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5 Features for the Perfect Pool Area

Now that Memorial Day has passed and your pool is officially open for the summer, it’s time to start enjoying the sun and fun of the summer! But before you get too far in the summer, ask yourself: are you totally happy with your pool deck? Your pool area should be a central hub for fun, friends, and family. But often, this area falls short due to lack of shade, structure, or seating.

That’s where Four Seasons comes in. Your home pool should be your own luxurious oasis for yourself, your family, and your friends, so make sure you’re getting the most out of the area that you can! Here are five must-have additions that will take your pool area to the next level.

1.) A Covered Area

Avoid the hot Maryland summer sun by constructing a shaded awning or structure on your pool deck. It’s common for pool owners to assume that they don’t need any shade on their deck, or that umbrellas will cut it for a brief respites from the sun. But that’s simply not the case! Having no shade will lead your pool-goers sunburnt and willing to cut the time outside short, while umbrellas can blow away during the frequent (and sudden!) summer storms we see here in Maryland. Instead, add a covered area for your family and guests to relax in the shade while still enjoying the poolside view.

2.) Poolside Plants

Not only can poolside plants add natural shade, but they also create the feel of a lagoon-style getaway. By adding some of our great flowers, trees, and shrubs to your pool deck area, you’ll add some necessary color that can contrast beautifully with the blue of your pool. Available plants for your pool area include:

  • Azaleas
  • Hydrangeas
  • Cherry trees
  • Plum trees
  • Redbud trees
  • Dogwood trees
  • Crape Myrtle trees
  • And more!

3.) A Natural Wall

We can plant beautiful trees to create a natural barrier around your pool for maximum privacy. By installing these trees, you can seclude your pool to a private area of your yard, giving it an intimate feel. If you want increased privacy for your pool area, we can install any of the following trees:

  • Arborvitae (Green Gitant)
  • Cyptomeria Japonica
  • Leyland Cypress

These are tall trees that will create a natural wall around one or more sides of your pool.

4.) A Fire Pit

This is perfect after a relaxing night swim. Just imagine hopping out of your pool, wrapping yourself in a towel, and sitting in front of a warm fire while drying off. When you add a fire pit, not only will your pool deck be the hot spot of any get-together you have, but it will also become your favorite place to unwind after a long summer day. Learn more about our fire pits here.

5.) An Outdoor Kitchen

If you want the peak of luxury for your pool deck, the only choice is an outdoor kitchen. Make the pool deck the central hub of the party by being able to cook and serve food all from the heart of the party. We’re experts at installing outdoor kitchens and making them look great. Visit our portfolio to see some of our completed outdoor kitchen areas!

Contact Four Seasons for Pool Deck Landscaping

When you choose Four Seasons, the possibilities for your pool deck are nearly limitless. Contact Four Seasons today to learn more about how we can renovate your Maryland pool area!

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