You absolutely love your swimming pool, right? Do you love the area surrounding the pool? Are you looking for poolside landscaping tips? The swimming pool contractors from Advanced Pools, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee have advice for the pool owner who wants to add a little pizzazz to the poolside space.

Take some time and think about how much sun your pool is in throughout the day. Do you want a place where you can relax poolside and not be baked by the sun? Do you want to add a shaded area to a portion of the pool because it is not in full sun during the day?

There are myriad options for pool-side shading that not only provide relief from the sun, allow you to enjoy the pool even on the hottest day but also enhance the aesthetics of the poolside space.

Poolside landscaping tips

In addition to planting trees (make sure the roots won’t infiltrate the pool and that they won’t drop a lot of leaves), using moveable planters and other pool shading methods, here are a few others to consider:

  • A structure – You may want to consider a permanent structure like a pool house, a pergola or a gazebo. These structures offer shade and allow you to place furniture under them to truly amp up the use you get of your pool and deck.
  • Umbrellas – Consider colorful umbrellas to provide shade on a budget. You can invest in shades in various shapes and colors and sizes. Move them from location to location. You could even “plant” one or more of them semi permanently.
  • Awnings – A retractable or a permanent awning is ideal if the pool is close enough to the house or another structure in the yard that will accommodate it.

Put your budget together and let’s talk about how you want to landscape for shade and beauty around your swimming pool this summer.