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How Do I Make My Backyard Pool Private?

How Do I Make My Backyard Pool Private?

Posted by Dunn Rite on Jun 19th 2020

If you have a pool in your backyard, you know that there is nothing better than relaxing in the water on a hot summer day. This is a great place for family members and friends to come together, enjoy each other’s company, maybe play some pool basketball, and cool off underneath a gorgeous blue sky. On the other hand, there might be times when you want to keep your pool to yourself. When you step outside and jump in the water, you might be able to look around and say hi to your neighbors. This also means that they can see you. If you are looking for ways to make your backyard pool more private, there are a few tips to keep in mind.

Add a Fence to the Pool

You should have a fence around your pool already. If you don’t, you might be subject to a fine depending on your local laws. Yes, fences are a great way to add privacy to your pool because they will prevent others from simply strolling over and jumping into the pool. This is the first layer of privacy, which is why it is at the top of this list.

On the other hand, fences are far more important for the safety they provide. Imagine some drunk person strolling into your pool in the middle of the night. This would be annoying; however, they might also drown. In addition, a small child might fall into the pool by mistake. This is why a fence is so important. Make sure the fence covers the pool from every side and that it has a gate the automatically closes and locks after being opened. Add a fence first.

Think About Privacy Screens

Now, if you want to have more privacy for your pool, then think about using privacy screens. Privacy screens can either be temporary or permanent. They resemble window screens and can make the area more comfortable by providing a bit of shade. They also come in different sizes and styles, allowing you to tailor the screens to meet the needs of your pool deck.

Consider Various Landscaping Techniques

In addition to privacy screens, you can also go with a more natural option using certain landscaping techniques. One of the easiest ways to do this is to simply plant a row of small hedges along the perimeter of the pool or the yard. Remember that the farther away from the pool the hedges are, the taller they will have to be to get the job done. In addition, you need to think carefully about which hedges are you going to use. If the roots are too deep, they might damage the foundation of your pool. Hedges and shrubs come in all shapes and colors, allowing you to style your yard as well. Remember that if the plants bloom, leaves might fall off and land in the water, making your cleaning routine a bit more challenging.

Add Cabanas and Lanais

If you are really looking for a unique way to increase the privacy of your backyard pool, then think about adding some cabanas and lanais. A cabana is a great place for you to change out of your swimsuit without having to drip water on the floor of your home. A cabana can double as a private room, allowing you to do exactly that. You can also add a lanai, which has a nice visual perspective while also providing a shady spot for you to relax with a drink and a book after swimming. These are a few of the unique ways that you can add an extra layer of privacy to your backyard pool.

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