There’s no doubt about it, the quintessential dream landscape always includes a pool. The difference between the extraordinary and the ordinary, however, is in how everything works together. A backyard pool that works with the other features of the backyard – and your needs – is one that is ideal in beauty and function. Our award-winning team is expert in creating stunning pool landscaping designs, fully customized for you and your property.
We’ll work with you to plan out your space, making sure it’s maximized for your enjoyment and desired lifestyle. It can be tempting to rush to get your new pool in the ground, to be using it as soon as possible, but the possibilities for the whole backyard become much more restricted once the pool is already in place. Take that extra time for careful planning and you will get the right pool, in the right spot, with the right pool landscape surrounding it. We’re here to help – it’s that attention to detail that we’re known for.
With a sense for your vision and ideas we’ll consider several things in your pool landscaping design:
- Type of inground pool (sizing, curvature, layout and proportions)
- Surrounding hardscape – pavers, natural stone, waterfalls, etc.
- Surveys of the property for geographical considerations
- Existing services – where are things like a/c units, wells, septic beds, gas and electrical lines run?
- Are complementary structures needed, like pool sheds or cabanas?
- Are there backyard features that may be added in the future that we should consider now?
- Gardens and softscapes that will best suit your property conditions and maintenance preferences.
Choosing the right pool
Whether custom manufactured or a standard design, your choice of inground pool is an important one. The possibilities in pool types are virtually limitless today with features once only seen at luxury resorts – specialty spa pools incorporated into the larger pool, vanishing-edge pools, and even shallow water areas for lounge chairs. We provide the best in pools today, having built solid relationships with the best pool companies in the area.
The size, shape and materials chosen for your pool will impact the theme of your overall landscaping plan. Geometric-shaped pool designs often translate into a trendy, contemporary landscape look. A freeform-shaped pool design will soften the look of the surrounding landscape and create a more natural feel overall. Pool depth and shallow areas affect the location of patio areas, accompanying plantings and perimeter fencing.
The hardscape features that extend from your pool are often the materials that really make your pool landscaping design come alive! Consider things like:
Natural rockery and stone-built waterfalls that feature tiered steps, spouts, troughs and spillways to move water around and into pools. Cascading water, natural rock and stonework always add value and richness to the space.
Coping, or stone accents around the pool perimeter, complement the shape of the inground pool and patio area with varying hues and textures. Some examples of coping materials are natural flagstone and ledgerock .
Patio materials are most commonly paving stone or natural flagstone, but poured concrete and exposed aggregate are also seeing a resurgence in popularity. Patterned concrete and a wide variety of colour options are also available. For more info on patios, check out our backyard patios page.
Cedar Springs has thousands of landscape projects – and happy homeowners – behind us. Before diving head first into getting a pool, give us a call and see how designing the pool landscaping at the same time will deliver the ultimate backyard getaway.