Beauty, safety and privacy are among the most important things to consider when you plan to landscape around your pools. Plants are great for providing privacy and beauty around it. They not only help them blend more naturally with the surrounding environment, but they also soften the harsh lines of swimming pool equipment. If you plan on growing tall plants, then they’re certainly going to make your pool a lot more private.
However, it’s important that you carefully choose plants and you should actually go for those specific types that are easy to maintain. For example, planting deciduous trees around your swimming pool is not a good idea, since it’s going to be quite a hassle to fish hundreds of leaves out of the water. To avoid this you should go for a broadleaf evergreen, like a holly.
If you have children, then it’s mandatory that you fence the pool. If you don’t like fences though, then you should train vines to grow over it, since they’re great at improving your privacy. Don’t forget to install outdoor lighting, too.
Pool decks or patios make the area around the swimming pool both safe and beautiful. They’re especially useful when climbing out of the pool, since they have a non-slip resistant surface for you to walk on.
However, if you want to go for a brick patio, the surface of the bricks should be kept rough, but be warned that moss needs to be cleaned off periodically. For more convenience though, you should install a gazebo that can be used so you can change out or into your clothes and then relax in the shade. You can also consider getting some outdoor furniture, including outdoor furnaces and some barbecue equipment to have a complete summer-at-the-pool experience.
And don’t forget to keep plenty of sunscreen in that gazebo!