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Top 5 Backyard Oasis Tips

Who wouldn’t love to have their own private outdoor haven?

Having a pool in your backyard is a big win on its own. Your own pool gives you a place to chill, relax, and exercise in private. But how do you take your swimming pool to the next level? How does it go from being a feature to becoming a destination? Creating dazzling backyard environments is our specialty, and we’re here to share our expertise with you. Here are our top 5 backyard oasis tips.

1)Think Organically In Regards To Pool Shape And Entrance. Every YMCA pool has the same rectangular shape. Creating an organic shape to your pool border makes it feel less man made and more naturally occurring. Another way to diminish the look of a rigid border is to construct a more sloping beach type entrance into your pool, as opposed to traditional steps. Here’s a perfect example of both organic shape and smooth entry.

backyard oasis tips

2) Select A Pool Finish That Matches Your Destination. Close your eyes and imagine yourself at your ultimate getaway. Are you underneath the shade of a cabana enjoying the aquamarine waves of the Caribbean? Perhaps you’ve stepped off white steps straight into the brilliant blue of the Aegean Sea. Whether you escape to an ocean or a lagoon, there’s always a pool finish that will mimmic its aura. The white finish below creates the feel of a Grecian spa.

backyard oasis tips

3) Add Extra Water Features. When imagining your ideal vacation, there is one thing that will definitely be there – a relaxing water sound. Babbling brooks and gentle waves help to clear the mind and calm the soul. Any added water features, such as fountains and waterfalls, will not only up your backyard’s wow factor, but will also help assure your mind that you’re truly on vacation. Plenty of natural looking hardscaping paired with a waterfall creates instant oasis.

backyard oasis tips

4) Integrate A Pool Spa. Attaching a smaller pool onto your main pool creates an intimate spot within your getaway. Be that as it may, don’t just connect your spa pool. Harmonize your spa into your pool so that the entire setting feels unified. Below it’s hard to see where the spa stops and the pool begins.

backyard oasis tips

5) Go Over The Top With Greenery. When it comes to creating your backyard oasis there is no such thing as too much nature. In other words, when in doubt add more plants. A mixture of foliage, such as trees, potted flowers, vines, and shrubs, creates the feel of a genuinely natural locale. Don’t just plant trees. Grow flowering vines up the trunks. Selecting tropical plants is also an easy way to bring the tropics to your home. Here is a backyard that’s really growing a beautiful combination of plants.

backyard oasis tips

Any of these tips are going to enhance your backyard environment. Combine some or all of them to design your ultimate setting. Look at how this pool environment has followed every tip on our list, and is now more than just a swimming pool.

backyard oasis tips

Think of where you dream of going… now make it happen!


Mark Bailey
Mark Bailey has been a member of the ASI Pool Plastering & Renovation team for many years. He is dedicated to quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction. His blogging on pool plastering, renovation and remodeling all stems from his extensive knowledge and experience creating the perfect oasis for any project.

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