Building Around Your Pool
While the smart money is on designing your outdoor living space with a future pool in mind, often, this isn’t the case. Far too often, people invest in a pool, whether above-ground or a permanent in-ground pool first and leave the rest of the yard for later.
So, you’ve now got a pool in your yard, and it’s time to spruce up the rest of your yard. Designing around an existing water feature limits your options, but we have some great ideas for hardscaping and landscaping around your pool.
Build a Deck or Patio
Building a deck or patio around your pool will give it a more polished look, making it feel complete and giving your yard some structure. Instead of a wood deck or concrete patio, consider a more modern look using porcelain pavers. You’ll avoid splinters in your feet, and a slip-resistant porcelain deck is sure to add to your home’s value.
Consider an Outdoor Kitchen
An outdoor kitchen is one of the most effective ways to upgrade your home, adding both form and function to your outdoor living space. Summer meals are a pleasure when cooked outside, and an outdoor kitchen will increase your enjoyment of your outdoor space all year round.
Convert an Old Shed into a Pool-Side Bar
It doesn’t take much to transform an old shed into a poolside bar. This simple addition will give your yard the feeling of a resort right in your own backyard.
Add Creative Lighting
From moonlight swims to enchanting evening dinner parties, lighting sets the mood. String lighting is all the rage these days, while there are also some great recent innovations in deck lighting. Don’t forget safety lighting, especially around the pool.
You’ll definitely want additional privacy in your yard when you have a pool or enjoy entertaining outdoors. Privacy features can easily be constructed with large bushes or small trees or through outdoor privacy shades. You might also consider a shade structure or pergola, which will offer you a shady spot to relax while providing privacy from the neighbours.
How to Make Building Around the Pool Easier
When building around an existing pool, a pedestal system is sure to make the task easier, faster and more affordable. Pedestals are the ideal way to install a deck or patio around the pool, providing inherent drainage and keeping things safe. If you already have a pool in your yard, you may have trouble getting a large truck back there, making concrete difficult. Pedestals are lightweight and a great solution in tight spaces.
Working hand in hand with a pedestal system, outdoor porcelain pavers will take your outdoor projects to a whole new level. Slip-resistant, and low maintenance, they’re ideal for outdoor projects like decks, patios or around the pool or the floor of an outdoor kitchen. If you’re interested in upgrading your outdoor living space and need to build around a pool, Stonedeck.ca has the materials to make the job easier, saving you time, labour and money. When porcelain pavers are used in conjunction with a pedestal system, installation is easy enough for most DIY’er, delivering professional-grade results. If you’d like to learn more about our innovative deck products, including porcelain pavers and pedestals, visit stonedeck.ca today!