Poolside Landscape Design Ideas

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The right landscaping around your pool can create intrigue and fascination. Nothing enhances the beauty of an in-ground swimming pool like an innovative landscape design. Achieving a breathtaking outdoor space takes more than plants – lighting, fireplaces, cooking areas and more contribute to the perfect ambiance.

Cooking Areas

Turn your poolside into an entertainment center by adding a cabana or a stone grilling area. A built-in bar is perfect for mixing mojitos, margaritas and rum runners. A well-built poolside cooking area blends style and function, taking into consideration how much space you need, how you’ll use the area, design preferences and more.

Interior Pool Finish

The right swimming pool finish sets the tone for your pool. Select a light-colored pool liner to give your pool a sparkling turquoise appeal, choose a dark-colored finish for a cool, subdued tint. Most pool builders work with a variety of brands, finishes, and materials.


The right pool or landscape lighting can transform an evening poolside into an oasis under the stars. Pool landscape lighting can illuminate your swimming pool, accentuate your plants and hardscape, and create dazzling underwater effects. Fiber optics can add a sparkle to your pool’s perimeter and landscape.


Backyard fireplaces give your outdoor oasis a warm, inviting ambiance. You and your guests can enjoy an evening by the pool as firelight dances on the water. Choose a fireplace design that reflects your yard’s style and suits your family’s needs. Whether you use your fireplace for warmth after a day of swimming, for cooking, or merely for the ambiance, it’s an investment that will yield many returns.


Fencing is both a pool safety measure and a design feature. As you work with your pool landscape designer, be sure to incorporate fencing into your design. A fence can protect you from intruders and keep children and animals from accidentally wandering into your pool. The right fence can also add privacy and serve as a stylish backdrop to plants and other greenscape features.

Greenscapes and Hardscapes

Tropical plants give your pool landscaping a summery Caribbean vibe. Choose lush palms and bold-colored flowers with rich greenery. Landscaping with natural or artificial rocks can create an equatorial backdrop. You could even build a waterfall into your pool or incorporate a stone design into your pool slide.



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