If you’re planning to install a swimming pool, you should also think of what you’ll surround it with or how you’re going to design the rest of the outdoor space. You might want the landscaping to give the pool more privacy, or you might want to furnish the poolside with comfortable lounge furniture. These considerations will help you have a better idea on the size and dimensions of the pool you will be getting.
When it comes to the poolside retreat, you have the option to add a pergola or to extend or renovate your deck. Here are some ideas when you’re deciding between the two:
Building a Poolside Pergola
A freestanding pergola will feel like an extra room outdoors. You can arrange furniture and other equipment like barbecue grills or a fireplace underneath it, so you can use it for relaxation, entertainment purposes, and food preparation. The pergola shades you (and your items) from the natural elements when you hang out in your backyard. You can extend its shade to cover a part of the pool, so you have some protection from the sun.
Creating a Delightful Deck
A deck, on the other hand, can be an extension of your floor space or an additional living room. You can have the deck furnished, so it overlooks your pool and serves as a Zen spot. Steps leading to the pool or pool areas can also be added to the deck.