If you’re new to pool ownership you may not think about how much time you will spend around the swimming pool as compared to in the swimming pool. Yes, you will be in the pool a LOT, but you will also be hanging around on the deck or the outdoor living space and we have tips on how to get creative with poolside landscaping.

The swimming pool contractors from Imperial Pools, Inc. in Decatur, Illinois explain your backyard and poolside space offers entertainment and health benefits and it can also help enhance the resale value of your home — if that is a consideration.

Introducing a landscaping plan to your poolside space pool will be a pleasant development to the enjoyment of your outdoor space and the time you spend in the pool.  

How to get creative with poolside landscaping

How can you manage all of this — design for resale, aesthetics and function? Give us a call or talk with us when we are helping you design your pool project, a renovation or even paying a service visit. One of the things you will want to talk with us about and we will explain are the drainage, proper running off and plumbing concerns in addition to the landscape itself. An experienced swimming pool contractor can help you design a landscape that fits your pool and budget.

Let us know your budget so we can work together to ensure you get what you want. Also, while we’re at it, let’s talk about how pool landscaping can help slow the rate of evaporation of the water from the swimming pool — that is a definite bonus! With the high cost of water and wanting to be more environmentally-friendly landscaping can help.

Let’s talk about trees and shrubbery that help slow airflow across the surface of the pool that leads to evaporation. Also, you will want to plan with the idea of creeping roots that could eventually damage the plumbing and you don’t want to have to be skimming leaves out all the time.