Make a Bigger Splash with Long Island Poolscaping!
Having a pool at your home is a great experience, but what completes the experience is poolscaping to tie all the elements together. Poolscaping can turn a drab outdoor pool into an exciting living and party area that will make a splash with your friends and neighbors.
There are numerous materials and color palettes used for poolscaping. Choices include natural stone for waterfalls or seating areas, interlocking pavers, cast stone for steps or other transitions, and manufactured concrete walls or structural elements. Pool enhancements can include raised seating, built-in spas, wide steps into the pool, or waterfalls. Textures are important to provide non-slippery walking areas for safety.
As important as the materials used are the colors you choose. Warmer climates can favor lighter colors to prevent overheated walking surfaces, or you might choose colors resembling natural stone or a sand-colored desert landscape. The look can be enhanced by using contrasting colors to accent desired areas.
When designing a poolscape, Long Island Poolscapes will work with the owner to design areas for comfortable living in proximity to the pool. Options can include a pergola, dining table with umbrella, outdoor bar or even a full kitchen, a fire pit for cooler evenings, or a built-in barbeque grill. An advantage of building living areas near the pool is it allows adults to relax while being nearby to monitor children.
One concern of owners is that a poolscape will obstruct access to the pool’s utilities or maintenance areas. Long Island Poolscapes carefully designs all areas to keep easy access to filters, valves, or other pool equipment. In addition, pavers are placed on bedding sand without the use of mortar, so it is quite easy to remove and replace them as needed for future maintenance.
Contact Long Island Poolscapes today to turn your pool into a total outdoor living and play area. With the right poolscape, you can enjoy your pool year round and add great value to your property at the same time. View dream backyards we’ve created for our clients in our poolscaping gallery!