When the cost of an in-ground pool does not meet the budget, an above-ground version is often chosen. Not only is it cheaper, it takes less time to install. The drawbacks of above-ground pools are the standard shapes, non-customizable structures, and lowered aesthetic appeal. However, there are several easy ways to turn an above-ground pool into a visual masterpiece.
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Step 1: Use an acrylic water-based pool paint to paint the pool. To ensure the best results, follow the instructions on the paint label.
Step 2: Build a deck that surrounds the swimming pool. Install a ramp or stairs that lead to cabana. Use lattice to cover the sides of the pool. This camouflages the area but also provides easy access to the pool sides when necessary.
Step 3: Create a decorative area by fencing off the pool. This adds safety and creates another landscaping focal point. Select decorative fencing that coordinates with the remainder of the landscaping.
Step 4: Plant flowers and plants around the pool, surrounding the area with texture and color. This makes the pool blend into the surrounding landscape, allowing it to look like a natural part of the backyard.
Step 5: Add one or more tables, chairs, and benches around the pool. When they are not swimming, people can lounge in the sun or enjoy their lunch.
Step 6: Install outdoor solar lighting around the perimeter of the pool. This enables you to enjoy the pool area at night.
Step 7: In the area leading to the stairs or ramp to the pool, add landscape ornaments like pavers, statues, and even an additional water feature. Let your personality show, just as you do with other areas of the yard.