Above ground pool decorating ideas
If you are stumped about above ground pool decorating ideas, this article can help give you some inspiration. Above ground pools or have come a long ways in terms of function, safety, and how well they are constructed. With a good solid installation and some minimal maintenance, an above ground pool or AGP can last for many years and become a permanent addition to your home landscaping. Even the inexpensive soft sided seasonal pools can benefit from a little decoration and still look good too.
Many homeowners these days are opting for an AGP as the price of an in ground pool has skyrocketed in many areas. In some jurisdictions the AGP is still considered temporary and not taxed. While there are a lot of benefits to owning an AGP, the biggest drawback is they are still basically a big water tank sitting in your yard. With a little ingenuity and effort, your water tank suddenly becomes a beautiful focal point that you will be proud to show off. So lets get to it!
First make a border
A good border around an AGP serves several important functions. It keeps the grass in the area from growing up directly against the pool walls. This is important as this helps maintain the outside of the pool surface and keeps weeds and their roots from growing under the liner floor. A border can be pretty much anything that you like. Some ideas include landscape timbers with rock or mulch. Other borders can be metal, plastic, railroad ties or anything that makes a neat transition from the yard to the pool. Be sure to keep the area around your filter and pump open for servicing and to promote good drainage of rainwater away from the pool.
Add some plants
Several large pot plants with tropical plants or perhaps a Sago Palm in a pot will do wonders to make any pool area look great. You can even plant some flowers inside the border as long as they are not too close to the pool walls to create the root problems under you pool liner floor.
Add a nice water feature
A bubbling fountain is relaxing when you are quietly floating in your AGP. The sound of falling water soothes the soul and watching the birds flutter and bathe in the water while you are in the pool can be fun! Water features nowadays range from fully self contained fountains to custom made rock water falls and KOI ponds. The choice is yours. Most self contained fountains are inexpensive and can be set up in your yard within minutes. This solar powered fountain even eliminates the need to run a power cord! One thing I have noticed in my customer’s fountains is that the smaller self contained styles are easier to keep clean as you can just periodically turn the fountain over and dump out the old water and clean it up with a water hose in just a minute or two.
Use your imagination and make it your style!
No matter how you decide to decorate your AGP you will be amazed at how easy and inexpensive it can be, and it adds so much beauty and value to your pool area. No longer will you look in your yard and see a water tank standing in the weeds. You pool will quickly become the centerpiece in your yard and you will be proud to show it off to your friends!
Have Fun and send me pictures and I will be happy to post them here for all to see!
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