When you add a swimming pool to your landscape, it should not appear as a fish out of water, but instead incorporating a pool into your landscape should be smooth and easy. Your swimming pool should look as if it belongs as part of your landscape rather than sticking out like a sore thumb. Incorporating a brand new swimming pool installation into your landscape design is a task that is not always easy. Pools tend to be a serious expense and also a truly major component for most landscape designs. Being able to design your own unique pool landscape or poolscape that fits your budget, your land and your lifestyle is going to take knowledge, thought and creativity.
A good pool based landscape design is going to begin by assessing your goals. You need to consider the size of the pool, the shape of the pool and the amenities. You should also take this time to think about the paving materials that you would like to use. There are other considerations as well, such as whether the pool is going to have an automated cover or not because this will determine the size and the shape of the pool. These and many other types of questions relating to the aesthetics and the use of the pool area need to be asked and answered before you begin the digging process.
More often than not, the location of your pool is going to be determined by zoning restrictions as well as site conditions. You are going to want to protect existing trees as well as avoid areas of heavy shade or areas where strong winds are present. You are also going to want to decide how visible you would like the pool to be during the off season while you are in the house. Proximity to the home is an important consideration, as well as proximity to bathroom facilities and changing facilities in the home. If you build your pool too far away from the house, the pool will be unsafe and therefore seldom if ever used.
A well designed pool landscape is one that should relate well to the house as well as the surroundings while simultaneously affording an adequate amount of pool pavement to offer eating space, lounging space and possibly shady space for people who do not appreciate as much sun. The pool equipment should be accessible while still being hidden from public few. You also want to make sure that safety equipment is readily available at all times as well. There are many jurisdictions that require fencing by law, so make sure that you think about this when you are planning your pool landscape. The fencing that you choose should create harmony with the landscape surrounding the pool.
All of these things should be considered when you are planning your pool landscape.
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Originally posted 2009-09-10 03:20:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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