Options for Above-Ground Swimming Pools

paradise-4Above-ground swimming pools are the less expensive, and easier version of the classic in-ground pool. They are great fun, but some folks are uneasy about this option because there is a misconception that above-ground swimming pool are unattractive. The good news is that this is not true at all. These days, there are so many different options in placing and landscaping of your above-ground swimming pool, that it is very easy to make it look beautiful. Here are a few ideas on how to set up your backyard oasis:

Backyard Haven
If you have a large backyard, this idea is possible for you. The backyard haven swimming pool is typically set far away from the house in its own corner. This makes the pool its very own little paradise. It is a good idea to build a deck and a fence around it to make it safe for children and animals.

Enclosed Above-Ground Swimming Pool
This style is perfect for those who want privacy in their backyard while swimming in the pool. There is usually a high wall or fence all around the pool, giving that enclosed feeling. This makes you feel like you are in an entirely different place while swimming. If your walls or fence are made to look attractive, it will make your whole backyard look beautiful.

Pool With a Multi-Level Deck
Building a deck around your swimming pool with multiple levels makes it look like an in-ground swimming pool. If your deck is made of wood, then it will automatically be slip-resistant.

Kid’s Paradise Pool
If you are building your pool for children, then you do not need to worry about the aesthetics as much as you must worry about fun and safety. Pools for children often have a slide and tons of toys! There may even be a diving board if the pool is deep enough. Of course, a fence is necessary.

Somewhat Above-Ground Pool
Some people do not prefer the look of an entirely above-ground swimming pool, so they dig a little bit and place the pool about halfway under the ground or less. This make the pool easier to get in and out of.

Decked-Out Pool
The size of the deck around your pool is essentially your choice. Some people choose to make it very large, covering much more ground than just the ground around their swimming pool. Having a deck helps to make your backyard look much more attractive.

Plant-Covered Pool
If you are not a fan of the look of the deck around a swimming pool, you can beautify your pool by simply placing potted plants around the perimeter. When choosing the plants that you want to place, you should be cautious to only choose the plants that do not shed leaves on a regular basis. If your plants are constantly making a mess, you will have to clean up in and around your pool daily.

If you want to have a beautiful above-ground swimming pool in your backyard, you can use any of the options listed above to make it happen.