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Why Pool Landscaping Could Really Help Improve Your Garden


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Imagine the scene – you are relaxing after a long, hard day at work and all you want to do is feel refreshed, peaceful and relaxed. You pop out to the garden and there before you lay a beautiful, scenic pool. The sight of it is enough to instantly relax you and you stay for a while reflecting in your thoughts, the activities of the day fading away, leaving you relaxed and much happier.

Now back in reality, if you are lucky enough to have a pool, does yours make you feel like that when you walk out and see it? I’m guessing that the answer is probably not! If not then there are various things which you can do to make it that little bit more scenic. By landscaping the pool you will benefit from a more relaxing place to go and guests will simply love it too.

How to Improve Your Pool Landscaping

There are various things which you can do in order to improve the look of the pool. For example, lights can make a real difference. They come in extremely handy at night and it can actually make the pool look romantic too.

  • Lighting

    The best types of lights to purchase for your pool are underwater lights. They have become more and more popular over the past few years and the great news is that they tend to last for years and they last for 1,000 hours before you have to re-lamp them. The lights themselves are gasket sealed which prevents the water from getting into them and they do need to be fully submerged under water before you use them. This is because the water cools the light down and prevents overheating and if used out of water it can be potentially dangerous!

    So, lights can really help to brighten up the pool and make it more romantic in the evenings. However, there are other things which you can also do to make it look extra perfect.

  • The Pool Surroundings

    One way to make your pool landscaping look that much better is to decorate the outside of it. Plants, ornaments and decorative rocks can all make a difference. Really it is all down to your own imagination or you could hire a professional if you really wanted to. They will know everything that you can do to make the pool look absolutely stunning by using the right decorations in the right places.

    Overall you need to remember that whilst you do want to create a serene and relaxing place to hang around in, you also need to make it safe too. So, focus on safety as well as scenery and you will not go wrong. You can get plenty of ideas from the Internet on how to best landscape the pool but if you are at all unsure, you can always hire a professional.

    Andrew Caxton is the author and editor of more pool gardening resources published at You can find more information and resources on landscaping at his website.

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