Now that summer is just around the corner, you may be wondering how to prepare your pool for this fun time of the year. After all, no summer would ever be complete without hours of fun in the pool to cool off and beat the scorching heat of the sun. Consider these smart ideas on how to bump up your swimming pool game this year.
Install landscaping and patios around your swimming pool
Professional landscaping for your pool area can offer a brilliant makeover before summer starts. Upgrading or updating your pool deck material to a modern concrete paver, for instance, can pack a huge punch both aesthetically and functionally. Top off your new paver patio with lush plantings that are perfect for your Dutchess County home. Locations like Hopewell Junction, Fishkill, Wappingers Falls, and Lagrangeville are perfect for planting Boxwoods, English Lavender, and Spirea—so don’t hold back! Also be sure to consider an outdoor lighting system that will allow you to enjoy your outdoor space well after the sun goes down.
Refinishing Your Dutchess County Swimming Pool
Perhaps your pool is in need of a little TLC. One of the most common upgrades, with perhaps the largest impact, is refinishing the interior of your pool. If you have a liner swimming pool, replacing the liner can make the pool look brand new. For gunite pools, refinishing the pool is a bit more elaborate but also offers an opportunity to add some new tile finishes as well. Getting these updates complete before the prime swimming time arrives here in the Hudson Valley ensures you will maximize the use of your pool.
Create an Island-Themed Swimming Pool Area
Adding a little spice to your outdoor pool space can be a great way to keep the family engaged! The kids will love creating your very own island paradise right in your backyard. Set up a lovely hammock, get some nice plants for a lush paradise-like yard, and hang exotic outdoor lights. Throw in some tiki torches on the concrete pavers leading to the pool, and maybe put some colorful flowering plants in pots all over the place. In an instant, you can have a gorgeous swimming pool that resembles an island getaway in the Caribbean!
Get Your Modern On
Changing the décor of your swimming pool area is another great way to get ready for summer fun. Go modern this year by adding clean-lined accessories like furniture accents, outdoor pillows, outdoor rugs, and potted plants in modern planters. Keep the accessories that you collect over the years so that making the décor change isn’t as costly each year.
Covered Poolside Seating Area
Summer is all about fun and excitement. But sometimes you just need a break from that strong Dutchess County sunshine! Consider adding a shaded seating area with lounge chairs and/or built-in seating. While sunbathing is sure to be a popular activity while sitting poolside, allowing guests to take a break in the shade will extend the amount of time they can enjoy the swimming pool area. Pergolas over a concrete paver patio is a very popular way to bring shaded seating to the party. Add a retractable shade on the top to increase the shade-on-demand effect and enjoy a great book poolside.