So you decided to create your own private backyard oasis—and you plan on building a swimming pool to bring your landscape design to life. But what can you expect from such a major landscaping project?
The journey from here can be a long one, but with the right planning and competent contractors, it can also be very rewarding.
The process of digging up your backyard and pouring concrete, then filling it with water, seems easy enough to understand. However, there are a lot of “behind-the-scenes” points that need to be considered in order to keep your stress levels down and for the project to be successful.
We’ve compiled some tips to help you stay prepared:
The typical progression of a pool construction job will be as follows:
No pool is complete without the proper landscaping. Be sure that your pool design includes patios, landscaping, and lighting. Omitting this step will produce a landscape that appears disjointed and, ultimately, ends up over budget because the finishing touches were left out of the initial estimates. Think about furniture and seating, the orientation of the sun, and accessibility when making your decisions for this surrounding area.
Choose accessories such as colorful planters with seasonal flowers for a tropical look. A bar, sno-cone machine cart, towel rack, and storage can also add character to your pool oasis, while improving functionality.
And don’t forget about your fencing! Heights and design styles may vary slightly in each county, so be sure to check the regulations. Or just ask one of our landscape designers during your consultation!
Now that everything is complete, you can schedule your next party, sit back, and enjoy the views your new backyard oasis has to offer. But make sure to keep your pool chemistry in balance! This will help your plaster finish last longer and protect your mechanical pumps from corrosion.
Be sure to hire a qualified landscape team for a hassle-free project; if you pick the wrong firm it can be very costly! But we understand that the selection process can seem confusing, so take your time and think it through carefully. If you’re unsure what to look for, check out these tips for choosing a landscape designer—and if you live in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., area just call us! Botanical Decorators has a reputation as an award-winning landscape design firm with extensive experience in pool design and construction and can help bring your vision for a backyard oasis to life. Contact us to schedule a consultation today!