I love designing poolscapes for my clients. It’s just plain fun. It’s fun because I can really get my creative juices flowing. Today, the landscape designer’s palette includes more elements and more choices than ever before. Remember that old saying: If you can conceive it, you can achieve it? That pretty much sums it up when it comes to designing poolscapes. If you have an idea—we can probably create it for you.
Here are just some of the things that you might want to consider in dreaming up the ideal poolscape for your family.Raised walls
A raised wall adds a creative element to your poolscape. In the examples shown below the wall is likely reinforced concrete with a stone facade. Water elements have been added and the garden adds a beautiful backdrop to the pool setting.
Instead of being able to walk all around the pool consider having a raised area that can be used as a planter, spa, or sitting area. This can add variety and dimension to your yard and act as a privacy barrier from your neighbours.
Waterfalls, cascades and water features
Not only does a waterfall add a certain magic to your poolscape, its sound can serve to mask traffic or neighborhood noise. A variety of sizes and styles are available as is the option to custom design a special setting that will work perfectly in your back yard.
If a waterfall adds a soft watery rumble to the sensory experience of your poolscape, streams add more of a gentle trickle sound. Streams are installed along the tile line of your pool and are adjustable so you can change their directional flow for the perfect appearance.
Add the mystery of a vanishing edge
When you add a vanishing edge the water cascades over the back creating a wonderful illusory effect—as if the water is flowing out into the horizon. The water drops over the wall into a catch basin from which it is recirculated into the pool.
Lighting creates mood and romance
Enjoy a magical poolscape at night by adding lighting. Lighting can truly be transformative. Not only is it practical so you can use your pool at night, It creates mood and intimacy.
All of the ideas mentioned above are captured below in the same order. Have a look at the pictures to get even more ideas. And, when you're ready, contact us and we'll be happy to answer any of your questions.