It will soon be time to take a dip again and if you are fortunate enough to have your own swimming pool, then you probably can't wait for the sun to warm up that water and get started on those pool parties.
It will soon be time to take a dip again and if you are fortunate enough to have your own swimming pool, then you probably can't wait for the sun to warm up that water and get started on those pool parties. Needless to say, after winter, it is time to call in the pool maintenance personnel, have them uncover, clean out, and fill the hole again so that it is suitably presentable and ready for the dive.
The entire pool area, if surrounded by greenery - trees, shrubs, potted plants - will require serious gardening attention - get it pruned, cleaned of decaying foliage, re-composted and re- potted accordingly in preparation for the hot season ahead. To complement the watery part and the greenery, poolside furnishings and decorative touches are usually called for.
What about livening up the space with new furnishings this year? Admittedly, cheap furnishings usually get sunburnt, plastic becomes brittle, paint does flake, chlorinated pool water may efface some textiles and some untreated metal may become rusty. So investing in quality items will help keep the poolside shimmering in the long-term. Search for a theme even for the pool area, which needn’t be a reflection of what goes on inside the house, but something completely different in all aspects. For the hacienda look, you may decide to go bright bold and summery with raging colours that speak of España. You may alternatively opt for the oriental look and mellow down the tones to something just as warming but rather more subdued. Perhaps you hanker for an English garden poolside or a funpark theme. There are endless possibilities.
The most obvious thing to consider is seating and this is where choices are so wide and varied. The seating itself will set the style for what surrounds it. From loungers to floating armchairs, hammocks, pouffes or swinging settees….. the choice of materials and colours all again depends on the over all feel you want to give your space. Lightweight elegance comes in the form of rattan weave rather than plastic whilst something sturdier calls for marine wood or aluminium.