If you’re thinking about getting a pool, and you want to make sure it’s incorporated practically and aesthetically into your landscape, you may be wondering about elevation. Pool elevation can drastically affect drainage, and any run-off that may end up in the pool. It also changes how your yard looks and where you decide to place your pool. If you’re curious about pool elevation in your yard, read on.
First, let’s talk about looks. A pool at a higher yard elevation is going to look well only if done correctly. You may see some photos on our website of pools that start on patios or decks and are held back by a retaining wall at the far end. If your yard heavily slopes, it’s best to start your pool on the higher end. This way, when it rains, the water doesn’t harm the foundation of your pool or otherwise interfere with it. The direction of rainwater should flow away from the pool, not towards it. But wherever you place it, know that your pool should be integrated into your landscape well enough so that it doesn’t look out of place. This is common in pools that are placed seemingly randomly. Pathways, patios and gardens will keep your pool looking integrated.
Depending on your existing drainage system, installing a pool in the wrong place could be harmful. Groundwater that you don’t see on the surface may be making the earth too unstable to hold an in-ground pool. Sometimes you may need to implement a newer drainage system. It’s always a good idea to do this and properly irrigate your yard, but it is especially important as a pool owner. If you truly can’t find anywhere to put a pool besides the very lowest point in your yard, a drainage system will be essential to you. Always make sure your drainage system is installed by a professional.
Do you need pool landscaping done in your yard? Rhine Landscaping is the place to call.
We’ve got extensive background in pool landscaping, so that you can feel assured your pool will be installed correctly, no matter what. Our landscaping experts will effortlessly blend your pool area into the surrounding yard. Soon, your pool will be the talk of the town.
Landscapes are complicated to design and implement. If you’re ready to call for help, then you can contact Rhine Landscaping by giving us a call at 410-442-2445. We’ve got the knowledge your landscape needs to get it ready for summer.