When you think of the benefits of poolside landscaping you may not think it could save you money on your swimming pool operation, but it certainly can. Talk with your swimming pool contractor from Seahorse Pools and Spas in Fort Worth, Texas.

Whether you’re planning a swimming pool construction project or a pool remodel or are looking for a way to improve and upgrade your poolside landscaping there are many items to consider, not the least of which is the aesthetics. Don’t think you have to have a landscaping project that isn’t, or can’t be, beautiful as well as practical — they can!

The benefits of poolside landscaping

Here are benefits to consider, that you may not have thought about:

  1. If you want privacy. No one wants to be in their swimming pool or hot tub and think that the neighbors are peeping out from behind closed curtains, right? Look at your pool area then look up and around you — where are potential privacy breaches that could be addressed through landscaping? An awning, a privacy fence, trees? All viable options.
  2. Plant with care. A tree may be an ideal privacy barrier, but if the tree is dropping flowers or fruits or nuts or sap into the pool, you’re not doing yourself any favors. Plant with care and plant trees that don’t drop debris.
  3. Shrubbery and certain types of fences can help reduce the flow of air across the surface of the water and that can help reduce the rate of evaporation. Keep in mind though, if you enjoy a slight breeze when you’re swimming or relaxing poolside, you may be diminishing that when you plant shrubbery as a windblock.

What are some plants that make sense for poolside landscaping:

  1. Local, or native, to the area in which you live
  2. They don’t attract bees (you’ll get stung) or birds (poo in the pool)
  3. The don’t have long, spreading or creeping roots
  4. They don’t drop leaves, sap, pine cones, etc.
  5. They’re easy to care for

A swimming pool landscaping project will give your outdoor, poolside space a new look and feel and may just save you money on your pool operations over the long run. Call us if you’re considering a landscaping project this summer or fall.