Yup, it is true! This is how to landscape your above ground pool into a private oasis.  

Above Ground Pool Landscaping Ideas

December 8, 2022

In this article, we will look at alternative, funky and new things you can do with your above ground or small compact small pool. One of the many DIY projects in this industry is to landscape your above ground pool into a backyard oasis. 

With this in mind let’s answer the one burning question first. It is straight and simple. Can you in fact landscape an above ground pool or small compact pool into a magical backyard oasis?

In general, you can turn your above ground pool into any type of creative construction that you can think of. Small pool landscaping can turn your backyard into a private oasis, providing a beautiful and relaxing space for you and your family to enjoy. Whether you have a small above-ground pool or a compact in-ground pool, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your space and create a backyard oasis that you’ll love.

Now that we have gotten that out of the way, it is time to start looking at some ideas on how to actually do this. 

We already covered some of the best things that can go around your above ground pool in this article. Check it out for some more ideas. 

Add plants and greenery to your above ground pool landscaping

One way to add a touch of luxury to your small pool area is to incorporate plants and greenery. Not only do plants add a natural and calming element to your backyard, but they can also provide privacy and shade. 

Consider adding tall shrubs or trees along the perimeter of your yard to create a secluded and intimate space. 

You can also add potted plants and hanging baskets around your pool to add pops of color and texture.

Personal Experience: It might be super obvious, but important to note. If you have kids then it is better to add your greenery in pots. The simple reason is splashing around, playing with balls or just playing in general will put any planted greenery in danger, ultimately costing you too much money. Another alternative is talking to your local nursery and finding robust plants. 

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It is all about the seating, a landscape winner!

Another way to make the most of your small pool area is to add comfortable seating. This will allow you and your family to relax and enjoy the space. Choose seating that is waterproof and durable, such as outdoor wicker or teak furniture. Here are some products you can consider

You can also add cushions and throw pillows for added comfort. Consider incorporating a small table and chairs for dining al fresco, or a lounger for soaking up the sun.

Personal Experience: For comfortable seating, your surrounding pool area obviously needs to be level. Because my backyard was at a slope, we leveled the area to only level the above ground pool. And yes we only decided to landscape afterward which I did not have the budget to do yet. So we are in the process of creating a small decking area around our pool. 

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Other Not-So Crazy above ground pool landscaping ideas. 

In addition to seating, consider adding other amenities to your small pool area. A fire pit or outdoor fireplace can provide warmth on cool evenings, and also create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. 

Not to mention doing a good old barbeque while the family is enjoying the water. You do get hungry when swimming! 

You can also add outdoor lighting, such as string lights or lanterns, to create a magical ambiance at night.

Personal Experience: I have not added a fireplace to my area, for the same reasons as mentioned with the seating. That said we have added some lanterns – solar to be specific as to not have a fire hazard – and also, once our deck is up (photos to follow) I believe this to be such a great idea.

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For some great lanterns and outdoor lights this is the place you should check out. There are great waterproof (a must) and also solar options. So this is a good old win-win.

Final thoughts

Don’t forget about the small details. Adding small touches, such as candles, throw blankets, and decorative accessories, can make your small pool area feel like a true oasis. You can also add a water feature, such as a small fountain or waterfall, to add the soothing sound of water to your backyard retreat.

With a little imagination and creativity, you can turn your small pool area into a private oasis that you and your family will love. By incorporating plants, comfortable seating, and thoughtful details, you can create a backyard space that is truly your own. So why not start planning your small pool landscaping project today and start enjoying your own private oasis in no time.

Whoever said that a small pool or above ground pool is boring?

You can jazz it up with these landscape your above ground pool ideas.

Let us know some of your thoughts in the comments below.

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