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The
finishing
touches!
T
he final stages of installing any pool are that the foundations of the pool remain
an exciting time for the owner. untouched. Palms can be grown in pots
Months of looking at the hole in the around the pool to offer shade without
ground are finally resulting in a beautiful root spread, but remember, these will
pool that the client can now enjoy, but the need protection from frost in winter and so
job’s still not finished as final landscaping require a little more maintenance than
can provide the balance and finishing ground-rooted plants.
touches that a pool requires. Here’s how:
Landscaping is a much
SCREENING
neglected skill around BEFORE YOU START Clients may well want screening, either
Even before beginning the build, the from neighbours, nearby roads or
a pool. Get it right actual location of the pool will help with footpaths or guests and there are a great
later landscaping. Heritage has installed variety of options available from bamboo
and it will dramatically pools over looking ha-ha’s, in confined screens, stone or brick walls or foliage to
spaces next to houses, in meadows, in achieve this. Faster growing plants may be
add effect and value gardens, but all locations are chosen to more suitable where screening is required,
maximise the effect clients are seeking to but avoid the notorious Leylandii!
to the installation of achieve. Once the setting is decided
upon, the final landscaping should run in
any pool. Brian conjunction with the latter stages of the LANDSCAPING TO DETER
build. Ideas to consider: INSECTS
Andrews, Managing Everybody enjoys relaxing by their swimming
pool in the sunshine, however no one likes to
Director of Heritage FORM AND FUNCTION be rudley interrupted by insects that are also
Many clients want the area to be as sunny out and about. This is why Heritage,
Pools looks the style as possible, so that they can mazimise their recommends that clients include plants that
enjoyment of the pool, but it is worth help deter creepy crawlies and flying bugs.
secrets of making the considering trees for shade. Choose This also has a more practical advantage
carefully to avoid trees that are known for for pool owners. Less insects around the
right decisions wide root growth, such as Eucalyptus, so pool means there will be less falling into
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