Pools Offer Endless Landscaping and Hardscaping Options

A pool can bring so much relaxation and joy that it’s no wonder that people who grew up with a pool in their backyard or have had a home with a pool often list that as a must-have feature when they go house hunting. You can draw ideas from many other pools and pick the ones that you love.

This pool in Berkeley Hall in Bluffton, S.C. has an interesting design. Rather than having a terrace that surrounds the pool, the terrace wraps around a little more than half the pool. Landscaped areas on either corner add even more visual interest, and the side of the pool farther from the home is lawn. It’s a fresh, interesting design. A porch and a screened porch connect to the pool’s terrace. You won’t be able replicate this home’s lovely views of the Okatie River and the enviable sunsets, but you can get ideas for creative landscaping and hardscaping designs.

This Savannah, Ga. home has a big porch leading to the large flagstone deck around the pool, giving the perfect flow for entertaining. Container plantings grouped around the pool, full hedges framing it, and the trees in the background give a lush look. Even without its stunning vista of the Vernon River, the pool would feel like a resort despite being close to town.

 

This Savannah, Ga. home has a big porch leading to the large flagstone deck around the pool, giving the perfect flow for entertaining. Container plantings grouped around the pool, full hedges framing it, and the trees in the background give a lush look. Even without its stunning vista of the Vernon River, the pool would feel like a resort despite being close to town.

 

This spectacular waterfront estate in Beaufort County, S.C. has a relaxing pool. It reminds us that one of water’s most beautiful qualities is its ability to reflect its surroundings. Here you see the surrounding trees reflected in the pool. It echoes the beautiful and expansive views of the Okatie River seen on the estate.

Blog submitted by Celia Dunn SIR.  Visit www.celiadunnsir.com, or call 912.234.3323 for Savannah, GA | 843.836.3900 for Bluffton, SC for more information.