I love having a pool in my back yard, but it does require a lot of work during the summer. I have spent a lot of time trying to find ways to reduce the amount of time that goes into taking care of my pool so that I can spend more time enjoying it. During my search, I have learned quite a few short cuts that have reduced the time that it takes me to keep the pool clean and healthy to use. My blog will provide you with all of the tips that will help you decrease the maintenance time for your pool.
If you've decided to go with an above-ground pool, but you're worried about the way it will look, don't be. There are many ways to take your above-ground pool from ordinary to extraordinary in just a few steps. Adding your own unique flair to an above-ground pool just takes a little planning and creativity. Here are just a few things you can do to increase the beauty and usability of above ground swimming pools.
Deck it Out
When it comes to above-ground pools, many people fail to utilize the space around it. Unfortunately, that prevents your pool from becoming the focal point of your backyard. To increase the usable space of your pool, and turn it into a beautiful focal point, be sure to deck it out. Installing a full deck around the perimeter of your pool will give you plenty of space to use for entertaining and for lounging. Not only that, but it will give your above-ground pool the look and feel of an in-ground pool, without the cost.
Set it in Stone
If you don't like the look of above-ground pool frames, give it a whole new look by setting it in stone. Adding a decorate stone facade to the exterior of your swimming pool will give it the unique look you want when you want it to stand out from all the rest. If you prefer the look of natural wood, frame your pool in with a redwood framework. Once you've added a decorate facade to the exterior of your above-ground pool, it will look anything but ordinary.
Light it Up
If you want to make sure that you get full use out of your pool this year, don't forget to light it up. Adding landscaping lights to your yard, and installing pool lights in your above-ground pool, will ensure that you and your family will be able to extend the hours of your daily pool fun, turning it into a place for nighttime fun, as well.
Make it Safe
Of course you want your above-ground pool to look it's best, but you also want it to be safe and secure. The best way to do that is to add security to the area while it's being installed. First, like in-ground pools, your above-ground pool should have a security gate around the perimeter, which includes a locking gate and alarm system. Second, your pool should also include an in-water alarm that alerts whenever the water is disturbed. These features will prevent accidental drownings by keeping kids away from the water when adult supervision isn't present, and alerting you to unexpected activity in the pool.