Landscaping around the swimming pool is a bit different than landscaping in other areas of your yard. When you add in drought resistant swimming pool landscaping you are adding in an additional layer of complexity. The swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools in Fort Worth, Texas understand that when you’re planting around a pool you need to consider the impact the chemicals can have on the plants and conversely the impact any plants can have on the pool water.
You need to consider root growth, the lure of plants to birds and bees and the dropping of leaves, twigs and sap into the pool and onto the deck. These organic materials in the pool water can also impact the water chemistry. There are plants you can invest in that not only thrive poolside, but can also resist drought conditions and water rationing.
Drought resistant swimming pool landscaping
Even though your swimming pool is full of water, it isn’t water you want for your plants. A full swimming pool also doesn’t mean the area in which you live isn’t in a drought situation. Texas has experienced drought in the past and it is always a possibility and that’s why you want to choose drought resistant plants when you’re landscaping around the swimming pool.
What are a few plants that can resist drought conditions?
- Palm trees
- Ornamental grasses
Any of these plants are ideal for around a pool as they will absorb more moisture from their surroundings and store that water for longer than most other plants.
In addition to drought conditions you want to look for plants that are tolerant to alkaline. The chlorine and other cleaning agents used in a swimming pool turn the water alkaline and when that water is splashed out, it can negatively impact poolside plants.
Plants that can survive alkaline conditions include
If you have a salt water swimming pool, look for plants that can survive the salty conditions. Some of those include:
- Jade plants
- Date and queen palm
Talk with us or your lanscaper to find a mix of plants that will provide shade and privacy and that can survive being planted poolside and/or drought conditions.