Since many parts of North Carolina and South Carolina enjoy temperate weather for most of the year, it’s not uncommon for people to look to buy homes that have backyard pools (or to add them themselves!) If you have a pool, but you know the area surrounding it could both look nicer and be more functional, this is the guide for you. As you continue reading, you will find some great tips to help you improve your home’s pool area so your family and friends will love it even more than they do now.
Have a patio installed
Sometimes, people want to be able to lounge by the pool without getting in it. This is often the case, for instance, for parents of children who need to be able to see their sons and daughters, but may not want to get in on the action in the water themselves all the time. Adding a patio around your pool is a great solution. If you have enough space, you can even extend the patio far enough that you can sit out of the potential “splash zone” if you so desire. If, of course, you have very young kids, they should always have parental supervision while they are in the water.
Your patio can surround your entire pool or be positioned off of just one side. The larger the space is, of course, the more you’ll have to pay, so it’s important to figure out what your budget is first. You’ll also have to determine if you want your newly remodeled outdoor living space to include any other amenities, such as a grilling area or a fire pit.
Construct a pool deck
This tip is for those who have above-ground pools, which can present a design challenge. These kinds of pools are efficient, not to mention significantly cheaper than inground options, but they can also be aesthetically unappealing on their own. Have a pool deck built around your above-ground pool is a great way to add a place for seating and hanging out while improving the appearance of your entire yard. To ensure that your new pool deck is safe and solid, make sure you hire a professional contractor to do the work for you.
Design a pool house
The idea of a pool house might seem like something you would only see in the Hamptons, but the truth is that these structures can be useful for any family with a pool, particularly if you have a lot of property and your pool isn’t directly next to your house. Your pool house can be quite simple, with just a changing area, a storage cabinet for towels, and a small bathroom, or extremely elaborate. The choice is yours, depending on your lifestyle and your budget.
These are just a few ways to make your pool area more functional and enjoyable for everyone who uses it. Make sure you work with a contractor or a landscape designer who can help you put together a design plan that will truly meet your needs for years to come. Once you take on a big project like this, you don’t want to have to make changes to it anytime soon!