How to landscape poolside, Town & Country Pool Builders explain
If your pool is exposed to the sun all day, the water will be temperate and you’ll never have to use a pool heater. That’s great, right? Maybe not, especially if you live in Arizona, when the temperature is in the triple digits; this could heat your water to uncomfortable levels for fun and swimming. Talk with your swimming pool contractor from Town & Country Pools about how to landscape poolside to keep your pool comfortable and enhance the time you spend pool side.
Because if you and your family are enjoying the pool, the sun could be baking you and you won’t have an option to leave the pool and simply lounge poolside if there isn’t any shade.
What can you do to enjoy yourself outside even when the sun is at its peak? There are myriad ways to go with pool-side shading and landscaping. You can plant trees that will offer escape from the hottest part of the day under its leafy branches and boughs but remember, with trees come leaves, bugs and other debris that will be depositing themselves within your pool and cause you extra cleaning and maintenance and could also clog your pool drains. Keep in mind, too that if your pool area is too shaded, the water will never warm up!
How to landscape poolside
Some options to consider for landscaping:
- Awnings – you can have an awning – retractable or permanent installed that will extend from the house. This option hinges on how close your pool is to your house.
- Pergolas and gazebos – these permanent structures offer shaded areas and are typically large enough to accommodate outdoor furniture, chaise lounges and even outdoor kitchen set ups
- Umbrellas – these movable shade providers come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors and can be easily moved from location to location and even if you decide to plant one semi-permanently, they typically move, spin and bend to offer shade in different areas
There are ways to add shade to your backyard pool area. Talk with us for advice or talk with a home improvement contractor.