Ask any of your friends and you may find that they spend more time around the pool than in the pool. That makes sense. If you have a swimming pool in your backyard the swimming pool contractors from Advanced Pool Care, Inc in Memphis, Tennessee has tips for poolside landscaping to make your backyard as relaxing as possible.

The amount of sun that hits your pool and the space you want to have to sit outdoors and watch family in the pool or just relax with a good book poolside will determine the type of poolside landscaping you may want to have installed. You may think you want your pool in full sunlight all day to keep the water warm, but remember that will speed up evaporation and will also make the pool equipment (ladder) hot to the touch.

If there is no shade you may find yourself retreating indoors and there goes your poolside enjoyment, right? There are several ways to incorporate pool-side shading, that includes planting trees, but remember with trees come leaves, bugs and other debris that will fall into the pool. Also, trees bring roots and if those roots grow into the side of your pool you’re in trouble!

Tips for poolside landscaping

Here are tips for shading from the sun and for helping you enjoy as many hours around the pool as possible.

  • Pergolas and gazebos – a permanent structure that offers shade and can be large enough to accommodate outdoor furniture, chaise lounges and even outdoor kitchen set ups
  • Umbrellas – these inexpensive and portable shade providers come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors and even if you have the umbrella planted semi-permanently, it will still move, spin and bend to provide shade
  • Awnings – this can be retractable or permanent and can extend from the house.

Again, there are several ways to add shade to your backyard pool area. Give us a call and let’s talk about your poolside shading or even your 2022 pool construction project.