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Our Best DIY Ideas for Your Outdoor Pool

How to Create Your Ideal Set Up


by Maria Pontiero
Feb 25, 2019

Having a backyard pool is one thing. Transforming it into a fun place for family, entertaining, and relaxation is something entirely else. If you’re anything like us here at Spreetail, you have plenty of ideas for the backyard swimming pool oasis of your dreams. From pool parties to BBQs, we love spending as much time as we can outdoors. Whether you’re in the market for a swimming pool or want to revitalize your pool landscape, read on and get inspired by our favorite backyard pool landscapes. We hope to spark some joy into your backyard!

Light It Up

One of the best things about having a swimming pool is that you can use it during the day or night. Adding floating light orbs or a string of lights allows you to enjoy the water till late into the night. Adding a light or two will brighten up the night and let you have twice the fun.

Get Shaded

Adding plants is a great way to revitalize your pool landscape. Plants can add a lot of dimension to your backyard, including shaded spots for hanging out. Relief from the hot sun is an absolute must, and trees and shrubs can help. Besides offering escape from the heat, they create another focal point in your space. Depending on the type of plant, you should be aware that some towering plants shed their leaves. If that’s a problem for you, go with a tree that’s less likely to shed – like a palm tree – so there's less clean ups needed.

Add Pops of Color

An easy way to add a refresh to your pool is by adding pool floats that will make a serious statement. We offer a wide range of pool floats, from pizza floats to unicorns, watermelons, peacocks, and everything in between. You’ll find the pool float that will make your guests want to jump in the water and have a blast!

Furnish Your Space

If you already spend a lot of time in the pool, it only makes sense to have a good spot for when you want to hang pool side. Adding a table and chairs is an easy way first step. Choose furniture that compliments your existing decor, or you might just want to go for something completely new. It's all up to you!

Get Fired Up

A fire pit is the hot spot during the summer months for roasting weenies and marshmallows, catching up with friends, and telling ghost stories. Plus, they add a bit of flare to your backyard. When everybody is ready to get out of the pool, they can head over to your firepit to warm up and hang out.

Pools surrounded by lush landscapes, sundrenched decks, and plenty of seating invite swimmers and sunbathers to gather ‘round all season long. If you want even more ideas on how to spruce up your backyard, check out our entire list of pool & spa accessories and outdoor living products.

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