8 Landscaping Ideas For Privacy Around Your Pool

8 Landscaping Ideas That Help Create Privacy Around Your Pool

Pool privacy is a significant concern for most pool owners. While nothing beats enjoying a leisurely swim in your backyard, no one wants nosy neighbors intruding or staring at you.

 According to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), there are more than 10.4 million residential pools in the United States. And, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, swimming is the fourth most popular sport or activity in the U.S. This signifies how many people face the dilemma of pool privacy.

 Well, we’ve got a solution. Or to be exact, eight of them! We understand most people don’t like to put themselves on display before or after swimming.  If you’re one of them, this is a must-read for you.

Create a private and safe environment for your loved ones with these innovative and straightforward landscaping ideas. Below are eight landscaping ideas to help you create pool privacy around you.  

1. Fence

One of the most common ways to ensure your privacy is putting up a fence around the pool perimeter. It allows you to zone in your loved ones and zone out any intrusion.

 You can choose from a wide range of materials from wood to plastic. Since they come in a variety of sizes and designs, fences are an incredible way to create a customized and aesthetically pleasing look.

 2. Hedges

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If you need privacy but are hesitant about building a fence, then this is a great option. When planned properly, you can shape shrubs into attractive hedgerows of astounding heights. It’s a beautiful natural wall of bushes.

Remember the thick maze from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire? Not only will it give you the privacy you crave but it will also create a beautiful natural cluster of lush foliage around your pool. It is the perfect mix of pool privacy and decoration.

 A typical plant for hedgerows is the Lilly Philly or the Monkey Apple. With proper care, it can grow up to 16 feet tall and 20 feet wide. Lush with flowers in the summers and fruits in the winter, this is a great pool privacy plant.

 3. Privacy Trees

You can plant trees that have dense foliage to give you some privacy. In fact, you can even grow trees like bamboo in potted plants. And you don’t have to wait for a couple of years for them to mature. You can buy up to 30 feet tall bamboo trees for instant pool privacy.

 Palm trees are another great alternative. They give your pool a relaxed and remote feel providing shade and respite from the summer heat, making it perfect pool landscaping.

 4. Tiered Pool Privacy Plants and Trees

Create a natural garden with layers of plants and trees. The idea is to have tall trees on the outer perimeter. Then follow with medium sized plants and shrubs in the middle. And end with colorful flowers, dwarf shrubs, and succulents in the front.

 Add layers of privacy with an original concept backyard. It is a great way to create an aesthetically appealing pool landscape. However, we advise you to consult a pool landscaping expert to help you identify plants best suited to your local climate.

 5. Lattice Screens and Trellis Panels

A screen is an affordable pool privacy solution. Traditionally, thin strips of wood are woven in a diagonal decorative pattern with openings in the middle. They are designed for privacy and are a perfect addition to your pool landscape.

 Many people like to blend these fences with plants and creeping vines. It adds another layer of privacy with a beautiful array of plants like ivy and honeysuckle. You can begin by installing the decorative screens around the pool. And then grow a vertical garden with creeping plants that fill in the gaps over time. 

 6. Pergolas

A pergola is a perfect companion for your pool. It adds a touch of style while allowing ample shade from the Sun. Adding a pergola to one end of your pool creates a beautiful visual centerpiece. Add a couple of curtains to the sides and block out any peeping toms.

 The best feature of a pergola is that it doubles as a private and family space. When you want privacy roll down those curtains. And if you’re going to host a family barbeque, roll up those curtains and voila! It is that versatile.

 Another option is to cover the pergola with plants and creeping vines for some added shade. And get that Instagram-worthy pool landscape that will make you the envy of your family and friends. Consult with a pool landscaping specialist near you to design your perfect pool pergola.

 7. Retractable Canopies and Enclosures

If you’re looking for a comprehensive pool privacy solution, retractable canopies are for you. These offer reliable protection from the peeping toms and shade from the Sun. They cover the entire pool from end to end. These one-of-a-kind pool enclosures transform your pool landscape to create unparalleled privacy.

 So if you’re looking to up your style quotient with practical pool landscaping solutions, go for retractable enclosures. They allow you the flexibility to use the pool as both an indoor and outdoor pool.

 8. Privacy Sails

These are the latest pool landscaping ideas for instant privacy. Most of the options we have looked at offer privacy at ground level. But what about tan aerial privacy?

Privacy sails allow you to create a wall with the flexibility to use it when and where you want. These sails come in a range of sizes, shapes, and different colors that allows you to create a custom look for your pool. All you have to do is mount them to the already fixed structures. 

Whether you need help deciding the best pool privacy plants suited to your climate or a professional landscaping expert, we’ve got you covered. So pick up your phone and call in your friendly neighborhood pool landscaping experts.

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