We’re back with the latest on our Texas-sized outdoor oasis summer project! Haven’t been following? Take a look at this post and then this one to get caught up. You won’t want to miss the final product!
Today, we’ll focus on the pool deck and retaining wall for our pool project. Both features are significant construction hardscapes that can really add charm and tone to any outdoor space.
By this point, the foundation of the pool is ready, and we’re excited to start adding in the features that tie the entire space together.
The deck you choose will ultimately reflect the overall theme of your pool project; while you may think you want a pool to enjoy during summer, but at Complete Landsculpture we want to help you build the complete outdoor experience!
It’s Your Gathering Space
Your pool deck will be the foundation of your gathering space as it will be the area that you put your chairs, tables, and other backyard furniture. When it comes to decking options, the possibilities are endless.
Enjoy a lot of flexibility in your design with options such as concrete, wood, stone, composite wood, pavers, and tile are all options! Whichever you choose you’ll want to be sure that it has a few features, like:
Our team of design experts can help you make the best choice to complement your space! The timeline for installing the deck will depend on the number of square feet being laid.
The design of your pool deck, when done right, can draw in your landscape and unique aspects of your pool, such as the shape. If you want to make changes to your pool area in the future, your decking is a feature that can be easily updated and remodeled.
Use Retaining Walls to Get the Pool of Your Dreams
The second aspect of this part of our project involves retaining walls. Do you have a sloped backyard? You can still have a pool, but you will need a retaining wall to keep the design together and fit your pool into your yard’s unique shape. There are two main types of retaining walls used around pools:
- Segmental Retaining Walls: This involves dry-stacking pre-cast concrete block together.
- Masonry Retaining Walls: This can be constructed from poured concrete or concrete block and is faced with stone.
Segmental block retaining walls are the most popular choice thanks to their reasonable price point and aesthetic appeal. With both options, you’re getting a lot of variety in color, shape, size, and more!
Thinking About Adding a Pool?
As you can see already, a great pool can do a lot for your home—it can provide instant entertainment, an easy way to get fit, and even increase your home’s value.
If you’ve been considering diving into the deep end, read on! We’ll tell you just how a pool can enhance your property. A pool isn’t just an addition to your home; it can add to your lifestyle as well. Here are all the ways that you can enjoy all that pools have to offer.
1. It’s Your Private Getaway
Conflicting schedules and a heavy workload can make planning a vacation nearly impossible. However, if you have a pool, then you can have your own escape whenever you walk out your door!
A great swimming pool and the right water features, hardscapes, and softscapes can transform any backyard into a paradise.
2. It’s a Way to Spend Quality Time with Your Family
Are you used to your little ones spending their weekends in front of a TV or computer screen? Nobody will want to pass up a warm day in the pool! Invite neighbors, friends, and loved ones over to take a dip in your new pool!
3. It’s a Way to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions
There’s no shame in admitting that you passed up the gym a few times to get a few more hours of some shut-eye.
However, with a pool, you can tackle those fitness goals at home, and have fun while doing it. Even your kids will have no choice but to be active when they’re splashing around all day.
4. It Increases Property Value
Homeowners are always on the hunt for an inground pool, thanks to all of the reasons listed above. If you ever decide to move homes, then you have an attractive feature to offer sellers.
Enhance Your Pool with These Features
If you already have a pool, there are some enhancements you can add in addition to a deck to create a complete outdoor experience.
Want to make your pool a place of entertainment, luxury, or just fulfill your backyard dreams? Read on for a look into your options:
- Water Features: Turn your pool into an oasis with a water feature like a fountain or waterfall. They can be built into the pool design or placed on the pool deck. Whichever you choose, it will surely add to the overall experience.
- Fire Features: Just because the sun is going down doesn’t mean you have to put an end to your fun. With a fire pit or fireplace, you can keep the pool party going, dry off after a swim, or even enjoy your pool area well into the winter months.
- Pool Patio: Realize a truly complete outdoor experience with a customized pool patio. Meet with one of our in-house design experts to start creating your dream space.
Create Your Complete Pool Experience
Whether you want to install a pool or add-on to your existing one, the experts at Complete Landsculpture know what your property needs.
Our in-house design team and experienced building professionals will take your ideas and make them a reality.
Get in touch with our experts by calling 214-358-5296 if you’re in DFW or 405-789-3511 for the OKC area.