When it comes to spending time in the pool, there are a number of factors that can either add to your overall enjoyment of the experience. The first one we covered in this article series was encouraging a more exciting activity level by including a water slide. The second factor we dealt with was adding to your pool’s aesthetics with water features and upgraded lighting. Next, we discussed adding comfort and class with a swim up bar and sun shelves. In this last article, we’ll share a practical idea for organization and storage, as well as one more way you can enhance your pool area’s overall appearance.
Keep your Pool Area Neat & Organized with a Convenient Poolside Cabana
Adding a cabana to your patio is a smart way to keep it clear of miscellaneous items. You can use part of the cabana to house unused pool toys, floats, and other pool supplies. Another section of the small shed can be used for changing in and out of swimsuits. You could even install a shower for rinsing off before and after swimming. This will save you and your guests the trouble of having to walk through the house dripping wet to change after going for a dip in the pool.
You could store extra beach towels, water bottles, snack bags, sample sized sunscreen containers, and magazines for guests to use. A cabana stocked with supplies is especially helpful for large pool parties where it’s easy for people to misplace and forget their towels and pool-related accessories. You could simply let your guests know in advance that they don’t need to bring towels and sunscreen from home.
Landscape & Furnish Your Pool Area to Create a Classy Look
Our last suggestion for upgrading your pool for the new season is to add some landscaping and comfortable furnishings to your yard and patio area. When it comes to landscaping, you can go as simple or as elaborate as you’d like. Rather than just surrounding your pool with a generic lawn filled with grass, you could set up a flower garden, rock garden, or some large potted plants. The plants you choose to include can go a long way toward creating the ambiance you desire.
Whether it be the look of a rainforest with palm trees and lush tropical flowers, or the appearance of a desert with cacti, rocks, and aloe plants, the choice is up to you. Practically speaking, it makes sense to go with plants you know will perform well in your particular climate zone. If you don’t want to have much extra work to do taking care of plants, ask an expert at your local home and garden store for advice on low-maintenance landscaping ideas.
As far as outdoor furnishing goes, once again, the number and style of the pieces you choose can reflect your own personal taste and preferences. You could go with a rustic look by choosing wood or wrought iron. Or perhaps choose wicker and floral patterned cushions for a shabby chic or country appearance. Adding a fire pit to your patio can create the ideal poolside space for your friends and family to gather when they leave the pool after a fun-filled day of swimming.
Hopefully, this article series has given you some new ideas for transforming your pool this summer. Feel free to pick and choose the ones you like best, and to use them as a springboard for your own creativity.
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