A backyard pool is a fantastic asset for any home. Whether your pool has been in use for years or you’re enjoying your first summer together, you want to make the most of it. You will be shocked at the impact a few small tweaks and updates can have on your poolside experience. Here are the projects we recommend to spruce up your pool for summer 2020.
1. Patio or Deck
Having a dedicated area to relax before and after using the pool will drastically improve the functionality of your backyard. Whether you choose to surround your pool with a wooden deck or a stone patio, you and your guests will appreciate having a poolside space to relax in the sun, enjoy a good book and have a snack or two before diving in.
2. Privacy Fence
One aspect some homeowners forget to consider after installing their pool is privacy. When it comes to swimming and sunbathing, everyone can appreciate a little bit of cover. Luckily, a privacy fence will make this area of your yard more comfortable without a hefty price tag. Privacy fences can be constructed out of a variety of materials and can be as big or as small as you feel is appropriate. To find out the best placement and design of yours, connect with a fence specialist.
To even further enhance your space, we recommend adding a pergola over part of all of your pool and sitting area. A pergola will provide some much-needed shade, making the area more suitable for spending an entire afternoon outdoors.
4. Shed & Change Room
Another feature that is both aesthetically pleasing and super practical is a shed. Pools come with a lot of equipment that needs to be stored both in the winter and the summer months. This equipment can take up a lot of room in your home and it can be inconvenient to move around every couple of weeks when cleaning the pool. Instead, we recommend adding a small shed structure to your yard. Your shed can not only be used for storage but with the addition of a few hooks, can also function as a changing area. To make the space even more practical, add a mini-fridge for storing some cool drinks.
5. Water Features
Unlike the other projects mentioned, a water feature is mostly for show. That said, the calming sound of trickling water will certainly enhance the feel of your space. The great news about water features is their versatility. Whether you’re looking for an elaborate water system or just a small fountain for some ambient noise, you won’t regret adding a unique feature to your pool.
Whether you decide to add all or some of these projects to your home, if you’re lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, take the time to enjoy it this summer. If you’d like to spruce up your space, use the banner below to connect with pros in your area today.