5 Ideas for Bold Landscaping for Your Above Ground Pool

Installing a beautiful Doughboy® pool is step one when you want to create a refreshing backyard oasis. To complete your backyard transformation, lovely landscaping for your above ground pool is the next step. A durable, high-quality Doughboy pool plus beautiful landscaping equals a backyard you’ll love to spend time in! 

When it comes to choosing the right landscaping for your pool area, there are plenty of options so you can create just the look and functionality that you love. 

Wooden Deck

Doughboy Pool with a Wooden Deck

Adding a wooden deck around your above ground pool can instantly make it look more upscale. Not only does it give you a dedicated outdoor area for entertainment, but it also serves as a convenient, slip-resistant transition zone for you to get in and out of the pool. When designing your decking, remember to choose a material that is durable and can stand up to heat, moisture, and frequent foot traffic.

Privacy Screens

Above Ground Pool with Privacy Screen

Feel like the neighbors are a little too close for comfort? Privacy screens are a simple fix. There are several easy-to-install products on the market that can help you create a secluded pool area away from prying eyes. Examples include retractable screens, fence panels with integrated trellises, and even custom-built wooden barriers.

Creative Lighting

Creative Lighting Around a Doughboy Pool

Don’t let the pool party stop when the sun goes down! Adding some creative lighting around your above ground pool makes an otherwise ordinary pool area look magical. You can get creative with lighting by using string lights, small lanterns, underwater LED lights, or outdoor torches. You can even install colored lights that can change with the flick of a switch for a festive and colorful vibe.

Rock Garden Landscaping

Above Ground Pool in a Rock Garden

Enhancing your above ground pool with rock gardens will not only give your pool area a clean, virtually maintenance-free look but also bring in the therapeutic and calming element of nature. Rocks come in different colors, shapes, and sizes and can be arranged in so many ways to complement your pool area. Consider adding some potted plants and shrubs to create a more layered effect. Opt for plants that are low-maintenance and can withstand the pool’s environment, such as succulents, ornamental grasses, or evergreen shrubs.

Landscaping Plants Around Your Pool

Doughboy Pools with Plants

Adding plants around your above ground pool brings life, color, and beauty to the area. When choosing plants, opt for those that can handle the pool’s environment, including heat, sunlight, and occasional splashes of water.

Some excellent options for planting around your pool, depending on the zone you live in, include ornamental grasses, tall shrubs, and flowering plants such as hydrangeas, daylilies, or hibiscus. Aim for a mix of textures and heights to create visual interest.

Remember to select plants that are not too messy, as falling leaves or flower petals can end up in your pool. Additionally, avoid planting trees with invasive root systems that may disrupt the pool structure. Be mindful of the space and choose plants that won’t overcrowd the pool area, allowing enough space for movement and lounging.

Whatever landscaping options you choose, remember to choose materials, designs, and plants that are both stylish and functional and that cater to your family’s needs. With a little creativity and planning, you can easily create a stunning, inviting, and comfortable space around your above ground pool. Be sure to check with your local authorized Doughboy dealer for lights, screens, and other features to complement your landscaping for your above ground pool. 

For help planning your backyard pool area and landscaping, download our Imagine Pool Planning Pak. It offers suggestions for picking the best Doughboy pool and accessories for your yard, provides tips for installation and landscaping, and includes graphs for designing your backyard oasis. 

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