Whether you purchased the house and the pool came with it, you’re thinking of having a pool installed, or your existing pool installation needs a little TLC, it is important to figure out exactly how you would like your yard to look. Deeply consider what it is you intend to use the pool for and then decide how you would like to set it up.
Many find that a gazebo is an essential part of their backyard design and plans are often included with one in mind. In this article, we’re going to discuss the benefits of having a gazebo and how to include one with your pool installation perfectly.
Choosing Your Gazebo
Once the pool is installed, your imagination can get started and envision the space that would be perfect for your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking to throw elaborate pool parties, or you’d prefer more privacy or just a pleasant area in which to relax, a gazebo may be exactly what you are looking for.
While some find that trellises with delicate creeping vines add a romantic layer, there are others who would prefer hanging baskets of fragrant flowers and attractive ferns.
With an extensive variety of colors, shapes, and styles to choose from, creating what would work best for your dream layout can prove to be quite simple and enjoyable. Wood is the most-common selection and also one of the more versatile. Cedar is a popular choice, and when used with a stain, can bring out the natural earthen beauty of your structure.
Using stone for the ground covering can create the appearance of a rustic retreat. While many decide to use metal for a roof, it can often be disguised to like other materials. It is also easy to include a door if necessary, so that your property can be kept safe when you are not around and also protect it from the elements.
Benefits of a Gazebo
Relaxation and Enjoyment
While many gazebos are primarily for aesthetics, they often have practical uses that shouldn’t go unmentioned. Some people find that with the right style, they can create a little home away from home complete with electricity.
What better way to enjoy your swimming pool than to have a mini-vacation destination right outside your window? With a comfortable chair and television, it would be quite easy to escape the stress that comes from the grind of daily life from the moment you walk outside.
Privacy and Seclusion
Others may prefer a more earthy approach and choose an in-ground fire pit, complete with lawn chairs and Tiki torches. With a few herbs planted nearby, either in pots or directly in the ground, you can keep mosquitoes at bay while enjoying the benefits of a secluded garden.
Some also choose to conceal a hot tub within a gazebo, making it an even more enjoyable environment which can be perfect for relieving tension at the end of a long workday.
Protection from the Elements
Whether your gazebo covers a hot tub or provides a space to lounge in between swims, you might notice that it offers a more controlled environment. The roof and partial wall coverings can protect you and your belongings from rain, sun, wind, and everything else in between.
Especially if you are enjoying a lovely swim in the pool and the weather turns on a dime, you can quickly exit the pool and take cover under the protection of your poolside gazebo.
Pools in Brainerd and Bemidji
If reading this has started the creative wheels turning on how you would like to recreate your backyard, please check out our blog or come down to Midnight Sun Pools n’ Spas located in Brainerd and Bemidji, where one of our helpful staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have about pools, spas, and of course, gazebos.