Six Pool Landscaping ideas for your pool

When renovating or building a pool, ensuring you have great ideas for your pool landscaping is important. Landscaping around a pool can enhance the overall aesthetics of your outdoor space while also addressing practical considerations for safety and maintenance. Whether you’re revamping an existing pool area or planning a new one, thoughtful design can transform your outdoor space into a personal haven of relaxation and style. Here are several landscaping ideas to consider when planning pool landscaping.


  • Choose a cohesive design that complements your home’s architecture and the overall theme of your outdoor space, whether it’s tropical, modern, Mediterranean.
  • Incorporate a variety of textures, colours, and shapes to create visual interest.


  • Ensure plants compliment the theme and character of your new pool landscape.
  • Consider wind patterns and sun exposure to determine the best placement of plants and seating areas therefore utilising the best use of shade and privacy.
  • Be mindful of how close plantings are to the pool to avoid issues with roots damaging the pool structure whilst still allowing enough space for the growth of the plant.
  • Choose plants that won’t shed excessive leaves or has small leaves to debris into the pool, reducing maintenance efforts.


  • Strategically plant trees, and shrubs, or install privacy screens to create a more secluded and intimate pool area.
  • Consider the height and density of vegetation or screening to achieve the desired level of privacy.

Water Features

  • Explore the addition of water features such as fountains, waterfalls, or decorative pools or ponds to enhance the ambience.
  • Ensure that any water features are well-integrated into the overall design and do not obstruct the pool’s functionality.

Seating and Relaxation Areas

  • Ensure there are areas for comfortable seating and lounging spaces around the pool.
  • Consider adding shaded areas with umbrellas, pergolas, awnings, or planting for relief from the sun.


  • Lighting needs to be considered for both safety and ambience. This could include pathway lighting, underwater pool lights, and accent lighting for plants and structures.
  • Choose energy-efficient and weather-resistant fixtures.

Through careful consideration of these factors, you can create a poolside landscape that is both functional and visually appealing. Consultation with a professional designer offers you personalised advice for the best results based on your specific space and preferences, ensuring that all the above criteria are being considered.

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