Adding an above ground pool? Have you thought about your yard?
Instead of just dropping a pool in your backyard, take some time to think about how you’ll surround it and make it a part of your backyard. To help you do that, we’ve put together a list of ideas for you.
Here are tips for landscaping around your Doughboy above ground pool for your dream backyard.
Add a Walkway to Your Pool
Make your above ground pool a focal point by adding a walkway from your house to the pool.
Not only is this more attractive, but it keeps swimmers from walking on the dirt and grass and either tracking it into your house or the pool.
Consider patio stones, mulch or small gravel. You might even border the walkway with flowers.
You also want to think about adding some lighting to your walkway for those late night swims. You could also hang string lights on your decking or in the trees.
Border Your Above Ground Pool
One idea is to create a border around your pool. Be sure and keep it at least a foot away from the bottom track.
Consider the following borders as options:
- Decorative rocks or mulch
This helps you create a transition from pool to grass while providing acceptable drainage around the pool.
You also want to think about disguising your pool equipment. You can add a border or perhaps a small fence or some shrubs to keep the equipment out of eyesight.
Add a Deck
By adding a deck around your above ground pool, you add some ambiance to your backyard and enhance the overall look.
You have a variety of options when it comes to decking – think small steps and a handrail all the way to a wrap-around deck that surrounds the pool and includes railings, seating and planter boxes.
Whichever route you choose, add some potted flowers or shrubs on the deck. You might even consider letting vines grow around any lattice you are using in your decking.
Watch the Trees
If you have established trees in your yard, be sure to think through where you are putting your pool so you aren’t constantly cleaning leaves out of your pool.
Likewise, if you’re adding trees, place them far enough away that leaves don’t drop in, and the roots can’t uproot your pool from underneath.
Got questions? Be sure and stop by one of our stores, and we’ll be happy to discuss your options. Don’t have a pool? Check out our above ground pools today!