How to Update the Space Around Your Pool

Posted December 23, 2021 in 3D Design, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, General, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Pool, Water Feature

The area around your pool should be more than just aesthetically pleasing. You deserve a space that is functional, safe, and comfortable. But if the area around your pool is dated, you probably spend your time worrying about safety issues caused by foot traffic, weather changes, and other outdoor conditions. This is not fair!

You deserve to feel comfortable and relaxed while spending time by your pool. But, in order to maximize the comfort of your pool, you need to make sure the area around it is safe, convenient, and functional. This is why we’re sharing 3 ways you can add comfort to the area around your pool:

  • Visualize exactly how your new pool area could look 

Concrete is the most basic option for a pool deck. Concrete decking is typically the most affordable. However, just know there are 2 types of concrete: concrete that has cracked or that will crack.  This is just the nature of the material here in North Eastern PA.  This is why strategic relief cuts are incorporated into the feature, they guide the cracking in a more intentional way. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to prevent the cracks from forming, but there are some ways you can enhance the concrete areas around your pool without replacing the entire pool!

If your pool is starting to show its age, or if you are ready to enhance the look of your inground pool, working with a reputable and skilled outdoor living design/build firm can help! Using our design-first method, we will help you to see exactly how your new pool hardscape can look and plan exactly how the demolition of your old concrete pool area will take place. This proven process eliminates potential areas and ensures no harm is caused to your pool!

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  • Add privacy and comfort features 

If you already have an inground pool in the Lehigh Valley, then you know that the pool area is often the focus of nearly all outdoor activities. But, if you are lacking proper comfort features such as shelter from the sun or a proper place to entertain you might not be getting the best return on your outdoor investment.

We know that privacy and comfort around your pool are essential.  And with the right design, plan, and build a team it’s possible to add safety, comfort, and privacy features that blend with your home and provides all the right resources for you and your family! We will take the time to understand exactly how you want to use the space around your inground swimming pool in the Lehigh Valley, and help you select features that provide the highest and best return to your home and lifestyle.

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  • Know exactly how much your new space will cost and understand exactly how it will be built

When it comes to new landscaping or hardscaping in the Lehigh Valley, it’s never a good idea to play a guessing game when it comes to your budget and you should never have to worry about schedules when it comes to construction.

We get how overwhelming it can be to manage all the moving parts when building your new outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley. This is why we handle all the heavy lifting of your project so you can sit back and enjoy watching your investment come together. Your very own project Concierge will provide detailed project updates every step of the way so you know exactly who will be at your home, what time they will be there, and what to expect!

Designing and building a new outdoor living space should be an exciting experience, but we get that you don’t want to work with a contractor that will waste your money and you don’t want to get stuck wasting your valuable time managing multiple crews, contracts, permit applications, and other important details.  You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners – just like you – to eliminate the stress and hassle when transforming your backyard into an outdoor living space in the Lehigh Valley.  We make your unique journey stress-free by using our award-winning design/build process to handle all communication with your HOA and township, develop your plans, obtain your building permits, manage any and all engineering, schedule your inspections and so much more!

Here’s how to do it:

Call: Schedule your meeting!

Collaborate: Create your perfect plan!

Construction: With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate: Raise a toast to your transformed home and the new life that comes from it!


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