Backyard Entertainment | 10/30/14

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Today’s pool landscaping ideas are a lot more intricate than just creating some flower beds around the pool; it’s all about creating an ambiance and an environment that you and your guests will love. When thinking of pool landscaping ideas, consider how much you entertain and how you like to relax. You’ll then be able to create an outdoor living space that’s just as comfortable as indoors.

Outdoor Kitchens and Barbeque Islands

It wasn’t too long ago that entertaining in the backyard meant taking the three-legged charcoal grill out of the garage, but today homeowners are choosing to create a comfortable year-round cooking space outdoors. Outdoor kitchens and barbeque islands can be built to suit the needs of any homeowner and include any number of appliances, such as sinks, warmers, wetbars and refrigerators. Many now also include kitchen islands so that meals can be easily prepped and served without the cook even needing to step inside.


Creative Water Features

Water features not only add visual interest, but they bring with them a tranquillity that soothes the mind, the body and the soul. From bubblers and deck jets to scuppers and fountains, pool owners can creatively incorporate these features in and around the pool to build an inviting aquatic sanctuary.

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Refreshing Decking Options

Pool deck surface ideas are a part of almost every landscaping project as the deck can completely transform your outdoor living space. Replacing your older deck with colorful and natural flagstone or sleek stamped concrete will completely change the ambiance of your backyard. With ShastaDeck you can choose from multiple colors and stamp finishes.

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Cozy Seating Plans

When coming up with pool landscaping ideas, consider where you want to sit down, lounge and relax. The type of furniture you use, the shading, and the proximity to the pool, spa and dining area should all be considered.

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Shasta Pools is a Phoenix pool builder who provides a variety of services including swimming pool remodeling, commercial pool building, and pool service and repair. Since its establishment in 1967, Shasta has helped over 80,000 families realize their dream of pool ownership. By providing exceptional value, quality craftsmanship and superior customer service, the Shasta team continues to fulfill the corporate mission of astonishing and delighting their customers and exceeding expectations. You can learn more about Shasta Pools & Spas by visiting them online, or by connecting with them on Facebook or Twitter.