Decorating Ideas for Backyards with PoolsFebruary 21, 2019
There are many benefits to having a swimming pool at home. It can make getting regular exercise easy and convenient. It can be an investment in your home (raising your property value around 7%).
But most of all, a pool is a place to create fun, happy memories with your family and friends — and a place to relax after a long day. If you’re going to be relaxing on your pool deck, it should be beautiful! There are many pool area decorating ideas that can help you create your own personal oasis.
Not sure which decoration will look best around your pool? Don’t worry; we’re here to help! Here are some of the best, most beautiful pool decor you can add to your backyard to create a gorgeous pool area.
Invest in Water Features
Water features like fountains, waterfalls, and jets are a great way to bring life and excitement to your swimming pool. Adding these decorations around your pool can add elegance, class, or whimsy to your yard, depending on the type of water feature you use.
For example, you can combine water features with natural-looking rock sculptures and plant life to create a waterfall that looks like something out of National Geographic. Or, if you want a more kid-friendly pool area, you can install bubbling fountains or jets around the pool’s edge. Your kids will have a blast trying to catch the streams of water as they soar overhead!
We should mention a word of warning if you want to try this pool area decorating idea: taller water features can be dangerous for little swimmers. Some waterfall designs can become very slippery with moss and algae over time, and if your kid tries climbing on them they could be in for a painful fall. Similarly, kids may be able to climb taller water features to get around your pool fence and access the pool when they’re not allowed. Make sure to fence off the entire feature when the pool is not in use, and that any features you install do not block your pool net or pool cover.
Add Some Plant Life
One of the easiest ways to transform your pool area into an oasis is by decorating with lots of plant life. A lush, green pool area creates an inviting contrast with the water, and makes for a pleasant environment to entertain friends and family. However, there are a few rules you’ll need to follow if you want to decorate with plants around your pool.
Firstly, you should make sure that you place plants at a safe distance to avoid debris in the pool. If your plants are low-growing, such as lavender or ivy, you’ll want to keep them six to eight feet away from the water’s edge.
You also need to consider the types of plants that best suit the pool area. Remember, these plants are going to be near a body of water — and chances are high that they’re going to get splashed. Avoid plants that require very dry conditions if you want to try out this pool area decorating idea (and look for plants that can tolerate a little chlorine here and there).
Relax Around the Water
For many families, the swimming pool is a place to entertain. Whether they’re having a kid’s birthday party or a weekend BBQ for the whole neighborhood, it’s important that pool owners have plenty of space for relaxing guests — both in and out of the water.
One pool area decorating idea that makes entertaining easier is adding lots of seating around the pool deck. This can take on many forms, from vinyl deck chairs to cushy, beanbag-style loungers. As long as you have lots of seating decorating the area around your pool, you’re good to go!
But once again, this decorating idea does come with a little warning. Many pool seating is designed to be water-resistant, which means that water will fall right off and settle on the deck. This means that your pool deck can become very wet and slippery, so make sure swimmers in your home know not to run so they can stay safe.
Safety Tools With Style
Finally, let’s talk about the most important pool area decorating idea: safety tools. You may think that safety solutions like pool fences and covers are strictly functional, but these days that’s no longer the case. There are many options — particularly when it comes to fencing — that act as both safety measures and decoration around the pool.
For example, one of our favorite pool safety tools is the removable mesh fence. This fence is made from transparent mesh panels that make climbing the difficult while preserving a great view of the pool (so you can see anyone swimming even from outside). Your local All-Safe dealer will work with you directly on a custom fence for your entire pool area, no matter the size or shape. That includes your choice of fence color and style. This is one decorating idea that makes you pool both safer and more beautiful.
Enhance The Look and Safety of Your Pool
With these pool area decorating ideas, you can transform your yard into the dream space you’ve always wanted. And best of all, you can use these ideas to suit any style! Whether you want your yard to be a modern industrial marvel, a quaint English garden, or a tropical paradise, you can always incorporate these decorations around your pool.
Pick and choose your favorite pool decor to create a backyard you love. If you ask us, the only must-have for any pool is a safety fence or cover (or even both for extra peace of mind).
Call the Pool Safety Experts at All-Safe
Here at All-Safe, we are determined to help you make your swimming pool a little safer, with tools that suit your family’s needs. Want to get started? Call the All-Safe dealer in your area to schedule a free quote & consultation today.