Landscaping services in the United States is big business. In the past five years, U.S. Landscaping services have grown by nearly 6%, reaching $93 billion in revenue in 2018. Additionally, the landscaping service industry’s business growth amounted to almost 2%. Swimming pool renovations and installations have been a part of this rapid growth.
There are many aspects to a beautiful, landscaped outdoor/backyard area. Your home is your castle, and your yard should match and fit the quality of your home. Swimming pools and swimming pool renovations (for the older, outdated pool or the above ground pool) are a part of making your backyard oasis. Often landscape designers will offer an array of patio options that will accent your in ground swimming pool. For example, a fire pit and a concrete pool bring envy to the backyard without this combination. Let’s explore this outdoor-patio-pool project further.
An outdoor fire feature will not only keep you warm on chilly evenings after a cool dip in the pool on a hot summer day but is also bound to draw the eye. It will contribute a great deal to the visual impact of your in ground swimming pool as well.
Where you place your fire pit will determine its visual impact and the degree to which its warmth and ambience pervades your outdoor living space including the most significant feature: the swimming pool. Placing your outdoor furniture in a semicircle, facing the pool, with a fire pit in the center is visibly stunning, and this design will enable you to appreciate both the pool and fire pit equally. Get cozy next to the fire with friends and family. Watch the setting sun reflect off the pool while shimmering flames of deep gold warm your cheeks. Obversely, facing your outdoor furniture away from the pool in order to enclose a fire feature will highlight the pool and the pool deck. This will give your outdoor area two distinct atmospheres. Fortunately, fire pits can be designed to accommodate a wide array of shapes and sizes. Fire pits can be either circular or angular, which is intended to accent the particular needs of your outdoor aesthetic.
Again, it’s important to match your fire pit to the theme you desire for the outdoor landscape. You do not want your fire pit or other fire feature to that clash with the rest of the pool- and landscape. Check with your landscape designer about materials and colors. A cohesive poolscape will enhance the beauty and enjoyability of your backyard.
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