When building a swimming pool you should look into pool landscaping it. Not only any landscaping but if you can afford it, MATURE LANDSCAPING!! This will take a plain old swimming pool, that looks too commercial(like a hotel) and turn it into a paradise that looks like it has been there for ages. You can create the scenery around the pool where the swimming pool almost gets lost in the backyard! I always tell my clients that pool landscaping will make a nice swimming pool transform into a total backyard transformation. Landscaping can MAKE a pool!!! I dislike the contractor that puts minimal (3′ of decking around the pool) and takes the homeowner into going the cheap route and putting grass right up to the deck. Not only custom pool shapes are important BUT custom deck shapes AND custom dedicated pool landscaping areas ARE important.
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Would increase the value/integrity of you backyard! A yard prior to a swimming pool is a blank canvas that presents different opportunities. The key is DON’T forget about the pool landscaping!!!! Not only the daytime look but think about how the yard should look at night! A pool pleasant to the eyes during the day should also be pleasant to look at at night!
Here is a pool built by us and one photo was taken 2 weeks before the completion of his swimming pool landscaping. You be the judge!!
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