1. Add a Pool Border: When you add a pool border in a color different than the pool, you add a nice pop of color that sets it off from the rest of the pool. Depending on the other décor that you plan to use around it, most used colors are browns, brick reds, and marble colors.
2. Add a Pool Color: The traditional (and very outdated) color for a pool has been white. With so many color options available now, you can have just about any color you desire, giving you that oasis feeling. Coupled with the pool border, you can make some very classy color combinations.
3. Add a Wrap Around: By wrap around, we mean adding in a walking area around the pool in a different material, such as gravel or tumbled shells. Most people have a fence around the pool, and have a lot of unused space from the fence to the pool. Consider a tumbled white gravel or shell like material to give it that beachy feel.
4. Clean Up the Yard: It might sound like a simple task, but those are often the ones that help the most. Remove yard waste and debris, like leaves and sticks, touch up faded paint and replace any broken or damaged lights, fixtures, or hardware that can really cause an eyesore.
5. Add a Seating Area: While you might not have the financial ability to remodel an entire seating area, you can make one rather cheap. Setting up a small outside shade tent, along with some wicker, patio or beach chairs with a table or two, can really bring the space together. Of course, if you have the means to do something more elaborate, it can really boost the value of the backyard space.
6. Add Lighting: If you plan to use the pool during darker hours, consider adding more than just house lights. Solar stems lined along a fence and along walkways, as well as some lighting wrapped through a fence can add for a nice warm effect that brings people in.
Whether you have a large area or something small, even just one of these tips can bring your backyard pool area to life. You don’t have to be a genius to do most of these simple tips either. All you need is a little vision and some patience. Get ready to enjoy your backyard space even more!