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Swimming Pool Features and Design Ideas

Attention to detail is one of the most important aspects of poolscaping. The days when all you had to do was add a basic diving board to your pool are long gone. There are a number of features like waterfalls, rocks and waterslides that you can include to make your pool look great. Read on for some great tips in enhance your pool area. Tips to keep in mind How about giving your pool a beach-like spin? You could have a beach entry to your pool with a natural and gradual slope and no ladders or stairs. Benches, ledges … Read More

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Pool Patio Ideas You Can Use

The patio is a crucial part of your poolscape and its design largely decides how you spend your time by the pool. The patio design is also a reflection of your personality and lifestyle. You can use it for a range of activities like relaxing, dining and sunbathing. Here are some pool patio ideas you could use to spruce up your pool landscape. The bistro-style patio You would need small bistro tables and French woven bistro chairs to achieve a Parisian sidewalk-type look. Chequered tablecloths, a bunch of flowers on the table will complete the look. An outdoor bar … Read More

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Maintenance of your Pool Deck

Landscaping your pool area and choosing the right themes and designs is fun, but it is equally important to maintain your yard. One of the areas of the poolside that requires special attention is the deck, which sees the maximum footfalls, water splashes and wear and tear. You would need to clean and disinfect the deck often to ensure there is no dirt or infection-causing bacteria or viruses. Another important aspect is to keep the surface wiped and dry. The cleaning process differs from one surface to another. There are wooden decks, stone, cement, ceramic tiles, rubber, brick et … Read More

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Getting Your Pool Deck Design Right

You could use a combination of material for the deck. For instance, brick, stone and wood tends to bring a special look to your pool and patio area. Read More

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How to Convert Your Poolside into a Tropical Retreat

Bamboo, palms, pineapples, bright flowers amidst lush greenery and blue skies… a confluence of bright tones such as green, blue and purples. You get it, we are talking tropical. Here are ways to convert your poolside into a tropical retreat with some simple steps. The first thought that comes to mind is the vegetation. You can use palms as part of the landscape if you live in a region that is favorable for their growth. If not you could have plants that have huge leaves, banana, shrubs with bright colored flowers such as hibiscuses. Maybe you could have a … Read More

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How to Ensure Privacy Around Your Pool

Landscaping your pool area is an incomplete affair if not enough attention has been paid towards providing privacy. Your pool landscape may have great design, excellent plants and lighting, but if you are going to feel uncomfortable while swimming or just relaxing with your family and friends after a swim, all the ideating and designing goes for a toss. Plants and structures For you and your family to feel there is no intrusion into your space from nosy neighbors, your landscaper could use plants to create privacy. Plants not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of the place but also … Read More

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Lighting Ideas for Your Outdoor Pool

Appropriate lighting for your pool and the landscape will not only ensure that you can use the pool at night, but will also add aesthetic value to your entire yard. Given the ideal landscape and a great pool design, it can be enchanting to walk by the pool at night with the lights turned on at strategic locations. When it comes to in-ground pool areas, earlier, two big lights fixed to the wall were used for swimming at night. However, today, LED lights have transformed the way pool lighting is done. You could install them in pipes that are … Read More

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Plants to Use for Pool Landscaping

Landscaping your outdoor pool area is not just about getting the design and structural details of the pool right. It is also about choosing the right plants for the vicinity. The decision does not depend on your personal choices, it depends on what plants suit the local temperature, kind of soil and water. Considerable research is required before you decide what kid of plants to grow near your pool. Some helpful tips: Here are some tips you should keep in mind: When you choose flowering plants, you have to make sure they do not attract bees. Bees around the … Read More

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Building an Outdoor Kitchen 101

The kitchen is the heart of any person’s house. Whenever you feel hungry or thirsty, having a kitchen nearby makes a huge difference. Read More

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Dress up your Swimming Pool Patio this Summer

As a final touch, you could consider adding some decorative tiles to make your swimming pool patio absolutely ready for a party or a family gathering! Read More

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