The pool may be the centerpiece of your outdoor living area, but the space around it is equally as important. Deciding how you want your space to flow and complement your pool is key not only to your satisfaction but to the value of your home.
Let’s take a look at the best ways to incorporate your pool into your space:
1. An Existing Deck
The sky is the limit when it comes to deck styles. If you already have a deck and your pool is more of an afterthought, simply install the pool beside it offering you easy access from deck to water. If you have a raised deck, you may even find a pool at the right height so the edge flows just underneath it. This will give you an in-ground vibe minus the cost.
2. A New Deck
If you’re planning to add a deck once your pool is installed, building it to surround your pool offers you a ton of space for lounging. Depending on how big you go, your deck can flow right into your outdoor living space with patio furniture and barbecue.
Even if you don’t have the space to surround your pool, building a deck around half of it can still work well.
Another picturesque option is to surround your pool with stonework. Patio pavers are the easiest way to do this. They can even be used to create steps up into the pool.
Using gravel or rock around your pool is a more economical way to add finishing touches to your pool area. You can choose the size and color of the stones to customize the look. Adding some planters of greenery will give it a lush feel.
4. A Garden
If you want a more natural look, put some shrubs and plants around your pool and top it with mulch. You can even add stepping stones through the mulch to create a path to the pool.