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“MONTHS OF LOOKING AT THE HOLE IN THE GROUND
ARE FINALLY RESULTING IN A BEAUTIFUL POOL THAT THE
CLIENT CAN NOW ENJOY, BUT THE JOB’S STILL NOT
FINISHED AS FINAL LANDSCAPING CAN PROVIDE THE
BALANCE AND FINISHING TOUCHES THAT A POOL REQUIRES”
LEFT: Landscaping is all about maximum effect
and there’s nothing as stylish as cascading water
ABOVE: Flowers and herbs add something
extra as they release scents and fragrances at
the end of the day
BELOW: Pool surrounds and screening are a
vital theme when landscaping
the swimming pool, which means that SCENT
skimming and cleaning the pool will be Many clients want their pool experience to
easier and take less time. be multi-faceted and when sunbathing,
enjoy the smell of lavender or thyme,
whilst clients who want to use their pool in
ECO-POOLS the evenings, will also want plants such as
Eco-Pools are one of the fastest rising jasmine and stocks that release their
trends in swimming pool design today but fragrances at the end of the day.
they have specific requirements to
maintain their self-sustaining, self-cleaning
capabilities without the use of chemicals POOL SURROUNDS
such as chlorine. And that’s just the plants! Pool surrounds
When designing an Eco-Pool, Heritage are showing the same tendency towards
would split the pool into two areas – a deep the exotic, with clients asking for anything
FURTHER INFORMATION
area for swimming and a shallow area called from timber decking made from Bangkirai
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aquatic plants. This zone is filled with a slate. Clients need to decide on how they GOLDEN COAST
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micro-organisms to aid in filtration alongside entertaining outdoors then a patio and
HERITAGE POOLS
a specially selected array of plants, known wider pool surround would be prudent,
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for their reoxygenating powers. whereas if it is strictly for swimming and
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When completed, Eco-Pools have the sunbathing, the surround can be more
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benefits of looking like natural water discreet. All surfaces should be anti-slip!
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gardens yet are completely safe for Landscaping should be all about
SENLAC STONE
swimming. Eco-pools have the added enhancing the pool to achieve maximum
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benefit of changing during the year, as effect and for each client, the final result
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during spring, owners shouldn’t be is different. At Heritage, we ensure that
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this is natural, but give the water flora a their vision and landscaping is one of the TIMBERTECH
chance and this changes quickly as the best ways to add those final finishing
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weather warms up. touches.
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