Your swimming area is a big investment for your house. If you get the landscape design right, your swimming pool area can look like a slice of paradise right outside your door.
Nautilus Pools are based in Noosa, and can provide assistance when it comes to designing, implementing and renovating your outdoor pool area.
Here are some tips and ideas which will be useful if you are looking to design the landscape of your swimming pool:
Compatibility with Rest of the House
Take note of the colours, textures and patterns of straight lines and curves in your house, consider too, nearby structures such as gardens and lawns. Working with these same colours and patterns, will not only ensure compatibility and continuity but help your swimming area to fit seamlessly into your outdoor sapce.
Choice of Plants for your Swimming Pool
Plants not only soften the lines of your swimming pool equipment but also provide privacy and help the pool area blend in with the landscape. If you are looking for a low-maintenance landscape design for your swimming pool then opt for broad-leafed evergreens, ornamental grasses, and ground covers.
It is always useful to have one or more trees that don’t drop leaves to provide shade on hot days without blocking the sun on cooler days. When it comes to swimming pool plants, avoid deciduous trees, plants that bear fruit, have thorns or prickles, or develop invasive root systems that can cause damage and debris to the pool.
Importance of Fences
If you have small children or pets at home, then a fence is not only the law but essential for safety reasons. If you have the option of locking up the entire pool area, then it will give you peace of mind. A fence will also prevent accidents. If you get the design of the fence right, it can also provide privacy, but you must ensure your fence meets the regulations. Nautilus are well placed to advise you on the laws regarding fences in your local area.
Outdoor Lighting for your Swimming Pool
Outdoor lighting is another vital feature when it comes to safety. There should be lights at the pool’s deep end, on the steps, and around the perimeter. We use quality LED recessed lights for your pool and are available as a single colour or multicolour.