leaning out the pool

Whether your yard is the size of a postage stamp, excessively narrow, or you have many other needs for your outdoor space, a pool is still an option to beat the summer heat. Just think “long and lean.”

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Water features have become a much-admired landscaping feature, adding value to your property. Consider adding a waterfall or two to the design.

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Create an interplay of materials, such as a wood deck and stone or concrete surround.

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Greenery adds a more peaceful element. However, consider the types of flora and fauna carefully if you don’t want to be constantly cleaning leaves and other natural debris from the pool.

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Create visual interest by varying heights of the different zones within your yard.

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Consider building a bench with removable cushions into the pool’s ledge for extra seating.

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Melbourne lap pool.

Lap pools can be easier to cover and hide. Invest in a hard cover that can completely cover the pool, greatly increasing your usable space when the pool is not in use. Hard covers also act as a safety feature for children and adventurous pets.

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Get the best of both worlds and bookend the lap pool with a hot tub.

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Add lighting for safe enjoyment, day or night.

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A pop of red is always welcome!

Happy summer!!

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