Do you have a pool in your backyard? Whether it is an above ground pool, an on-ground pool or an in-ground pool, there’s no need for it to dominate the rest of your landscape unless you want it too. The first landscape item you’ll need to add to a pool is a safety fence.
Pools are considered an “attractive nuisance”, and it doesn’t matter how many “no trespassing” signs you may have on your property. If an intruder child or adult gets into your pool and is harmed you will be sued for negligence. The only way to protect yourself is to have a fence surrounding the pool.
Landscaping around an above ground pool is quite different than around one that is on-ground or in-ground. The above ground pool is so huge and dominating that there’s not really any way you can minimize it, so why not place potted plants around it. Whatever you have around your pool furniture or other ornamentation make sure you place these items more than four feet away from the edge of the pool. This will prevent people from accidentally tripping. Have a little shed where you can place all the tools needed to care for your pool and replace them as soon as you’re done using them. Make sure the shed has a lock on it, as you’ll be storing chemicals inside it and you don’t want them to disappear.
Wicker furniture placed strategically around the pool, perhaps a table with an umbrella pole in the middle those are the traditional sights seen around a pool. But you can add so much more a border of decorative stone, potted plants, statuary even a fireplace. You’ll want to enjoy your pool for a long time to come. So, safety first, and esthetic values second. But with a little imagination, you can make your pool the shining jewel in your landscape.