Above Ground Pool Ideas

Tuesday, 02nd Jul 2019 in News

Who says you can’t have beauty on a budget? In an ideal world, we’d have all the space and budget in the world to create the swimming pool of our dreams. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. So here at Blue Cube Direct, we’ve put together a list of above ground pool ideas for you to live lavishly, whilst not completely breaking the bank! Let’s find out how you can achieve elegance, and tranquility from these wonderful ideas for smaller above ground pools.

Who says you can’t have beauty on a budget? In an ideal world, we’d have all the space and budget in the world to create the swimming pool of our dreams. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. So here at Blue Cube Direct, we’ve put together a list of above ground pool ideas for you to live lavishly, whilst not completely breaking the bank! Let’s find out how you can achieve elegenance, and tranquility from these wonderful ideas for smaller above ground pools.

But before we move on, let’s run through some of the many benefits of having an above ground pool vs the traditional in-ground, counterpart. 

  1. The first and foremost benefit to choosing an above ground over an in-ground swimming pool is, of course, from a financial standpoint. Due to the size of the pool, you’ll save on initial costs as well as maintenance costs when it comes to chemicals etc. Also, when opting for an above ground pool, you’re going to be saving on construction costs; hiring a swimming pool contractors, building materials, machinery, etc.
  2. Above ground pools have the same features as in-ground pools. Although smaller in size, many of the same features can be applied to an above ground pool. Waterfalls, fountains, spas, swim jets etc.
  3. As you would expect, above ground pools are much easier to install and therefore the process from delivery to time relaxing on a hot summer’s day, is a lot shorter. 

Above Ground Pools – Decking

Submerging your pool into decking is very trendy and is one of the most popular above ground pool ideas this year. By surrounding your wooden pool with decking, you’re provided with a practical solution to pool safety, maintenance, as well as aesthetics. Here’s an example of a DIY pool submerged in decking.

Through the use of decking, this above ground pool perfectly compliments the surrounding tiered landscape. Both elegant and simple.

Above Ground Pools – Landscaping

As many of the more green-fingered pool owners will know, pool landscaping is about more than just planting some flowers here and there. It’s about planning, being creative, and making a tranquil environment for you to relax and enjoy some downtime. 

When selecting plants it’s important to look out for the following:

  • Ease of maintenance – Your pool will require a lot of TLC itself, so you might want to think about incorporating easy to maintain plants surrounding your pool.
  • Privacy – By selecting the right plants you can ensure that you get the best level of privacy around your pool area.
  • Variety, texture & scent.
  • Size and shape of the landscaped area.

Some great options for planting to be considered are; Succulents, Ornamental Grasses, Vines, Carefully chosen trees, Container and potted plants.

There are many messy plants that you certainly don’t want near pools. But the above categories should help get you on your way.

Above Ground Pools To Consider

There are many options of above ground pools to consider for your garden. As mentioned earlier, the main benefits of above ground pools are around price and turnaround time. We’d recommend a wooden pool if you’re considering buying an above ground swimming pool. We have a wide range of DIY pools and luxury wooden pools to consider.

For more information on above ground pools, get in touch.