As a professional landscaper in the Mornington Peninsula, designing and constructing poolside landscapes is one of our specialities. There is nothing quite like an outdoor swimming pool to bring the whole family together to have fun and reconnect with one another.
However, if your pool surrounds and back garden are looking a little bit worse for wear, one of the best times to have a makeover is during the autumn to winter season, when you are less inclined to spend lots of time in the pool. This is also a great time to prepare your pool for the September school holidays and of course, for summer and the Christmas Holidays.
Don’t forget that you need to allow time to obtain council permits and for construction, so the sooner you contact a landscaper in the Mornington Peninsula, the quicker your pool will be ready for the school holidays and for next summer.
Options for your pool surrounds
As Mornington Peninsula landscapers, we know that you want a low maintenance, child friendly backyard that looks fabulous all year round. Some of the best materials for low maintenance pool surrounds are engineered timber decks, exposed aggregate and concrete, as well as tiles and natural stones.
Once you have your hard surfaces organised, then we need to think about whether you want plantings close to the pool, maybe giving your pool a natural billabong look or whether you like the clean lines of natural stone instead, without plantings. Of course, if you have the space, you can have a stone walkway or decking all around your pool with plant beds a little further away from the pool.
There are so many options available to you that they best strategy is to think about the functionality of the space and your own personal style. As a Mornington Peninsula landscaper, we know that if you have children you most probably want timber decking (kids are less likely to hurt themselves if they fall on decking) and with lots of shade, because both of these are very practical when the children are always in the pool.
On the other hand, if you do a lot of entertaining, you might want a more natural feel to your pool area with beautiful plantings right down to the water’s edge, lots of twinkling night lights and natural stone edging and paving.
You will also need to fence your pool, so think about frameless glass pool fencing, as this looks spectacular, makes a small backyard look much bigger and gives you a clear view of the kids in the pool.
The Victorian Building Authority, requires any structural landscape construction work over $5,000.00 to be completed by a Registered Building Practitioner. Richard Robertson Landscapes is Registered and approved by the Victorian Building Commission as a Domestic Builder Limited and as a Registered Landscape Builder for Structural Landscaping. Please check the tradesman you choose is compliant. vba.vic.gov.au (/legislation/practitioners).