Landscape An Inground Pool

Landscape An Inground Pool

How to Landscape Around an Inground Pool in a Weekend

From Swim University

Landscaping around an inground pool project is typically an area that is overlooked by the pool purchaser.  Prospective pool buyers get so excited by the prospect of having the joy and recreation that an inground swimming pool provides, that they overlook the fact that their backyard will be torn to shreds, and in need of landscape repair, at a minimum.  More elaborate inground pool projects that include grade changes and other more involved landscape features will tend to alter the landscape more drastically, and will require a professional in order to ensure that they are properly installed.  This post from Matt Giovanisci of Swim University presents a way to landscape around a swimming pool in 2 days or less, which is amazing.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

If you’re looking to quickly landscape around an inground pool on a budget, you have come to the right place. Here is a step-by-step guide filled with useful tips that will help you start and finish your inground pool landscaping project in 2 days or less.

2. The Design

Get out a blank sheet of paper (or graph paper) and draw — to the best of your ability — the outline of your pool and the concrete or stone around it. Also, make sure to draw the perimeter of your yard. I recommend using a ruler or graph paper to get the best results. And use a pencil because I guarantee you will be making a lot of changes to your design.

If there is anything that’s already included in your current landscape that you’d like to use, be sure to add it in your drawing.