible option is an underground cement pool. Cement pools give you the advantage of being able to mold the shape of your pool to integrate a pool bar and separate wading pools and spas. This will diversify the look of your yard and make the swimming pool landscaping effect that much more profound.

After Pool Is Installed

Once the pool is installed look into the following additions to enhance the look of your own personal oasis.

Grotto
The sound of water trickling into a small pond is almost as calming as swimming itself. You can stock the pond with goldfish and other life that will give your pool landscaping a natural organic feel. It will also serve to attract other wildlife, such as birds and crickets, whose natural noise can provide a soothing soundtrack to your summer.

Gazebo
Lying in the pool all day soaking up the sun can sometimes be too much. Recharging your batteries in a shaded gazebo is a great way to beat the heat and extend the pleasure of your weekend.

Deck
Building a deck around your pool is one of the less intuitive ways of keeping your pool clean. People getting in and out of the pool will be able to do so easily and they won't track grass and leaves into the water. It also makes for less lawn to cut, which is never a bad thing.

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