SWIMMING POOL PICTURES From Landscaping Network Finishing and repairing the landscape around an inground swimming pool is often as important than the swimming pool itself.  Some would argue that landscaping is more important, as the percentage of time spent outside...

Swimming Pool Landscaping Ideas


The borders, framing, walkways, and features that surround a swimming pool can be the difference between average and sublime.  Most people come to realize when designing their own swimming pool that the work really just begins when the pool is designed.  The "negative space" outside the pool provides the biggest opportunity for both the designer and the homeowner to maximize utility and recreation.  This post from HGTV presents some amazing ideas for finishing a swimming pool project and maximizing one's space.


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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.

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